Things You Should Know When Expecting Your Second Child

Your Firstborn May Need Some Extra Attention

A new baby means big changes for your firstborn. One way to make sure he or she adjusts is by making sure to include them. For example, when you bring your infant home give the older one a small gift. Also, be sure to have plenty of one-on-one time with your firstborn so he or she feels special.

Firstborn May Need Some Extra Attention
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Another tip is to make sure the older child hears you say things such as, “Wait [new baby], I’ll help you in a second. I’m with [first child] now.”