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Baby #2 farrah_kane 2 kids; Mississippi 83 posts
4th Jul '13

How did your oldest react to a new baby? I have a two year old & I'm not completely sure how he'll react to a new baby. He's around babies a lot, but I don't know how he's going to feel about having a baby home 24/7. We've tried to explain to him to him that we will be bringing a new baby home and he'll stay in the bedroom next to his. But, he's only two, so he probably doesn't understand. Is there any advice you can give to make the process easier? :)

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
4th Jul '13

Put stuff in the babies crib (books, toys, crayons, ect) say they are from the baby.



My son was 26 months when he brother came, he was mad at me for 2 weeks, wanted nothing to do with his brother for 6 weeks.. He's now 25 months old and they are the best of friends (most of the time).

farrah_kane 2 kids; Mississippi 83 posts
4th Jul '13
Quoting GirlsHaveCOOTIES:" Put stuff in the babies crib (books, toys, crayons, ect) say they are from the baby. My son was 26 months ... [snip!] ... wanted nothing to do with his brother for 6 weeks.. He's now 25 months old and they are the best of friends (most of the time)."


Lol. Aww, that's sweet! When we buy things for baby #2, we tell Asher that "This is for Ledger, he'll sleep in this or play with this or wear this." So, he kind of gets it, but not really.

AKess 2 kids; New York, New York 22 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting farrah_kane:" How did your oldest react to a new baby? I have a two year old & I'm not completely sure how he'll ... [snip!] ... to his. But, he's only two, so he probably doesn't understand. Is there any advice you can give to make the process easier? :) "


For us the biggest thing was stressing how important being a "big brother" was. I wanted DS1 to feel very involved and that this new baby wouldn't be edging him out. When DS2 was born I would always ask for his "help" changing diapers or feeding his baby brother. He warmed up to the idea very quickly and has always taken his responsibility as a big brother very seriously. Obviously no two little boys are ALWAYS going to get along, but they are very close. DS2 thinks his big brother is the coolest guy in the world and DS1 loves to have a sidekick to show how to do things.

farrah_kane 2 kids; Mississippi 83 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting AKess:" For us the biggest thing was stressing how important being a "big brother" was. I wanted DS1 to feel ... [snip!] ... close. DS2 thinks his big brother is the coolest guy in the world and DS1 loves to have a sidekick to show how to do things."

Awwww, SWEET! I hope my boys are like that! Lol. We've been home for four days already and anytime I ask DS1 to grab me something he'll get it for me, but if he knows that it's for DS2, he refuses. He loooooves washing baby bottles though, I think it's the water & soap that interest him. And he'll grab me blankets and bibs and things, but he seems to always be 10 feet away from DS2. DH & I try to get him to hold DS2 but the first time he pokes him in his eye and the second and third time he stuck his finger in DS2's ear. Lol. I don't know if that's him being curious or if he's been ugly, I'm leaning more towards curious. He just doesn't like DS2 like he likes his baby cousins. Probably because he can get rid of his cousins and not DS2. Lol.