> 5/22/2012 - 3 Ways to Make New Big Brothers and Sisters Feel Special When Baby Arrives: Expert Tips featuring The Review Wire and the ABC KidZ
3 Ways to Make New Big Brothers and Sisters Feel Special When Baby Arrives: Expert Tips featuring The Review Wire and the ABC KidZ
When the new baby arrives, new big brothers and sisters can easily feel overlooked. I See Me! Inc. and ABC KidZ present 3 ways to make them feel special and loved when baby comes home.
MINNEAPOLIS (May 22, 2012) – 1. Give the older sibling a special gift:
Whereas toys are likely to be discarded after a few months, personalized children’s books are a perfect gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. According to the ABC KidZ blog, “I think that the new "The Super, Incredible Big Brother" and "The Super, Incredible Big Sister" personalized books from children’s book publisher I See Me! Inc. (http://www.iseeme.com/) are the perfect gifts to help an older sibling prepare for a younger sibling. The book describes how special and important the child is to be an older sibling. Reading this book will be a reminder to the child that he or she is still loved while transitioning to being an older sibling, and it will be a treasured item for years to come! I highly recommend this book for any family with multiple children.”
"The Super, Incredible Big Brother" and "The Super, Incredible Big Sister" books from I See Me! also come with an award medal for the older sibling. According to the Review Wire, the big sister in the family “has kept her award in “safe keeping” and shows everyone who comes over to meet Sissy. If you are expecting another child, I highly suggest getting an I See Me! personalized book. This is a great way to create a connection between siblings and make the oldest feel included. While we’ve had a few moments of jealousy, Mini Me realizes that she’s the Big Sister and reminded that she needs to be Mommy’s helper.”
2. Set aside one-on-one time with them:
Let’s face it- new babies require a lot of attention and new parents are often feeling sleep-deprived and a little overwhelmed. But, it is really important to set aside a little one-on-one time with the big sisters and brothers of the family. Spending special, exclusive time without baby signals to the older brother or sister that he or she is still very much adored and special. A great time to play one-on-one is while baby is napping during the day.
3. Let them help out: Kids love to “do jobs” and feel important and helpful. Parents can help the transition for their “big kids” by asking them to help out with the new baby. Bringing new big brothers and sisters “into the fold” instead of excluding them from baby’s care will help establish a bond between him or her and the new baby. Give them tasks, like running to get a diaper, getting some water for baby’s sponge bath, singing a song to baby, etc. If you reward them for being a great helper, they’ll enjoy being the older child and will love the extra praise and attention you give them for being a great helper.
I See Me! Inc. creates high-quality personalized children’s books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child and build self-esteem. I See Me! Inc. products are personalized with the child’s name. You can also connect with I See Me! on Facebook or on Twitter.