So, you have a preschooler in day care at Wattle Grove or some other Perth suburb and you have a baby on the way. You are probably quite excited. You have probably tried to make your child excited about a “new sister” or a “new brother” on the way. This sounds great, but it rarely works out the way you think it will ideally work out.
Up to now, your preschooler has been an only child. Your child has had you all to himself or herself. Now, you are going to be paying a lot of attention to the new baby. This is a huge adjustment for your child.
One of the best strategies for a preschooler is to give them a doll and let them take care of it while you are taking care of the baby. Make a game of it. If your child is not interested, then use an alternate toy. Boys often don’t like dolls, so a toy truck or a similar toy might help.
Another great technique: let your child hold and feed the baby. You will have to make sure the process is safe, but this can be done.
If your child is older, it may take more. Your child may feel the baby is there to replace him and that he wasn’t “good enough.” Make sure your child knows this is not the case.
Ultimately, you will need to make sure your older child knows he or she is still as loved and valued as they were before you brought a sibling into the house.
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At Cuddles Childcare Centres, we provide the best level of day care for parents in Wattle Grove and other Perth suburbs. We only hire the most dedicated, qualified and professional caregivers. Most of all, they are subject to rigorous background and reference checks before they are hired. To learn more, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.