Children are more likely between the age of one and three to show signs of jealousy, to get up to mischief, or even to regress in order to draw attention to themselves.
How can you help your older children?
As soon as you are pregnant and up until baby arrives, you should include them in this new adventure so that they do not feel left out. Explain to them that the new baby will give them the status of big brother or sister, and that you will still love them as much as always.
When baby arrives, encourage interaction between the children as often as possible. If the older child is big enough, you can give them a few little responsibilities, such as holding baby under your watchful eye, or helping you to change their nappies by passing items to you. Finally, set aside regular moments of quality time to be spent with your older child.