Keeping Your Older Child Engaged During Nursing
Nursing or feeding your infant is a special bonding time. If you have an older child though, it can be the hardest time to stay present. These emotions are normal and you may just need a little creativity to solve this problem.
Older Sibling Gift Giving
One great way to form an instant connection, especially for a young child, is to share a gift. Helping your child pick out a gift for the new baby will give them a sense of pride, generosity and ownership of this new budding sibling relationship. In addition, it is nice to pick something out to [...]
Teaching your Little One About Baby’s Facial Expression
Photo via Pinterest Depending on the age of your first child, they may still be learning to understand and decode emotions and facial expression. If they are already verbal, they are probably very eager to communicate with their new brother or sister. While they are going to have to wait a little while to have [...]
Preparing Boys To Be a Big Brother. Let’s step it up!
As we discussed in our previous post, we are consistently selling more of the Big Sister book versus the Big Brother book. We also noticed that authors of similar books, geared towards families preparing for their next baby, are selling more books for sisters than for brothers. This led us to the question, were families more [...]
Big Sister Book Sales Out Number Big Brother Book Sales……Why?
While keeping track of the book sales of “I’m Going to be a Big Brother” and “I’m Going to be a Big Sister” we have noticed a trend. The Sister book was outselling the Brother book consistently. Not only was that happening with with this book, it was happening with similar books by different authors. Books [...]
Preparing Your Child to Explore the New Baby
Whether you make the first introduction in the hospital or when you come home, the transition of having a new baby will take some preparation. This is why it is so important to start talking about what your older child can expect when the new baby arrives. Depending on the age of your older child the concept [...]
Mommy’s Belly is Getting Bigger and Bigger
Your child may or may not notice your pregnant belly getting bigger and bigger, especially in the early stages of pregnancy. But having your child connect to your growing belly is a great way to promote a connection to his or her unborn brother or sister. In searching the Internet I found the site: http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/week-by-week [...]
Acknowledgment and Reinforcement
A short while back I had the opportunity to spend time with a pair of siblings who are 2 ½ years apart. The little boy was 18 months old and the older sister was 3 ½ years old. During our time together the little brother was in need of attention. He was fussing, crying and [...]