September 20, 2021 3 min read
As kids come into the family, a lot of things begin to change. Each child is different from the other, so your experience with baby #1 may differ with the next baby. This means that as families grow, there are bound to be new responsibilities that can be challenging.
So, what can growing families do to be ready to welcome a new baby - could be a first child or another baby after the first two or more children? This article will answer this question.
The following tips will get you geared up for the journey of raising a new baby:
Are your friends or family offering to help with the newborn? Don't turn them down!
Managing a growing family isn't easy - you'll need help with the dishes, laundry and housekeeping. So, if a relative is willing, don't be afraid to welcome a prenatal massage or meals that can be stored in the freezer.
When preparing for the new baby, involve your first child in the activities preceding the birth of your baby. Let them accompany you on prenatal visits. Read books on birth together with them, ask how they feel about having a brother or sister. This will make them feel loved and not left out.
Again, think of gifting your first child an item that'll make them happy as the new baby arrives. Motivate them to craft a present for the newborn and be part of the baby’s welcome.
You should include a baby carrier in your baby budget. This is critical when you have to care for a big kid and a newborn. A baby carrier will help you nurse the new baby and still have your hands free to attend to your older child. It makes the job of multi-tasking, which moms face, easy.
Most big brothers/sisters experience some emotional issues following the birth of a baby. This is because it is a new experience for them. So, having them in the baby carrier too can help them connect with you and be happy.
Along with the increase in day to day expenses, growing families have quite a number of new tasks to deal with, including baby clothing.
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