When a new sibling is introduced into the family, that is a big adjustment for your older kid(s). The family dynamic is about to change, which can cause your child to feel out of control. Anything we can do to help them have an understanding of what that change will look like will help them feel more in control and prepared for their new sibling.
So how can you support your big kid(s), especially those in the toddler and pre-school years to become an older sibling? We’re going to share tips for preparing prenatally, how to handle your older kid preferring one parent, and strategies for handling transitions throughout the day.
The information in this post came from the conversation I had with Caron Irwin on my podcast Bringing Up Baby. Caron and her team provide parents with comprehensive support to navigate the adventures and challenges of parenting and family life. You can find Caron at roofamily.ca and @roo.family on Instagram.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injury and death of Canadian children, so installing your car seat safely is critically important. Not only is the installation important, but how long should your baby stay in their car seat? What if they fall asleep there? Let’s dive into those questions and learn everything you need to know about car seat safety.
The information in the post came from a conversation I had with Katherine Hutka. Katherine is a health promotion specialist for Child Safety Link, a children's injury prevention center at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She's also the president of the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada, a national nonprofit organization.
Ashley Cooley is a birth, baby and sleep specialist living in Dartmouth, NS with her husband and their three girls.