Have you been to either places? They are both gorgeous and full of fabulous people. We are based in Denver and Honolulu, but travel worldwide. Our posh team is worth the money. Our owner is a native to Denver. She has had the pleasure of living in Hawaii. She frequents the islands yearly, and has noticed the need for the services to extend to The Islands. You will get the Aloha spirit whether you are booking for Denver, Hawaii, or Kansas. We have a friendly team starting from our office greetings.
We Bring our A Game
Sleep Training and Night Nannies are a necessity in most homes. Have you ever gone a night with out sleep, and then needed to perform at work all day? Its beyond exhausting. We have an experienced team that brings their A Game to every home. You won’t have to worry about about a thing. Our team has Newborn Care Specialist, Doula’s, special needs nannies, and night nannies. We have all been working together for years. We know and trust one another. Our exclusive team will show up on time, with a smile and let you get to snoozing with no worries.
Why are celebs choosing Night Owl?
Celebrities have access to the best of all words. Chefs, cars, dentist, and of course our services. If they are choosing us, you know we must be marvelous. Don’t take our word for it. Call to schedule interviews this week. We aren’t just an agency, we are an exceptional team of woman bringing your loved ones the best care possible. You won’t have to worry about your babies when we are caring for them. Book interviews today!
The lovely locals of Hawaii have their family close by. Tradition and family is an important part of the Hawaiian culture. Which we can all relate to. Of course, we would love to all live in paradise and bring our mom, dads, siblings and friends with us. However, it is unrealistic and not everyone will get up and move to the most isolated place on earth.
Support in Hawaii
Raising a family in Hawaii is a dream of many. Only the brave and courageous will take the leap to move their family to the islands of opportunity. It takes a village to raise a child, right? Where is your village if your friends and family live on the mainland? We are right here. We offer Birth Doula’s, Postpartum Doula’s and Newborn Care Specialist for overnights. Let us be your village.
What support can we expect?
Your Night Nanny will come to your home for 8-12 hours at night. We will assist with breastfeeding, feeding baby, diaper changes, snuggles, cleaning bottles/breast equipment, settling baby back to sleep, and setting baby up for Sleep Success. We will help with anything Mom and Baby related.
Call to Book your Night Nanny! Now booking for mid November start.
What will a Hawaii based Night Nanny or Sleep Trainer do?
Your Doula or Newborn Care Specialist will take care of anything baby and mommy related for overnight duties.
Night Nanny includes:
Cleaning Bottles/Breast pump equipment
Settling baby back to sleep
Sleep Training includes:
Assessment of current routine and nursery
Sleep Training education
3 nights in your home over night
30 days of unlimited support
Where will Hawaii based Night Nannies or Doulas travel to?
We are based on Oahu, we will travel the island at no additional charge. If you are located on neighboring islands, you will need to provide transportation and accommodations. If you have a guest room or guest house, that will suffice.
We have 3 requirements when starting a sleep training. First, you need to be mentally prepared and ready to stick with a few simple adjustments. Mom, Dad, grandma, and nanny all need to be on board to have a successful training. Ready? Check that your baby meets these 3 requirements and lets start sleeping.
Your baby needs to weigh at least 10-12 pounds. We want to make sure they are healthy with weight gain to cut off night feedings.
24-32 ounces in a day is required to start the process. If they have one night feeding that equals 30 ounces total for their 24 hour period, then we can get started. We want to conclude baby is eating enough in the day to cut feedings at night.
Your baby needs to be at least 3 months old adjusted.
Does your baby meet these requirements? Call to get started. We Sleep Train worldwide.
Sleep Training simply means we educate the family and help the infant sleep through the night. We have different methods, nursery techniques, and bed time routine suggestions to make sleeping easier on everyone. Every training is specific to your families needs. We don’t train off one Sleep Training method. We specialize and cater to what your infant and family need.
Is there crying involved?
Babies cry, its 100% normal. Its their way of communicating. Does your training have to involve crying? No, not at all. We see quicker results with a little bit of crying, but we can train without any tears.
My baby doesn’t nap in the daytime, does my Sleep Trainer help with daytime naps?
Absolutely. Your daytime schedule is just as important as your night time schedule. We assess all aspects of routine, schedule, nursery and families wishes.
What can I expect when they come to my home?
They arrive one hour before bedtime. Meet baby, walk through the process, tweak accordingly, monitor bedtime routine, you go to bed and the magic begins. 3 nights is usually all we need.
