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05/07/2010 at 21:57
Hi after some advice please.I have a 3 year old son Adam and am expecting my second child in sept. Adam has become very clingy over the last couple of weeks I cant even go to the toilet without him making a fuss.He wants me to do everything for him and goes crazy if Chris his daddy baths him or puts him to bed.
Im worried how adam's going to react when I have the baby as im sure his resent behaviour has something to do with me being pregnant.
I would be grateful to hear any advice or similar experiences.
08/11/2010 at 16:06
10/03/2011 at 16:50
I found the same thing happened when I was having my second daughter Holly back in June 2009. She is now 20 months. My daughter Sophie was going through that clingy, naughty stage too.
We had trouble with her having paddy tantrums, not doing as she was told and being rather naughty at nursery. One day she had me in tears at nursery when I went to pick her up. The teachers told me that she had had a bad day being naughty and I thought " I can't do this" and went and had a cry in the corner. The teachers were very understanding.
She was very clingy and would cry and make a fuss every time we dropped her off at nursery. But as soon as Holly was born, she was a completely different child. We thought someone had swapped her for a good one!!
Now they get on quite well, they have their moments with jealousy but overall get on well.
If you include Adam with the baby afterwards, you'll probably find he won't be jealous. We got Sophie to help bath, dress and keep an ear out if Holly cried, she would rush in and get me!! Bless her!!
They will have their fights and fall outs but you'll probably find if anyone picked on either of them, the other will be straight in to defend them!!!!!
Good Luck for the baby and don't worry, it will turn out ok xx
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