How do I prepare my older child for the arrival of our new baby?

11-12 weeks pregnant, Health advice, Questions/answers

I am expecting my second baby and was wondering how I can prepare my eighteen-month-old son for the arrival of his brother or sister…


When you are expecting a new baby, the other children in the family are too. Each age is different, with its own particularities. But one this is certain. Throughout your pregnancy, you need to answer their questions to reassure them about what will happen and about your love for them. I wrote an article called A New Baby Soon! (in french only). Please read it for more details.

Talk soon,

Marie

The Baby Expert 

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