For those of you who have more than 1 child with say a 4-5year gap how did you introduce the idea of being a big brother/sister?
I am expecting number 2 in September. DS will be 2 months shy of 5 by then.
Right now his main interaction with babies is at the gym play area. His opinion, which he voices often is: mommy I hate babies, when babies are there I want to go home! I want to go to the gym that doesn''t have babies! babies cry and I hate that!
Needless to say we have been trying to explain that babies cry because they can't ask for what they want. I remind him that if he wants something to eat he just tells me, and that babies can't use words so that is their way of communicating. We subtly comment that if mommy and daddy had another baby that he would be the big brother and it would be his responsibilty to help teach the baby (he loves to teach), and help keep baby safe.
DS is a very bright child for his age and I want to get some good books for him to read and be read to. Any suggestions? He is reading at a g1+ level. Fun pictures and fun stories are what I want to find. Plus a simple "where babies come from" book as I am sure he will ask.
We don't plan on telling him for a few more weeks (I am only 6+1wks right now).