Helping Siblings get adjusted to their new baby is not something to take lightly!
This adjustment period isn’t just hard on the new mommy and daddy but also (sometimes more difficult) on the siblings.
I have been very fortunate for my kids to have an easy transition…but that doesn’t mean it didn’t come without its challenges.
When Addelyn (#2) was born, Grayden was only 26 months old.
He wasn’t too thrilled he learned about her arrival…
And although he loved the idea of her, she came as quite a shock to his routine!
He threw many temper tantrums the first few weeks. Especially since it was the middle of winter and we had nowhere to go!
Soon he learned to she wasn’t leaving and life became easier!
As for Braylon (#3) entering our lives…the kids were older. Grayden was 5 and Addelyn, 3. They were able to control and understand their emotions a little better. They were able to communicate to us that they felt sad we were holding the baby all the time instead of playing more. We had to sit down and have many conversations about how we loved them but the baby needed our attention right now. My husband and I divided and conquered whenever we were both home. And I did the unthinkable (for me) and put the baby down throughout the day so I could play a game 1:1 with the older kids. We did lots of arts and crafts and Eric took them to do lots of special things the first few weeks.
Chicago Fire Soccer Game