Welcoming Your Second Baby (Paperback)
For parents, the thought of having a second child can be joyous, traumatic, or more likely both. It can be equally difficult for a displaced first child. With her trademark humor and practical advice, best-selling parenting author Vicki Lansky guides parents through the major transition from one child to two. Welcoming Your Second Baby contains hundreds of practical tips and advice for this challenging time. Topics include how to explain the coming of the new baby; listings of age-appropriate books and videos on reproduction and sibling situations; ideas for showing how love can be shared; helping a child adjust to mom's hospital stay - and return; information for today's working parent; and tips for helping an older sibling adjust, help at feeding times, and learn gentleness. Included are updated listings of services, resources, and support groups; lots of parent-tested "it worked for me" testimonials; and a complete, easy-to-use index.