How to Introduce your baby to your toddler

Motherhood is a beautiful, messy, loving, transitional, exhausting, and challenging journey. From the very first moment you find out you were pregnant, you were probably already trying your best to "prepare" for your baby. You probably purchased every baby gear, researched the best crib and mattress, and nested your entire house waiting for the baby to arrive.

Well now that you've had one baby, having a second should be a piece of cake, right? It really depends on the baby and your attitude! 

Here are a few tips on how to introduce your second baby to your first baby:

  1. Before the second baby arrives, let your baby know that they'll have a forever playmate -coming soon! Let them love on your belly, talk to their sibling and even sharing the little kicks! 

  2. Be sure to purchase a gift for first baby. This gift will be given to him/her when the second baby arrive - sharing that this gift is FROM their sibling. A few ideas is a baby doll gift set that they can 

  3. It's all about your vibe. If you're nervous, they're nervous. If you're scared they'll be totally jealous - most likely that may happen. Don't be nervous. Welcome your baby and share the joy like any other day! 

  4. Include them in your daily routine with the baby! Explain what you're doing and why you're doing it. They love to be there and help.