Bringing a newborn baby home can be a great and delightful event for the family but it can also be cruel to your older child,
especially if he is a lonely child. He is accustomed to your attention and interest in him. The arrival of a newborn can pose a huge threat to him!
Here are the best ways to thwart sibling rivalry:
1. Prepare your baby for the newborn
Before the baby is born, make sure you have talked to your baby about the arrival of the new baby and how things will change. Be sure to add positive things so that the new baby is a happy event.
2. Buy a baby gift for your baby
When the baby arrives at home, bring a gift from the baby to his big brother. Choose something that the big child prefers to feel that the new baby loves him.
3. Push your child to participate
From the first day your newborn comes home, ask your child to take part in caring for the newborn. Such as asking him to monitor the child, bring diapers, prepare milk with you, and reward him for positive and good behavior.
4. Do not skimp on the child time
Although the time you spend with your newborn baby is very important at first, you should make sure you don't spend all the time with him. Set aside time for your big child who may feel careless and jealous for neglecting him.
5. Sacrifice things clearly
If your baby shows signs of jealousy or tries to take something from the baby, be clear why it should not work. Make it clear to the big brother that the baby is very young and sensitive and that as a big brother he should pay attention to his little brother. Explain to him that any toys caught by the baby are for them to play together and that you are proud of him because he shares his toys with his little brother.