We start with a nursery and bedtime assessment. We analyze the situation and adjust the routine and bedroom as needed. We go over the process, educate the parents, and confirm our Sleep Training strategy with the family.
How long does it take?
Most Sleep Training cases only take 3 quick nights. Every toddler is different, and every home has different night time issues. We cater each training to your child’s unique needs. Most families see success at 3 nights, but it may take a few more nights pending on your child’s night time struggles.
How soon can we start?
We can usually get you started within two weeks. Please be patient if it takes a bit longer. We are worth the wait. If you’d like to start booking your Sleep Trainer interviews, please fill out the Parent Application
We have a $100 application fee that locks in your spot and gets you next in line for our Sleep Training.
Denver’s top agency for Night Nanny care. Whether you need help at night with your newborn or a getaway with your spouse, we’ve got you covered. We specialize in overnight care for newborns (Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist), Sleep Training worldwide, and overnight care for the working or traveling parent.
A Night Nanny helps with anything baby or kiddo related. Baby laundry, cleaning up nursery/toy areas, cleaning bottles/breast pump equipment. Sleep Training infants and Toddlers. Being an extra pair of hands in the house at night.
Everyone has to be on board to have the training work quickly. Grandma, Nanny, Mom and Dad have to be consistent. Our team of fabulous Sleep Trainers have a 98% success rate in 3 nights. If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night, they will be very close. Sleep Training not only helps families sleep through the night, but it also helps nap times.
Why choose Night Owl
We stand behind our team proudly. Everyone on the team is either a Newborn Care Specialist or Doula. These are our careers that we take very seriously. 3 nights is usually all we need to get your infant or toddler sleeping through the night. Our team is very easy going, caring and knowledgeable. We are flown around the world for our Sleep Training. We work with professional athletes and celebrities. If they can choose any service in the world, and they choose us, why wouldn’t you?
How soon can we start
We currently have 2-3 weeks open, which is rare. We are normally booked out months in advance. We are waiting for our current clients to bring their little ones home from the hospital. Take advantage of this same week deal and book your Sleep Trainer today!
Book your Ohio infant or toddler Sleep Training for the Month of July. We have 3 spots open. Usually all we need is a quick 3 nights to have the whole family sleeping through the night. This special treat does not cost you hotel and flights. You simply pay the application fee and hourly fee for the 3 nights.
What makes our Sleep Trainers so special
We are flown around the world for our services. This high profile team has worked with professional athletes, celebrities and families simply needing sleep. We have a quick 3 night process (in most cases). We stand behind our team. You will have a team of woman helping via email or text for 30 days after your training.
Our Sleep Training experts guide your infant or toddler sleep through the night. No more midnight wakings, or toddler screams in the middle of the night. Our approach is gentle and effective. We have success in 3 nights in most cases. All families and babies are different, we approach each Sleep Training individually.
What does a Sleep Trainer flying to Carmel cost me?
Great news, flights and hotels are on us this week. Normally this is a finance the family covers. This week all you pay for is the $100 application fee, and our $28 an hour rate. We have an 8 hour minimum, 3 night minimum. This investment won’t let you down. Our Sleep Trainers are flown around the world for our services. Let us help your family sleep while we are in town.
How do we book our Sleep Trainer?
Our Sleep Trainers are only in town from January 12- January 24th. To lock in your trainer, please fill out the parent application online, and call 303-717-1841 with your application fee. 3 nights is all we need to get your family sleeping through the night, or extremely close
They are attentive, reliable, and caring. Our Team has been together for 3 years. We stand behind our team and we know our team. We trust these women, we know these women. They aren’t just people we have hired to fill a position. These are women working together to bring you and your family quality, nurturing, and dependable Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist.
Trusted Night Nannies
We have a trustworthy group of Doula’s and Newborn Care Specialist. We don’t question or fear when we send our team to a home. We know you are in good hands of professional and loving night nannies. We have never had any issues with our Doula’s or Newborn Care Specialist, and we know you won’t either.
A forever Friend
Whether we have provided you with overnight care or Sleep Training, we are always there to help and guide along the way. We still hear from Mom’s we worked with years ago. We become apart of the family. Teething at night, sleep regression, you always have a group of women there to ask questions and help accompany along the way.
Call today to meet one of our fabulous Night Nannies!
Some say “there is no price I wouldn’t pay, to get my infant or toddler sleeping through the night”. Parents have claimed “Sleep Training saved our marriage”. We know sleep is highly important, we also know financially we can’t always afford everything we desire. Our elite team understands not everyone has a guest house or the finances to put us up in a hotel. We will work with you to come up with a more affordable solution or suggest some other options families have utilized.
