There is nothing more exciting than finding out that your family is about to expand. However, it can be tricky for your existing child to welcome their new sibling with open arms.
Here at Be Belle Boutique, we want to make sure that the introduction of the new little baby is nice and easy for you and your child. So, with this in mind we have put together some top tips that you can try out for yourself.
Talk to them about the baby
Some parents think it may be best to avoid talking about the baby to your child, but this can be a bad idea. Try to talk to them as much as you can, show them the scan photos and even take them to some of the appointments, just so they can learn more about what is happening. If you are not sure where to start with telling them about what is going to happen, why not buy a book or two to read together, which will help them to understand more about their new sibling.
Encourage them to touch your tummy
Feeling a baby move is pretty fascinating, why not invite your little one to touch your belly and see if they can feel them move. They are likely to find it pretty cool!
Give them things to buy
There are always plenty of things to buy when you have a new baby, even if you already have a child. Why not ask your little one if they would like to be in charge of buying something, you can give them the money, let them make the choice and give it to the new baby? It doesn’t have to be anything big, even just their first outfit or first teddy will do. It really is just to give them a sense of purpose in the entire pregnancy.
Make them a big brother or sister hamper
If you are having a baby shower then chances are that you will be inundated with gifts for you and the baby. Why not use this as an opportunity to make a little hamper up for your existing child? Fill it up with little treats that they can have, or share with the baby such as a book or some toys and they will soon be all the more excited about what is going to happen!
If your little one manages to step up to the plate and become the ideal big sibling, then why not treat them to some of the beautiful clothes from our range of affordable and unique collection, perhaps even get them matching? Here at Be Belle Boutique we think that not only will it make a great gift, but it isn’t something that will break the bank. Ideal if you now have 2 kids to buy for.