How I helped my toddler adjust to the new baby

MondayJuly 31, 2017


So Temi is growing and changing each and everyday, we have all had to do some adjustment but I think the person who has had to adjust the most is big sister Simi. She has had to go from being an only child, to taking her big sister role extremely serious and taking extra (actually a little too much) care of her little sister.
I was quite worried about a baby coming along and messing up her routine and I will be honest it has been a little bit of a shake up from her norm which was expected but thankfully she has been such a good sport about it and also being my little helper I am so impressed. Here are a few ways I have been able to help transitioning from only child to big sister (and to be honest I am still learning on these things and in no way an expert, but these are some ways that have worked thus far)

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  • I involve her in everything or at least on most things. Like being my little helper around the house or when I have to run errands I take her along. Simi easily feels left out, and since Temi has come she is extra whinny and needy (even more than her sister lol) so I help to curb that and mentally check myself to make an effort of doing this everyday.
  • We do something completely for her, whether it be going to the pool or park but just something to entertain her  and keep her busy. This has worked out so far for us because it keeps her busy and by the time we are done she is all tired out which means nap time or early bed time lol
  • I let her be a big sister with boundaries though (lol I know that doesn't really make sense) Simi is a super hyperactive 4 year old and I know she is very excited to have a little sister, but her excitement can get a little out of hand and she has to be reminded her sister is still a baby and she has to be chill with her (a work in progress here lol)


All in all it's been a wonderful experience thus far, and she has definitely shocked me with how she has adjusted to all the changes. Of course every experience is different and each child is different from the next but I would love to hear your experiences as well, what have you moms that have been through the same experience done to help the transition?

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