If a relative or friend is having your little boy when you have your new baby I wonder if he/she/they would be prepared to have your little boy for a few hours or even a day a few times beforehand. That way your little one may get used of not being able to be so clingy when you bring your newborn home. This will be partly influenced by the age of your clingy child. Perhaps get some books for your little one to look at / read while you are attending to the baby. Tell him/her you are busy, and make sure you spend a few minutes with the older children afterwards. I know a child who when asked to do something he was doing he told his Mum “I’m busy” He was old enough to understand that children don’t say that to adults.
Published 17th February 2020