Many parents worry about how they may cope when a new baby comes along and you already have one child or more.
It can feel a bit daunting and overwhelming, and you may have lots of questions. Can you love this new baby as much as you love your other child or children? How will you cope with another baby in an already busy life?
The good news is you will find a way through it – we all somehow manage to muddle through and find what works best for us.
Sometimes we have to lower our standards and learn to live with a bit of chaos for a while until things settle down and you find your new rhythm.
Here are some helpful suggestions for coping:
Always remember your health visitor is there to listen and offer support if you feel overwhelmed.
You can connect with other mums, share tips and find support online through free peer forums such as:
Books can be a useful way helping small child deal with a range of different situations such as a new baby. Little Parachutes do a wide range of situation books for children of all ages on topics like feelings, starting school, anxiety and fears, stories help small children to come to terms and understand things