Travel time and flights
You will need to purchase flights for your Sleep Guru. Travel time (flight hours, and travel to home/airport) will be expensed to the family. Please feel free to pick us up from the airport if you are not interested in paying for a cab/uber.
Our hourly rate for a single infant or toddler is $28 an hour. We have an 8 hour minimum (per night) and 3 night requirement to start. Most families book 10-12 hours the first night and then 8 or more there after. You will have a better idea of hours needed after the first night.
We need our sleep in the day. A couch or spare room in your house can get a bit uncomfortable for everyone.
Lodging we welcome:
Friend or families home (If they are away)
Private basement with bath
We have a one time, non refundable $100 application fee. This fee locks in your Sleep Fairy for the nights you have booked. We are a very busy agency. Sleep Specialist turn down other Sleep Trainings to keep those nights open for you. If you cancel, or decide you want to try Sleep Training yourself, you are taking away these amazing women’s livelihood. Please be respectful and understanding if you need to cancel.
Rescheduling happens, we get it. We will work with your family to find another open slot. Please keep in mind, we are booked out months in advance at times. If a Sleep Specialist has 3-6 nights open, we all work really hard to fit your family in to these open vacancy’s.
Some parents aren’t ready for their babies to be moved into the nursery. We love sleeping with our babies and toddlers. Its a bonding experience and safety validation. If you decide you just simply aren’t ready, please inform us as soon as possible. We are here to help. When the time is right, please reach out to us and reschedule. We can reschedule up to one time for these cases. If you cancel more than twice, we can no longer work with your family.
Sleep. Whens the last time you had 10-12 hours of sleep or me time? Waking up refreshed, alert, and ready to tackle the day is rewarding. Lack of sleep can cause moodiness, postpartum depression, weight gain, wrinkles, fatigue motor skills and mind. Give yourself, and your baby the benefit of sleep. 3-7 nights of change, and then you can go back to being the best version of yourself. You deserve this, your baby and or toddler deserve sleep.
Call to book your Sleep Specialist Today! 303-717-1841
It happens, we get it. Toddlers are by far the best negotiators. You almost see a little lawyer in the them when they plead their case. Toddlers have regression in sleep patterns a couple times a year. Its very common and certainly fixable. Within a few days of consistency you will be enjoying your sleep anew.
Toddler Sleep tips:
No negotiating. Keep the rules firm.
Give them a choice. They feel like they have a form of authority in the situation. Even if its something small. “Green pajamas or red?”.
Stay consistent with the rules for bed time.
Reward them for sleeping in their bed.
Sleep Specialist for Toddlers
Still having issues? Our Outstanding Sleep Trainers will have your toddler sleeping through the night (or very close) within 3 nights. Every toddler and family is incommensurable, we work with your families individual needs to give you the leading results. Call today to book your Sleep Trainer. 303-717-1841 At times we are booked out months in advance. We do our best to get your family sleeping through the night as quickly as possible.
Our trainers are so elite and experienced, we are being flown to other states to do our magic. We guarantee our Sleep Training or you’ll get your money back. We are proud of our Team and stand behind our Sleep Trainers with confidence. You will be welcomed with a smiling face, provided with a monitor if you’d like to check in at night. Most families enjoy the break and catch up on their much needed sleep, while we Sleep Train.
Facetime/Skype Vs Sleep Trainers in Home
If you just need a little guidance and encouragement, Skype/Facetime will be the best option for you. We educate you on the process, teach you tricks along the way. If you can dedicate 3-10 nights of the Sleep Training between you and your spouse, this option has everything you need. Including 30 days of unlimited help via text, call, or email, day or night.
Sleep Trainers in home is for the parent that is exhausted, needs to work the next day, or doesn’t have the heart to be firm. We hear ya! Our Sleep Trainers come to your home for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights. We do all the dirty work, educate you along the way, and report how the night went.
Most families see a huge improvement in the first night. 3 nights in we have our infant or Toddler either Sleeping through the night, or closer than ever. Each situation varies, and all kiddos/babies are different.
We assess the situation and sleep patterns over your initial phone consultation. We then send resumes of available Sleep Trainers. You can interview via FaceTime or Skype with your potential Sleep Trainer. Once your family has picked the best trainer for your family (we think you will really enjoy any Sleep Trainer), you will hire by informing the agency of which trainer you would like to move forward with.
