Presented by OT, author and founder of Parent Sense, Meg Faure, this class will address some of the most common concerns raised by parents who are planning to add a new sibling into the mix:
● Age gaps and timing – When is the right time?
● How do I prepare my child for their sibling’s arrival?
● How am I going to juggle different routines?
● How do I maintain a close relationship with my first born when my new baby needs so much attention?
Includes the 3 page downloadable playbook: Embracing Baby Number 2, A guide to preparing your toddler for the arrival of a sibling.
As a parenting expert and a mom of three, Meg will be tackling some of the biggest questions you may have when it comes to the idea of falling pregnant again. Let’s take a look at the topics she’ll be covering:
MASTERCLASS OUTLINE AND TOPICS COVERED
|AGE GAPS AND TIMING – WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME?
|Advantages and disadvantages of different age gaps
|Factors to consider when deciding on timing
|Importance of personal circumstances and family dynamics
|PREPARING YOUR TODDLER IN THE MONTHS BEFORE BIRTH
|Introducing the concept of a new sibling
|Preparing for the physical changes in the home
|Role-playing with dolls and books
|IMPORTANCE OF ROUTINE LEADING UP TO BIRTH
|Maintaining consistency and stability for toddler
|Preparing for temporary changes and disruptions
|Planning for self-care during the transition
|A NEW NORMAL, SETTLING INTO A NEW ROUTINE WHEN BABY ARRIVES
|Coping with changes and expectations
|Prioritizing self-care and managing stress levels
|Supporting both children in the transition
|MANAGING BED AND BATH TIME
|Setting new routines and expectations
|Coping with sleep disruptions
|Strategies for managing bath time and sibling interaction
|PROTECTING TODDLER’S SPECIAL PLACE IN THE FAMILY – THE EMOTIONAL ADJUSTMENT
|Understanding sibling jealousy and rivalry
|Encouraging positive sibling relationships
|Providing adequate attention and affection
|KEEPING TODDLER ADEQUATELY ENGAGED AND STIMULATED – AT HOME WITH MOM VS SCHOOL VS CARE-GIVER
|Balancing time at home and in care
|Choosing appropriate activities and playdates
|Encouraging independent play and exploration
|RETURNING TO WORK AND JUGGLING IT ALL
|Coping with returning to work after birth
|Finding balance between work and family life
|Strategies for managing stress and finding support
|TIPS TO MAKE LIFE MANAGEABLE
|Prioritizing self-care and delegating tasks
|Seeking support from friends and family
|Taking it one day at a time and being flexible
|Summary of key points
|Encouragement to prioritize self-care and seek support
|Final thoughts and next steps.
Meg Faure (BSc OT,OTR) Infant Specialist
Meg Faure is an Occupational Therapist, baby specialist and well-known author & co-author of the Sense series of parenting and baby books, including the best-selling Baby Sense and Weaning Sense books. Meg is an expert on all things sensory and has lectured internationally on Infant Sensory Integration & Disorders for OTs around the world. In 2020, Meg founded Parent Sense – an all-in-one baby app to give new parents a convenient, credible source of information, useful tips and all the secrets to successful parenting in the first precious year of life.