Having a second child is a major event for any family and of course everyone is excited. However, when you have two children of your own, you need to know certain things that many people overlook. There are many important facts that you should know about having a second child before you have the pleasure of welcoming another baby into the home. In this article I will list some of the things no-one should tell you about having a second child.
The first thing you should know is that you are going to have to take care of two different personalities. The first child will be your instinct child, the one that reacts to situations and knows when to get help from their parents immediately. This child will have more difficulties in adjusting then your other child and will not be as good at socializing with other children. The second child is your independent child, the one that will take care of themselves from day one until they are fully grown. This child will have better self esteem and will be less likely to have health problems.
You should also know that the birth of your second child can be a stressful time for both you and your husband or wife. You will have to be more responsible for household chores and you may even have to take care of some of his or her chores until they are older. It is important for you both to cooperate with each other in these matters.
You will also need to learn how to breast feed your baby. You should start to do it from 18 months. You will find it easier if you can hold the baby close and have the baby suckle from your mouth. Make sure that you are feeding your baby with a schedule so that your baby gets sufficient milk at different times. This will help you bond with your baby and will help him grow stronger.
It can be hard for your child to be separated from you. However, when the two of you do separate, you must prepare them for life without you. Your child needs you to be around to let him or her know that mommy and daddy are still there and that they are safe. You may also need to prepare your child for school by letting him know that he will have to go to daycare or you will need to get another baby.
There are also some other things no-one tells you about having a baby. For one thing, you will need to purchase certain items for your child’s needs before he or she is born. These items include things for the nursery, clothing and blankets. You may also want to buy some items for your child’s toys and to help your child learn the basics.
One of the most important things you need to buy is labor and delivery supplies. These will include things like hospital bed linens, blood pressure monitors, gowns for labor and delivery and more. These are used to help prepare for your child’s arrival and will also help you understand what it means when your child cries. You will also need to purchase things for after your child comes home like bedding, clothing and blankets. It helps to know what you will need when you go into labor so that you can make sure everything is prepared.
The last part of preparing for your new bundle of joy is welcoming him or her home. This means preparing for his or her arrival. This means decorating your house to reflect the sex of the baby. If you know the gender of the baby before he or she was born, then you should already have most of the things for baby. However, if you have no idea what gender the baby is going to be, then you may want to get a neutral color scheme or choose neutral colored furniture and items that will not cause any clashes when you introduce the baby into your home.