What Does a Traveling Sleep Trainer cost?
We charge an initial $100 application fee. This locks in your Sleep Trainer for the dates chosen and gives you unlimited access to a Sleep Trainer with any questions during regression or after their visit.
For a single infant or toddler Sleep Training hourly rate is $24.00.
You will pay for travel time and the expenses to travel. The $24.00 hourly rate is applied during travel time via car or plane. Gas and or plane ticket will be purchased by the family.
The family will provide Hotel or guest house for the trainer while they stay in your location for the Sleep Training.
Do you offer a Money Back Guarantee?
We do. If documentation is noted, parents, nanny and grandparents are doing everything we advised and baby or toddler aren’t sleeping through the night, we will reimburse you the money spent.
What training do Sleep Specialist go through?
All of our trainers are Newborn Care Specialist and or Doulas. Training is provided in the courses taken. The agency educates on additional training and courses with your Sleep Specialist. They have years of experience and knowledge before they come to your door step.
Where do I start?
Fill out a parent application online at NightOwlNannyCare.com
A Sleep Specialist will reach out to you to discuss your needs and dates.
Your spouse sleeps through the feedings. You’ve never quite felt an exhaustion like the one that comes from having a new baby. You’re cranky! That intelligent brain doesn’t function. You can’t think of which is Right or Left. It takes a toll on your body like no other. Your body physically aches. We struggle to keep our career. Your spouse is your number one enemy. It can even cause postpartum depression.
Divorce vs. Night Nurse
The average Divorce cost $15,000-$25,000. You lose your loved one. Everything you worked hard for, now must be started over with on your own. You now have double the duty with a baby on your own.
Night Nurse at Night Owl Nanny Care is $24.00 an hour for a single baby. 8 hour minimum per night. No contracts or obligated use of our night services. Whether you need us for 3 nights a week, or a week of Sleep Training we have your needs covered. Keep your spouse close. Cuddle while your Night Nurse cares for your baby(s). Our Night Nurses will save your marriage if its sleepless nights that have you fighting.
Night Nurse Help
Your Night Nurse helps you sleep while they tend to your baby. Night Nurses will do baby laundry,tidy nursery, clean/sterilize your breast equipment and bottles. They Sleep Train your baby to sleep through the night. Their Knowledge with breastfeeding and baby care will have you relieved and comfortable. Save your marriage and rekindle the love you once had.
Postpartum Doula and Night Nanny for my twins? Like all mothers we want to be the strong mom that did it herself. I was on maternity leave, why wouldn’t I wake with my twins and breastfeed? Its my motherly duty and job, my time to bond, right? The first night home with my babies went smoothly. “Ive got this” as I patted myself on the back. The next day I had energy.
3 nights later I was shocked at how tired I was. Hating my husband for sleeping through the chaos, and leaving me the next day for work. I couldn’t wait to go to sleep day or night. Being cranky, and thinking motherhood wasn’t for me.
My husband realized the exhaustion and moodiness. His friend had a baby a few months ago and he’s never heard him complain about sleepless nights. He began to inquire with his buddy/co worker how he helped his wife and baby through this new sleepless life. He said “two words my friend, Night Nanny”.
How Night Owl Nanny Care saved my sanity
It took some convincing, but I agreed to meet with Night Owl to see how they could help us.
Emily at Night Owl Nanny Care walked me through all the things a Postpartum Doula and Night Nanny can do for me. Breastfeeding assistance, bonding, swaddle assistance, helping babies sleep better, cleaning and mom/baby support. It was exactly what I needed. We met with 2 Postpartum Doulas/Night Nannies. Both Doulas were great. Lilly’s schedule fit ours best.
Postpartum Doula and Night Nanny for Twins
The Doula came to our home the next day. She helped me with breastfeeding, did my dishes, let me shower and take a nap. She came to doctor appointments and helped me see all options. I was very comfortable with her in our home and caring for my little guys.
That night she came back. She gave me a monitor to check on her or babies if I felt I needed to. Watching the monitor through out the night, I thought “this is silly”. We turned off the monitor and slept, not like a baby, because they don’t sleep. We slept like a bears in hibernation. My husband and I woke up refreshed to our boys still sleeping. She taught us some sleep tricks and walked me through their night.
Sleep Training, date nights and Vacation
Lilly Sleep Trained the boys at 4 months. Education on sleep training was provided. Our Sleep Specialist helped transition our boys into sleep lovers. She was sweet, helpful, and caring.
