The highlight of my Tuesday occured when my 4 year old son decided to bite my 3 month olds knee. He actually bit her so hard that I could see impressions of his top and bottom teeth in her little fat knee, and had he bit any harder he would’ve broken her skin.
Once I cooled off I asked him why he felt the need to bite a baby. He couldn’t answer, so being a mother I am thinking to myself is he feeling left out or does he need more of my attention because clearly at almost 5 years old he knows better. I can’t relate to him because I am an only child so I have no idea what its like to have a new baby in town. I was telling one of my besties about the situation and she said she tried to smother her sister as a child..Oh boy, is sibling rivalry that serious!
I thought about it over the rest of the day and discovered that I have actually not been giving him as much attention since Addison has been here, and now that she is older I need to make more of an effort to include him in the event he is feeling left out.
Anyone else dealt with this type of behavior with the birth of a new baby? I’m taking suggestions!