I have a great guest post today. Valerie, the Babywise Mom, is giving us her tips on how to help toddlers and preschoolers get used to interacting with a new baby. It can be a tough transition to big brother or sister. There is this new little person you want to play with, but they don’t play right. And everyone is yelling at you to be careful! I really appreciate all the advice on how to help big siblings interact with the new little people in their lives.
I’m over at Wiley Adventures today. Carrie is someone who loves to read, much like myself. She recently posted about sharing Harry Potter with her daughter, and it got me thinking about all the books I am looking forward to sharing with my kids. Check out my post of 8 Books I can’t Wait to Read With My Children!
by Valerie Plowman
The idea of a new baby sounds nice and even exciting to a child, but the reality is often much different than the child imagined. I mean, isn’t it different than anyone imagined? The reality is that baby takes a lot of mom’s time, baby cries, and baby is a baby. Baby isn’t a playmate or a social equal. Baby won’t be ready to really play with the older sibling for many, many months to come. And even when the baby starts to be able to play somewhat, it still isn’t a running around having a good time type of play.
Valerie is mother to four and blogs at www.Babywisemom.com.
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