Our boys are 22 months apart. #1 knew there was a baby in Mama's tummy, we involved him in getting ready for the baby, read books, talked about babies, bought him a baby, and gave him gifts from #2 when he came to the hospital to see us.. Despite all of this it was still a shock to him when #2 came home and he realized the baby was staying with us. My best advice is to give as much attention to your #1 after the baby arrives (and get help from those who offer), I think trying to keep #1 on some type of familiar schedule helps too. Going from 1 to 2 was harder than I thought it would be (but so worth it.) Good luck to you. It really is a joy to see siblings grow and play together.
How Did You Prepare Your Toddler for a New Sibling?
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