Children react differently to the arrival of a baby brother or sister. Reactions vary according to age, the nature of the child, the relationship between parents and child, and many other factors. Here are some tips on how to prepare your child for the arrival of a sibling.
There is no rule in this matter and it would be difficult to predict how our child will react to the arrival of a sibling. However, there are ways to prepare your child for the arrival of a new brother or sister.
Do it together, both parents, preferably in a place where the child feels safe, e.g. at home. Be prepared for a wide range of emotions and questions
You can try to encourage your child to help you prepare for the arrival of a brother or sister. It may be shopping together, helping to furnish the room, or choosing toys. It is important not to force the child to do anything, but to try to involve him or her in the common anticipation.
Remember not to neglect the older child while waiting for the baby to be born. The older child needs attention all the time and will continue to need it after the new brother or sister arrives. It is important for them to feel that they are still just as important.