17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Preparing Siblings for the Birth of a New Baby
I realize Beth touched on this subject pretty recently, but I would love to take it a step further. My midwife suggested I take my two girls (age 5 and 2) to a "sibling class" to help them prepare for the new baby. It sounded like a fine idea but the problem is, I haven't found one at a place or a time that works for us -- and we're running out of time.
So now I am thinking I could just plan my own "class" with them. Maybe hold it on a Monday Night? Maybe we could even call it a "Family Night?"
My question is, has anyone been to a "sibling class?" What kinds of things did they do/discuss? If you were to plan a "preparing-for-our-new-addition-to-the-family" Family Night, what kinds of activities would you plan? What would you talk about? I could really use your ideas.