As I've shared before, I'm expecting my third child now. It's already the 20th week. Hafizah my younger daughter is somehow showing some regressions in her development. I suspect that she is feeling jealous with the new coming baby. She becomes so sensitive, doesn't want to put on her clothes, doesn't want to wash and take a bath on her own and other habits. When I check on some reading from other websites, this is quite normal. It's always not easy for kids to accept any changes on their life. There's nothing much that we can do except for convincing her and of course paying more attention to her. She needs to know that we are still going to love her and nothing will ever change that. I always thought that if the gap is quite huge, it'll be easier for the kid to accept a new sibling. BUT I guess I was wrong. A 5-year-gap is apparently won't help Hafizah to accept the fact that a new sibling is taking over her place as the youngest in the family. Thus, we just have to keep finding ways to make her feel secured and loved.
Have you ever experienced this with your kids? How did you handle the situation?