06-02-2009, 10:45 PM
how do i handle taking care of my boyfriends two children and still have all the quality time i need with my newborn baby i want to be with just her all the time yet i dont want the other two to be left out or feel unloved
06-11-2009, 09:46 PM
Then you need to learn to juggle both. Whenever the newborn is asleep and the stepchildren are over... play with them. Spend quality time, do crafts, make jokes, etc. When you're newborn is awake, fed, changed, etc - then let the stepchildren hold her [while sitting on the couch or whatever is comfy to you]. In the mornings, if the other kids are awake... let them help you pick out an outfit for your newborn. Or if she's formula fed, let them "help" you make the formula or feed her a bottle if you're comfortable with that. As she gets older, this'll get easier. If they seem to be taking it personal that you're not spending as much time with them, then gently explain that you have a new baby and she needs you. But remind them that you still love them, still care about them, and that they are still your little babies also.
Hope it all works out. :]
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