How to prepare your child for this
Strong and loving relationship before a new sibling
Although your child may have a difficult time adjusting with your absence it is important to ensure he/she feels loved and adored before you leave. Sometimes people think creating distance beforehand will help the child to adjust somewhat but it isn’t the case. Keep close and you will keep your connection as soon as you return home.
Find care for your child in your absence
When you have decided who will be taking care of your child in your absence a great idea is to set up multiple times your child will be with this person. This can be for shorter and longer periods. Let them develop a good bond with your child whereby your child feels safe and happy in this person’s presence. If it is something you feel your child can get comfortable with, try to allow this person to put your child down for a nap and be there when they wake. This is trial and error and you shouldn’t push your child if you see it creates a significant level of discomfort.
Prepare your child for separation
During the early years it is important to be mindful that attempting to leave your child with numerous people to get them used to you not being around or for them not to be clingy may have an adverse affect. The key is to allow your child to build a relationship with a designated person whom you understand they trust and will be calm with whilst you are away.
Communication is key
Use your imagination
We hope this blog was helpful and you probably had most of it covered in your mind. Allow this transition of a new sibling into the home to be an easy one. This is a special time for all the family and your child will be so excited to see you and your latest arrival on your return.
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