As a parent who just got another baby or still pregnant and has thought of the best way to adjust the kids you have already to cope and adjust with the new bay can be somehow technical and may need a careful guide. For the kids you have already, it may be difficult for him or her to get used to the new baby, some of these kids are afraid they may lose the affection you do have for them, some are just too skeptical to know that you as a parent will share your love equally but are ready to put on defensive mechanism to avoid and repel any act that is contradictory to the existing love between you and them.
To remove freight and anxiety from your toddlers, there are some guides we will be giving that may go a very long way in reducing the freight and the anxiety.
LIST OF WAY TO HELP A TODDLER TO ADJUST TO THE NEW BABY
Carefully read between the lines and apply the guided to help your child adjust, first thing to do before checking through this list is to discover the major problem you face with the toddler, also the area you think the child is set back, after getting this you can then check to see the one to apply in the list of this guide.
ADMIT THE FEELINGS OF THE CHILD
You must understand that your child is expected to display some negative response to some of the actions or decision you as a parent might be taken in regards to the new baby or him, it is expected of you to understand and acknowledge with the toddler that is a preventive measure to prevent his love and cares been shared with new baby. Also, do not be harsh or respond negatively to this kid when this attitude is been displayed.
SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH THE TODDLER
As a parent, avoid neglecting the older kids for the new baby, always show the old kids you are still their parent, spend quality time together as a family and try to grow the culture of belonging and maturity expected of the older kids to the new babe. You may be busy as a nursing mother or busy father, but you can do this by drawing the older kids to you while you care for the new baby you may instruct the older kid to fetch water for his or her younger brother or get a diapers or anything for the new bay then making him or her know that the new baby is immediate junior brother or sister to him or her.
GIVE TODDLER GIFTS
To show you still care like a parent there is always a need for you to get the older kids gifts item, give them a nice treat, give them a special time and other things that may draw their attention to your love and cares. You should not stop buying the ice cream, fruit juice and another treat you give toddler while he or she is yet to have new junior one. Give them surprises and other things that can amuse them to gain your attention as a parent.
ALWAYS APPRECIATE THEIR GOOD ACTS AND ACTIONS
When your child does a very good thing or carries out an activity for his or her younger one always praises him or her, reward his actions, motivate him to do more, never for once underrate his good works and her toils to show his younger one a care. Always make him know his or her effort is always one of the driving forces while you are able to manage his or her sister. Also, if there are wrong acts carried out by the toddler learn to chastised in love and with all sense of parent and do not show any sign of inferiority to the toddler because this can amount to another stigma.
ARRANGE A DATE AS FAMILY WITH TODDLER AND NEW BABY
As a parent, learn to incorporate the toddler and new baby so that they can see themselves as a family. The toddler can sometimes show anxiety or display some sort of physical aggression towards the younger baby, it is your duty as a parent to correct such act by drawing his attention to what is doing, let him or her know that is not supposed to happen or is not expected from a senior brother to his or her younger ones because he or she is expected to show cares and love to the baby.
We have written all you need to know as a parent to help a toddler adjust to the new baby.