Older siblings and jealousy
For those of you who have more then one child, how are your older kids adjusting to the new baby? We are having some jealousy issues with DD. She has started waking up several times a night, screaming and crying for mommy. If I am busy with the baby and daddy goes to her, it is a total meltdown. She just wants momma. During the day if Spencer is sleeping, she will play with me, or play by herself, but as soon as he wakes up and needs attention, she starts demanding my attention. She yells at me and tells me not to feed the baby. Last night she came and grabbed the bottle right out of my hand and ran away with it. She is always peeing in her panties when I am busy with the baby. (she doesn't do this at daycare or when daddy is home). The other day we were getting ready to go for a walk, and she started crying because she didn't want Spencer to come with us. I know it's normal for older siblings to be jealous, but how long will this last? I am trying really hard to be patient with her, and I am trying to spend lots of alone time with her, but it just doesn't seem like enough. She likes the baby, and isn't aggresive or anything towards him, she just doesn't want me to have anything to do with him. Anyones have any suggestions?