7 Ways to Prepare Your Toddler for a New Baby ...


When considering expanding your family, it's important to think of all the great ways to prepare your toddler for a new baby in the family. Even if you're not yet pregnant but plan to be soon, there are many things you can to do now so that your toddler will feel important and cherished when the new baby arrives. I know of many people who have difficulties with the adjustment of a new baby when a toddler is already present in the home. While some difficulties are to be expected, there are ways to prepare your toddler for a new baby that will make the transition a little easier on everyone!

1. Plan a Date with Your Toddler Once a Week

One of the ways to prepare your toddler for a new baby is to start a one-on-one tradition with your toddler before baby arrives. Plan a once a week date with just you and her and then alternate weeks with daddy as well. This will make her feel special and important, especially when there is a new baby taking up all of mom and dad's attention. It may be difficult at first for special dates to be a routine, but just think that you are getting a much needed break from the chaos as well as making your toddler a very happy camper when you make alone time a priority.

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