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19/02/2014 at 13:41
How have you or will you prepare your children for the new arrival. Molly is driving me nuts, in a very sweet way, but nuts none the less by keep asking when the baby is arriving!! Lauren was older when we had Molly so had a lot more understanding of how things work and this time is completley no phased by it all and is more excited about getting the small room decorated how she wants as she is swapping with Molly so the little ones can share a room.
is there any books I could read with M on the subject of a new baby in the family? I have spoken to her about helping us choose things for the baby and she knows she will be sharing a room when baby comes out of our room (she insists if the baby cries she will be getting into bed with Lauren ) but just wondered what the rest of you have done
19/02/2014 at 13:50
19/02/2014 at 13:55
Will watch with interest! Can't wait to tell C and see his reaction, but I can imagine he'll be the same - they don't get the sense of things not happening for a while when they're little x
19/02/2014 at 14:01
AR - I saw that photo of P on your ball today, OMG how cute is she!!
Deedee - Thats the thing, they want it all now. We had to tell her though because other people would have mentioned it to her so we wanted her to hear from us but she is now literally asking me daily if baby is coming today. She has also expressed that she doesn't want to go on holiday with my parents and Lauren in July in case baby comes whilst she is away, I know she is going to get anxious about a it.
19/02/2014 at 14:10
We go by people's birthdays or other events. So initially it was the baby would come after Christmas and then it was after O's birthday.
19/02/2014 at 14:12
That's exactly why we need to tell C as soon as we know everything is ok after the scan - most of my family already know and MrDDs already worried someone might blurt something out. It is nice that they're excited and worried, but I guess it's getting wearing every day. If she understands the holiday isn't for a while, could you say that the baby won't be arriving until after the holiday? Fortunately C is learning that he has to wait for a while for things, so I'm hoping he won't be quite as bad as M! x
19/02/2014 at 14:14
Could you use the baby will not be coming until she starts school to get around the holiday with grandparents thing?
she gets waiting though and is generally very patient (we started her birthday list in January which isn't until September ) but this is a super excitment mode! I guess it will wear off a little bit too
19/02/2014 at 14:30
We've been reading there's a house inside my mummy to M, and we've also used events to try to put it in some perspective for her.
If it helps she did stop asking after a while, I'm sure she's only started asking again because of the hospital admissions, so hopefully Molly will give up asking too!
19/02/2014 at 14:43
We took C to buy a coming home outfit for the baby. We knew he was another boy so it was easier to guide him but he really enjoyed it. And also the whole a sweetie for c, a sweetie for the baby in mummy's tummy worked as he started to think about the baby and sharing with him and caring from really early on. I have a book at home I will dig out if I can and see what you think xx
19/02/2014 at 15:02
Thanks lovely x
19/02/2014 at 19:02
We read topsy and tim and the new baby and mummy, mummy what's in your tummy. My lo was 21/2 ish at the time but we read them for a long while after his sister was born and they still come out every now and again.
19/02/2014 at 19:47
I didn't tell L till I was about 6 months, I just didn't want the constant questions, and to wait 6/7 months for a child is such a long time, if we have another I'd do the same if I could go longer I would lol, Poor L never gets to anything till the last minute otherwise there's constant questions etc hes a nightmare. We read 'there's a house inside my mummy' too,
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