Bringing a newborn into the world is daunting enough, but try to imagine it through the eyes of your toddler.
Since deciding we wanted to have another baby, I have always kept Pollyanna at the front of my thoughts.
With Pollyanna it was Blue we worried about, but since we know how wonderful he is with Pollyanna, we know he will be just fine at adjusting to the little boy we will be bringing home in October.
I have been doing my best to hopefully try to avoid this.
YOUR TODDLER THERE IS A BABY IN YOUR BELLY
From the moment we knew I was pregnant, we told Pollyanna.
Pointing to my not-there-yet-belly and telling her “There’s a baby in here.”
She soon cottoned on and when we asked her “Where’s the baby?” she would point to my tummy”
LET YOUR TODDLER KISS YOUR STOMACH
Adam kisses my belly and talks to the bump, which Pollyanna instantly started to mimic.
It’s a way for her to bond with the baby without even realising it.
NAME THE BABY
We found out the sex (a great excuse for a gender
Although be warned boy’s names are so much more difficult.
Now Pollyanna responds to his name and is already saying it around the house.
If you don’t know a name, try a nickname.
LET YOUR TODDLER PICK THINGS FOR THE NEW BABY
Try to let your toddler join in with as much as you can when it comes to the new baby.
Take them shopping to choose
When the baby is here, they will also get excited when you dress the new baby in something they have chosen.