On Monday I went out with my Mum, Nana, cousin, her partner and her new baby boy. We went out to have some lunch at Bella Italia (which is a great place for Gluten Free options by the way!) and we also went to some shops as we wanted to buy something for the new born that my cousin needed/wanted for him. We also wanted to get something for my goddaughter as we didn’t want her to feel left out.
I do worry a lot that she will feel left out at the moment as the new born is more dependent on his mother than my goddaughter is. I also worry about how she is going to try and get the extra attention she must be craving as she has gone from being the only ‘baby’ to being the older child. However, when she goes to nursery she is happy to leave the baby with her mother meaning, that she isn’t jealous enough to keep from going there.
This being said, me and my Mum wanted to get something for her, so we got her a Belle fancy dress outfit from the Disney store along with a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ mini figure set of all the characters that she can play with. We got the baby an eight piece set from ‘Boots’ that my cousin wanted for him, and we also a Mickey Mouse rattle from Disney. We got the items gift wrapped so that my goddaughter can open all of the presents and give the presents for the new born to him, so that she is helping and involved with him, but knows she’s as important.
Let me know what you would do to try and help with younger siblings to keep it calm and split the time and the attention fairly in the comments below!
Remember be brave, be happy, be kind, be you!
See you next time…