My 22 month old seems to be doing well now. We do have alot more temper tantrums, and I have to watch her like a hawk around the baby. She wants to help alot, but sometimes she will just strike out and hit baby in the head
I know she is jealous of all the attention. Yesterday she didn't want grandma holding the new baby. As for special tricks to help... I have been making special time when baby is sleeping just for DD. Sometimes it's frustrating b/c she will act out even durring her special time. I also started making a Let's play w/ baby time, so I can show her HOW to play w/ the baby. We hold up toys, and talk to her. DDs favorite thing is picking Laina's diaper. I let her pick the color about every time. I think she is doing extremely well. We didn't really regress much on t he potty learning front (she was PT at 18 months on her own). She did have a few accidents, but not many. The hardest part for me is having to divide myself between them. W/ DD I never put her down, I played w/ her all the time. This baby gets put downa lot more, and I don't have the one on one time w/ her that I"d really like to have. I also feel like DD#1 is getting slighted, too b/c I don't have the same amount of time to do craft projects, or just play w/ her. I"ve noticed my TV is on ALOT more. We used to only watch Sesame Street int he AM, andthen a movie at naptime (she usually won't take a nap, but I need a rest). Now I allow an extra program or two. Hopefully things will get easier, and we can get rid of the extra TV shows soon!