(Closed) Preparing your baby for another baby

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not a parent, so no experience with this, but I love the babydoll idea!Not poking out eyes seems important.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mollie-Rose:  I bought my son a baby doll when I was close to my due date with my daughter. I also bought one of those toy baby bottles that looks like the baby is drinking the milk when it it held upside down ( the bottle not the baby). I wouldn’t buy it too early or he will have lost in interest by the time the baby is born.

Although I was breastfeeding, he fed his baby with a bottle at the same time. He changed diapers, swaddled her etc. He learned a lot watching me and we had some great in the moment chats about things like breasts, breastfeeding and why men can;t do that, burping, BM’s, bathing etc.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Mollie-Rose:  Ahh, brings back such a fond memory. My daughter was 2 when we told her she’d have a baby brother. We bought her a doll and said “how are you going to hold baby brother?” She threw it to the ground, stomped on it twice, then kicked it across the room! … We were worried, but she ended up loving him. They’ve always been close and still get along fine as teenagers. So don’t be too discouraged if the baby doll doesn’t go over well. There’s still hope!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  Daisy_Mae.
Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We didn’t do anything special other than talk about the “little bitty baby” and when we saw other little babies out and about I called them “little bitty babies” but I’m not sure she made the connection.  She was just over 17 months when DS was born and it was as smooth a transition as it could be.  She didn’t like me very much for about a week, but she was always interested in giving baby brother kisses or tickling his toes (we try to encourage her to tickle his feet when she tries to show us where his eyes are O.O)

 

She does treat her teddy bears/baby dolls/etc like babies though- tries to feed them, burp them, put blankets over them, put them in his swing/bouncer/car seat/etc.  It’s too funny.  

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