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Nov 16, 2010
kru
Siblings (sorry this is the last post for the night)
Our first daughter is five years old and our second daughter (the one with the reflux/feeding issues) is 4 months old. I don't know if anyone else has a similar age gap, but our five year old is handling the stress of the baby fairly well, although I wish I could be available to her more to help her cope. Any advice or experience with older siblings? Thanks.
Nov 17, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
My kids have the same age gap. Honestly, I think she handled the situation better than I did. I felt so guilty because she and I had been attached at the hip and when every where all the time. When Ryan came along everything came to a scretching hault at our house and to be honest my patience level was not so good. I always worried that my relationship with her would not be the same. I even promised her a trip to Disney. : ) As it turned out, she did amazing. (But she didnt forget my promise. hee hee ) She became more independant and was a great help with him as he got older and he had to deal with other feeding issues. She was key to getting him over his feeding adversions. I couldnt have done it with out her help. You are only one person and can only do so much. Kids are so tough and resilent. Once the baby is a couple months older she will be able to play with him more and their bond will get stronger. It will all work out. My two are inseperable... unless they are fighting over the same box to play in then its every man for himself. : )
Check with your
doctor first!