No matter how much our little ones may beg for a little brother or sister, there can be some moments of jealousy as the family transitions and expands. A few easy steps can help smooth the way to becoming one big(ger) happy family.
If your little one is old enough, work together on a project to welcome the new baby. Creating a Shutterfly photo book filled with your little one’s favorite pictures of themselves, mama, daddy, and other family members will help them learn that many people make up a family and there’s always room for one more.
A special gift that promotes a sense of camaraderie and instills pride in their sibling status can go a long way in helping them become a great new big brother or sister.
Here are a few lovely ideas:
Personalized Tshirts that proclaim their relationship (sisters, brothers) or individual Big Sister Tshirt or Big Brother Tshirt with coordinating onesies establish a connection from the beginning.
The Over the Rainbow Sisters Tshirt, Sunny Flower Big Sister Tshirt, Double Trouble Brothers Tshirt and Busy Bulldozer Big Brother Tshirt from Petite Lemon are a few great options for solidifying their place in the family unit.
A little one-on-one alone time might not be easy with a newborn, but try to carve out some time each week to remind your firstborn of their importance.
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