Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting new arrival.
Tip 4. Breaking the news. Most parents find that it’s best to keep it simple. You can tell your child, “When mums and dads love each other, they sometimes decide to have another baby.” For a child under 2 1/2, it’s best to wait until the last trimester when you are really showing before telling them. . Telling them too early will be confusing since young children have no concept of time yet. Try connecting your due date with something your child can relate to like a birthday, Christmas, or a holiday. “How exciting your new brother or sister will be here in time for Grandma’s birthday” so your child has something to hook on to in their mind.
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