Make Your Kid Feel Excited About The Impending Arrival Of A Sibling
At this stage, if you are expecting or planning for another baby, there are certain things you need to take care of when it comes to your older child.
When you tell your child about the expected baby, create an exciting and adventurous feel around it, a feeling of expectancy. To your 5 year old child, knowledge is power. They may ask innumerable questions about the new baby but do not shrug them off or lose patience.
At the same time, it is also very important to understand that this is a testing time for the older child and you as parents in many ways. While preparing your child for the new baby, ensure that never ever should you undermine his presence in the family. Most parents do not understand the fact that the new baby doesn’t understand anything. But the older child is well aware of the happenings, but might not understand all. It is also a time when insecurity builds up, there is attention deficit and the child is emotionally vulnerable. In such a scenario, weigh your words well before speaking. This will make him more secure and the new arrival will be a smooth affair. Keep this in mind that your older child’s care is as much important as the new one .