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Going from one to two.. marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
May 1st '17

How was the transition for you and your LO when you went from having one child to two?

 DD will be just a couple months over 2 when this one is born,  so I'm scared she's going to FREAK once there's another baby in the house.  Any tips that'll make the transition easier on her (and me!)?

SomeMommy Due June 18; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74003 posts
May 1st '17

A was so smitten with her sisters, she practically was mommy. She was so involved and I kept her involved if she wanted to but not forcing it. It just happened naturally. She was a bit shocked in the hospital but once we came home, she went to it and wanted to do everything for them, hold them all the time. I don't really think I did anything extraordinary to prepare her. Just told her about the babies in my belly and she spent a lot of time with me. It's not that bad. I look at it this way, no matter what, it's an adjustment for all and you have to do it. Things will work out!

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
May 1st '17

It was actually incredibly easy for me. Leila was 3.5 though and I think that helped. I had a much harder time going from 2-3 and I think that was because they are only 15 months apart.

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
May 1st '17

It was great for us.  Dd1 was just over a year old though  when her little sister was born and she loved her.  Didn't really have any issues with jealousy or aggression.  We did have to explain nice touches a few times lol but she wasn't being intentionally rough. 

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8261 posts
May 1st '17

Dd1 was 5.5 and did great. She loved her sister from the beginning. She loved helping.  I however did not. Dd1 had a double ear infection when I went into labor and didn't know it. By the time I got home she had a 104 fever and was miserable. I was so exhausted and it was hard dealing with the house dd1 and dd2 plus pumping every 2-3 hours. After about a month things got better. I was just really overwhelmed. 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
May 1st '17

I was super suprised with Scarlett. She was 22 month s when Rowan was born. She has adored and loves him since the day we brought him home. She showers him with kisses. Entertains him with his toys. Shares all her stuff with him even though id rather she not lol She talks to him all the time. Reads him books. Hufs him. Says its okay when he cries. Its just adorable and i thought it was gonna be rough because she is super attached to me and a bit spoiled. :) Its hectic at bedtime but everything is going good and we have a rhythm now.

A.V.N. Due September 4; 2 kids; 4190 posts
May 1st '17

For me personally it was tough for the first two months and then it became easy.  My two kids are almost exactly three years apart.  I thought for sure DD1 was going to hate the new baby lol but even now almost 11 months later we've had zero jealousy issues.  I think the hardest parts for me was the emotional aspect of watching my daughter have to transition from being the center of our universe to...not.  She handled it fine but I felt a lot of guilt and a little sad.  Also the lack of sleep , and trying to keep DD1's days filled while taking care of and nursing a newborn felt a little overwhelming. I live very far from my family and close friends so I didn't have any help which I think contributed to my feelings of guilt and stress.  But honestly it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be ( I tend to be someone who always prepares for the worst lol) and within a couple of months it became our new normal and no longer felt overwhelming at all.  

Ohana❤ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nvr, NL, United States 1904 posts
May 1st '17

Going from one to two was easy.  They are 27 months apart.  Dd1 was a little emotional the first few days of dd2 being home but adjusted easily. 

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4725 posts
May 1st '17

I was terrified going from one to two. It was a lot easier than i thought it would be though. Ds1 LOVED being a big brother. he was 16 months old when ds2 was born and he was such a great big brother.

DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
May 1st '17

My boys are just under two years apart and I found the transition a LOT easier than I thought it would be. When Jack napped, Basil and I would nap. When Basil napped extra, that's when Jack and I would have special time to ourselves. I encouraged Jack to be so so super big brother and get diapers when needed and pick outfits for his brother and such. He even "helped" me breastfeed Basil by basically holding my b**b for a moment while Basil ate lol!

I'm more nervous now with the current newb baking. My boys are 5 and almost 7 now and crazy as hell. Me and newb will get no rest, lawd help us all!!

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
May 1st '17

One to two was super easy. I dont remember DD ever being jealous but she was still a baby herself (12.5m) and she wasn't getting into things like toddlers do so i believe that helped. 

Phenomemom 2 kids; Portland, Oregon 3061 posts
May 1st '17

My oldest turned 2 a week before my second was born. I thought he'd have a problem but he is a natural big brother. There was a little jealousy but I did my best to incluse him. I'd give him little jobs like throwing away diapers or grabbing spit towels. Now at one and three they are best friends. 

Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 222 posts
May 1st '17

We got my oldest a boy baby doll since he was getting little brother...it seemed to help ds1 wanted to do everything with his baby that I was doing with mine including breastfeeding...lol

MrsKW 3 kids; United States 4579 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Williams and Owen's Mommy:
We got my oldest a boy baby doll since he was getting little brother...it seemed to help ds1 wanted to do everything with his baby that I was doing with mine including breastfeeding...lol


My DS1 pretends to breastfeed too, DD taught him to because she wanted to be like mommy and he follows her and does whatever she does

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102639 posts
May 1st '17

Going from 1-2 was easy for me, but maybe because they were almost 5yrs apart lol..going from 2-3 though. Nightmare.