Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Annie | 2012/04/18


Toddler on new pregnancy?

My little girl will be 2 in July. I just found out that I am pregnant again. We have told over the weekend her that there is a baby in my tummy, showed her pictures of her ultrasounds and told her when she was a little baby she lived in my tummy and got her food through her belly button. (Well this part I have explained to her a few weeks ago already)
Both my husband and I make sure to tell her how much we love her and how important she is to us.
She has became very clingy (only wants mommy) for about the last 10 days. - Like in even more than normal.

Yesterday I noticed a bite mark on her arm when she came home from school. I confronted her teacher this morning, but she did not know anything about it. But she mentioned that my little girl was not her normal self yesterday, she was crying the whole day and slapping at other kids when they came near her.

She had a very bad night as well - waking up and wanted mommy to stay at her bedside (this never happens) she ended up in bed with us but did not want to lay down next to daddy, only mommy.

Can it be the new baby that bothers her this much? Or how can I try to find out what is wrong?

We have decided this morning not to mention new baby for a while.... just in case.
(Yesterday afternoon she was feeding my tummy sweets)

Thank you in advance.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is still very young and she is feeling very insecure since she has had the news about your pregnancy. Do not mention your pregnancy for a while. Give her lots of love and support now and she will soon be happy and settled again

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Posted by: Racoon | 2012/04/23

Hi Annie

Thats quite normal for especially the eldest child. She will be very insecure after the baby is born as well, and all you can do is to spend some one-on-one time with her and also allow her to share in baby-duties such as changing nappies, bathing and feeding (if possible). She''ll love the new baby though! Good luck with the adaption process, and enjoy your new belly baby!

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