By Jessica DeRubbo
Weinstein Company chairman Harvey Weinstein and Marchesa co-founder and Project Runway: All Stars judge Georgina Chapman are set to welcome their second child together, reports People. The pair, who are parents to daughter India Pearl, 2, do not know if they are expecting a daughter or son, although according to Chapman, “I’d be happy either way.” Weinstein and Chapman married in Connecticut in 2007.
What are some ways to prepare your first child for a sibling?
It’s best to prepare your first child for a sibling instead of just letting it be a gigantic surprise. A smoother transition for everyone, here are some ways to get your daughter or son ready for the family addition:
1. Take the time to explain: Sit down with your first child and explain that you will be having another baby and what this means to them. Make sure to let them know that you will still love them just the same, but that they will have to share your time in the future.
2. Involve them in the preparations: Make sure that your first child feels a part of preparing for your second child. If you’re decorating a new nursery, have him/her help pick out the paint, wallpaper, or bedding.
3. Visit friends who have infants: One of the best ways to prepare your child for a sibling is to visit friends or family members who have a baby in their household. Introduce your child to the baby and explain that you’re carrying a similar one in your stomach.
What are some other ways to prepare your child for a sibling? Share your thoughts below.