Night Owl Nanny Care continues to offer their services. Our night nanny, and a few others have helped with date nights and we even got a parents getaway. We fully trust they provide excellent, screened nannies and doulas. We are pleased with the support they provided to our family.
Its common to not bond with your baby right away. It happens quite often. So why is know one talking about it? Women fear they will be judged or something is wrong with them. The best way to bond with your baby, is skin to skin contact, staring into babies eyes and having baby mock your facial expressions. This can be helpful for mom, dad, and siblings. Moms, you will eventually bond with your baby. Give it time. Everything will be ok.
Breastfeeding is hard
We are all told breastfeeding is the most natural thing in motherhood. Thats not the case for many. Latch and position are important. Most moms can’t throw their baby on a breast and expect perfect feedings. If you are having troubles breastfeeding, no worries, plenty of expertise around to help. The most helpful tip we can offer is lie down on back and have baby find your nipple. They can smell that delicious milk and become very determined. If breastfeeding is painful, unlatch and try again. You want babies mouth wide and around most of the nipple. Its a common struggle, you are not alone. It will get better.
Postpartum depression affects 1 in 7 women. Thats a huge amount of women struggling and being hush hush about it. It’s ok to be depressed after your baby arrives. Its common. Solution seeking should be your first priority. Talking to your doctor and family about your depression will open up some helpful solutions. You will get past your depression, and love your baby. This feeling is not permanent. Sleep is a huge impact on depression. Make sure you are taking care of yourself as well. If you have feelings of hurting yourself or your baby you should call 911 and or your doctor immediately.
Everybody has a “right” opinion
Everybody has an opinion or experience they want to share with you. How to swaddle or not to swaddle, bathe, give a binky, don’t give a binky. You will always be told what you are doing wrong and rarely what you are doing right. Most people are genuinely trying to be helpful. Do your own research, take into consideration of what others suggest and decide as a family whats best for you and your family. Parenting is hard at all stages. You’re doing a great job!
If you need assistance day or night, please reach out to us. We offer Postpartum Doula’s, Night Nannies and Sleep Training Specialist.
A postpartum doula is a trained professional, that supports mom and baby after delivery. This can be very helpful for the new mom as well as the experienced mom. After birth your’e exhausted, emotions are high, and lots of decisions need to be made. A postpartum doula provides you with options and clarity.
You may need your doula in the hospital, at home, doctors appointments, or at night. Your doula and you will make a schedule to assist you when its most beneficial to your families needs. Postpartum Doulas can assist when you aren’t bonding right away, having mood disorders, or even feeling overwhelmed.
Doulas assist with breastfeeding (singles and multiples), bonding with the baby, bathing, errands, and small chores. They can assist with sibling and dad bonding with baby, multiple births, postpartum depression, overall support and encouragement.
A mom recently told me “All moms are scared. Scared during pregnancy, scared during birth, and scared after birth”. The whole process is scary. Yes, very rewarding, but the fear of making the right decisions is always lurking. Your Doula will help you navigate all options and help your family make the best choice for your baby and family.
All doulas offer their own expertise. It can be sleep training, essential oils, placenta capsulation, so make sure to pick the Doula that fits your family needs. A lot of the times its an outside pair of eyes that sees what a mom, parent or baby needs to make this new life change easy and rewarding.
Have questions or would like to interview a postpartum doula today? Call or email today!
A Sleep Fairy comes to your home and helps your toddler(s) or infant(s) sleep through the night. She educates the family on the sleep training process. Your sleep fairy will guide your tiny ones through the night and set them up for sleep success for life. If you have sleep regression, (which you will until kiddos are 4) you will have access to your sleep fairy for life via text, email or phone calls.
How does it work?
Your Sleep Fairy has an initial evening visit to assess the nursery, bed time routine and daytime/nap routine. She will meet the toddler and make sure they are all set for sleep success in their room. Infants get to know their sleep trainer a bit in this visit, this will prevent “stranger danger”. She will then arrive between 6pm-11pm (8 hour minimum) to start the magic. She will ease and guide your infant or toddler through the night and teach your babies how to self soothe. This process tends to be 3-14 nights. Depending on the family and situation, it may take longer.
Why are mornings so exciting for toddlers?
Toddlers are great at negotiating. Always needing one more hug, or a drink before they can sleep. How do we keep toddlers enticed to stay in bed? We bribe them. Whether its a balloon or two pieces of bacon in the morning, they will be very excited to see what The Sleep Fairy has left for them. The small prizes are only to get them started and excited about sleeping in their own bed all night.
