Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Rogue’ Star Thandie Newton Is Expecting Third ChildCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Rogue’ Star Thandie Newton Is Expecting Third Child

By Kerri Sheehan

Thandie Newton will soon have another baby on board! Her rep confirmed to People that the 40-year-old Rouge star and her husband, writer, director and producer Ol Parker, will welcome a baby sometime next year. The couple is already parents to daughters Nico, 8, and Ripley, 12.

How do you prepare for your third child versus first/second?

Cupid’s Advice:

Now that you’ve been around the block a time or two, parenthood will be a little easier, but how can you prepare for your third child versus your first or second? Cupid has some advice for you:

1. Double dip: You’ve already gone through the trouble of purchasing a crib, stroller, baby mobile, and changing table and other big-ticket items so you can definitely plan to reuse those on your third child. This will also save you some money for the things like clothes and toys, which will likely need to be purchased again.

2. Prepare the elders: A nice thing about the new baby is that your older children will be able to help you out sometimes. In Thandie’s case one of her daughters is already 12 so she can definitely be of assistance by watching the new baby while her mother cooks dinner or does other things. Warn your oldest children that they will have some responsibility of that nature so they’re not too surprised when you need help.

3. Pay attention: Once the baby is born your other children will start to notice a difference in your family dynamic as there’s no way you can give the older kids as much attention as you used to. Take the time to focus on your older children, as they’re the ones that will notice the change.

How did you prepare for your third child? Share below.