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new baby with a older brother that is really close in age! Candance Jones Due April 22; Japan 8 posts
27th Feb '13

This is my third child! First girl. My other two are three and a half years apart so it was fairly easy to explain to my oldest about his brother and that I would still love him as much as I do right now! However, my secound boy, Elan is very hands on and demands attention. I have seen him be mean to children yournger than him. He is 18 mths. and gets along fine with children older than him. I have gotten on to him but I am affraid he will be visious to our little newborn when she arrives. Any suggestions on how to turn it around to make him excited about our new arrival/

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
27th Feb '13

Get a baby doll for him so when you change the baby he can change his baby. Get him to bring you the diapers and other stuff. Make him feel like he's helping you.

Candance Jones Due April 22; Japan 8 posts
27th Feb '13

I already gave him his dad's old doll because thats what his mom did, but he just slammed it head on the ground and the through the pour doll in the trash. I retrived it and plainned on trying again when our daughter actually arrives.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18095 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Candance Jones:" I already gave him his dad's old doll because thats what his mom did, but he just slammed it head on ... [snip!] ... and the through the pour doll in the trash. I retrived it and plainned on trying again when our daughter actually arrives. "


You need a baby doll, too.



Carry it around like a newb. Feed it, cloth it, change it, love on it, and play with it...like a little baby.



LO will see you and copy you. By time your LO gets here..he should be used to you having the baby and know how to be gentle.