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How does your baby (I'm going to keep calling Arch my baby for a while!) interact with siblings, if they have any? Do any of your kids show a lot of jealousy?
Just curious because Archie LOVES his big bro but they defnitely get jealous of each other and have their ups and downs interacting. Jack, who is 3, is in screaming phase right now and I'm worried that it is going to have a negative impact on Archer. Jack also went through a hiting phase and now Arch will kind of swat/hit at people sometimes. I think that I remember Jack doing it when he was a baby, so it may just be normal developmental stuff, but I have concerns that Arch is going to be more aggressive from watching/listening to his older brother.
Lily and Violet are 19.5 months apart and they interact really well so far. They give lots of hugs and kisses to each other. Every morning whichever one wakes up first likes to go and wake the other one up with a hug/kiss, it's super sweet
Lily does get jealous now that Vi is always taking toys, etc. She yells "No, Violet!" a lot But Violet adores her. I find them super cute, especially when Lily says that she is going to the potty. Violet will try to run ahead of her and lift the toilet lid and just wait for her. And she always wants to flush the toilet when Lily's done
Layla just adores her big brothers. If she is still awake when we put them to bed at night, she crawls into their room in the dark and hangs out with them. We have to keep going to get her out but they all love it! She squeals when she sees them and in general just loves them and they love her! There's 3 years and then almost 5 years between her and the boys. So they fight all the time but so far so good with her and the boys...I'm sure the time will come... .
I love watching the boys interact...most of the time! They "wrestled" on the couch for a half hour yesterday, giggling the entire time. They are really good with each other.
If Aiden is playing with a "big boy toy", he gets really paranoid that Gavin is going to come and mess with it, so if he sees Gav started his way he starts chanting "get him, get him, get him!", or sometimes if it's a really big deal to him he starts crying. But he never gets pushy or too crazy with him.
I don't think you have to worry about Archer being more aggressive, especially if he's able to see Jack be disciplined for his behavior.
Nico and Seba are 19 months apart. They absolutely love each other and I have found Nico hanging with Sebastian in his crib several times.
Unfortunately Nico is on the 'mine!' stage, so annoying.. so he doesn't want to share his toys with Seba and that is when the fights start. I can see why younger kids are a little more aggressive, it is a form of defense.
Kolbie and Kaija are like Lily and Violet. They ADORE each other and want to play together all the time. Sometimes Kaija does get over-protective of her toys and starts yelling "NO!!!" and that gets old. But overall they play well together.
Lily and Abri play pretty well together considering they are 27 months apart. Lily goes to talk to her when Abri wakes up from her nap, and Abri squeals when she sees Lily. They love playing peekaboo together and imitate each other's silly sounds. The only issues we have are dealing with toys. Abri wants what Lily has and Lily wants what Abri has. Lily does have a habit of taking toys out of her hands, which causes tears.
Kinley & Karsyn are 33 months apart....they get along pretty well most of the time! lol They are to the stage now where Karsyn runs from Kinley, and Kinley will pretend to "get her" and Karsyn just squeals and giggles and she runs away! They will play with their toys, Kinley gets mad when Karsyn takes toys away, Karsyn bites Kinley (either her hand or her head lol) when she takes toys away....lol Last night it was soo sweet--Kinley was holding a suffed animal and feeding it, well Karsyn grabbed a stuffed animal and copied her sister and was feeding her "baby" as well! Karsyn also likes to flush the potty when Kinley is done haha--makes Kinley mad because she wants to do it!