Today I am guest posting over at Clarks Condensed. Katie has been following my blog for years, and asked if I would like to guest post for her! I said I would love to. She’s going to be featuring me in her “Mama Monday” series on her blog. Her blog also has lots of recipes, pregnancy and parenting advice, and thrifty living tips. You should check it out.Here’s a snippet of the post I wrote for her:
Loving your newborn’s siblings
When contemplating adding another member to your family there are often many fears and worries – Can we afford another? What’s the best age gap for optimal sibling bonding but also parental sanity? Will we be able to do this all again and enjoy it all the same?
The question Katie asked me to answer was “How do you show your older child love before/after the new baby arrives?”
My husband and I recently added a “little” 9.5lbs bouncing baby boy to our family. And the transition has been very good. His older, three year old, twin sisters adore him and still feel loved by us. And here are some things that helped us:
Have twins first, so they have a playmate at all times and thereby won’t need you as much, and give birth to a large, happy, non-colicky, sleep-super-well baby.
While those things certainly did help in our situation, you can’t always control such things, nor can you plan on them. So for the things we could control, this is what did that seemed to help: . . .