How did the name ‘Sleep Fairy’ start?
Miss Cecile the Sleep Fairy helped a family get their toddler to sleep in his own room and stop coming into mommy and daddys room. This process was a quick 3 days. Miss Cecile The Sleep Fairy called and checked in with the toddler and the parents a few times within the next couple of weeks. If the parents had sleep regression they would “threaten” to call Miss Cecile. Miss Cecile was very much liked by the toddler and he did not want to “upset” her because he knew she meant business.
Do you need help with your infant or toddler? Call, email or text to chat with a sleep specialist today or tonight. We have helped hundreds of families. You will be pleasantly surprised on how quickly you can see results.
Not in the state of Colorado? Not a problem. We have guided sessions via FaceTime or Skype.
The average parent(s) work 40-50 hours a week. Leaving a few hours at home with their new baby. After a long day at work and traffic most parents just want to spend time with their kids before bedtime. We all hope that our babies are sleeping through the night by the time we return to work. Depending on weight and babies age that is always pending.
How does a working parent handle staying up all night with the baby and work? You don’t. You sleep. You hire a Newborn Care Specialist or Doula, also known as a night nanny, night nurse, or baby nurse. Its exhausting working on a lack of sleep, and then coming home to house duties and your family’s needs. Its only a matter of time before you get burnt out. Lets face it, we all fizzle at some point. You’re not alone!
This service is for the new parents but also the already thriving parent. Your second kid you’re more willing to ask for help. Working, getting a toddler and your newborn dressed in morning and then heading out for the day is hard. Thousands of moms are asking for the help, don’t feel like you’re the only one wanting some extra hands and sleep.
Our night nannies care for your newborn through out the night. Feedings, diaper changes, baby laundry, tidy nursery, and setting up for sleep success (sleep training included). Your night nanny can have the baby ready and dressed for you to get out the door in the morning. The number one cause of postpartum depression is a lack of sleep. Don’t let your family and yourself go through the pain. We have nannies to help and you WILL ENJOY those nights of sleep.
Many moms questioning if a baby nurse is right for their family. Am I incapable of caring for my own child? No, absolutely not. Its a growing necessity that has Denver moms raving. Who can function the next day on no sleep? Don’t you want to enjoy the daytime with your baby and give them the love and attention your baby needs?
The question is being asked, and moms are siding with sleep. Some parents are choosing every other night to have a baby nurse. Some parents are choosing 7 nights a week. However many nights you need, don’t be ashamed. Our moms have spoken up and they agree times are changing and sleep is very important, especially when caring for your family. Driving on no sleep is dangerous. You’re not as fun and energetic when you are deprived of sleep.
Let Denver’s Best Baby Nurses help you sleep. Our trusted Newborn Care Specialist and Doula’s have your baby and your health at heart. These experienced women can help with anything baby related. Baby laundry, sterilizing bottles and breast equipment, tidying nursery, nursing assistance and so much more. These women have the answers to all your questions. Whether its formula related or sleep training we have you covered. Our baby nurses include sleep training in their overnight care. Setting you and your baby up for sleep success the moment they arrive home.
Contact us today to see how we can help your family sleep better at night.
Its very exciting news to have a brother or sister on the way. Most kids are very excited at first. Once they realize all that undivided attention that was once on them, is now on their sibling, perspectives change a bit. I asked my parents when my sister was going back to the hospital. Its very common. How do we get them excited? We bribe them with gifts, like usual.
Get your toddler excited
Tell them all the things they can do with their new sibling. They will have somebody to play with at all times. A forever friend. Excite them about how fun it will be. The important role a big sibling has. What they can do to help Mommy and Daddy when their sibling arrives. Show them the ultrasounds, feel when baby is kicking and let them help you decorate the nursery.
Families have started this new trend of “the baby” giving their older sibling a “hello” gift. In return you have your toddler pick out a “welcome” gift for their new baby sibling. What toddler doesn’t love gifts? Its a fast way to a toddlers heart. It doesn’t have to be extravagant but get her excited about a gift and keep telling her, “maybe the Baby will get that for you”.
Make sure your toddler is still getting lots of attention. Kisses and hugs from mom, dad, grandpa, the whole family. Take her and the new baby on “Sister dates” “Sibling fun”. Just so she knows she can have fun with her non mobile friend. She will want to show her baby sibling all the fun exciting things she sees. Some toddlers take a few to warm up to their new friend. Be patient, and encourage them to be happy and excited about their new friend.
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