Preparing sibling for new baby

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Women ask me all the time: How do I prepare my child for the arrival of the new baby? It's important to understand that bringing a new baby in -- It's almost like your husband comes in with a woman over his shoulder and saying, "By the way, I love you, but she is coming to live with us as well." You really have to think about how the emotional impact will have after the new baby. Not only do you prepare your child before hand by constantly telling your toddler that you love them, that you are going to spend time with him, and getting him excited about the baby; but also, you have to remember that as far as children are concerned, crying feels very hurt. The best thing to do is to tell your toddler that the baby is not going to be crying, but talking. That you, together with him, are going to find out what the language of the baby is. When the baby is in the crib and starts crying, with your toddler you say, "What is he saying?" You create a little game and the toddler starts playing with the idea and doesn't get so distraught.

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Giuditta Tornetta

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Giuditta Tornetta is a certified birth and post-partum doula, lactation educator, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner, and a certified shiatsu therapist. Giuditta practices clinical hypnotherapy and a method of natural childbirth that uses hypnotic techniques to reduce stress and fear during labor and delivery, alleviating pain and making the birth experience positive and enjoyable. She also teaches infant mental, emotional, and cognitive health and development.

She focuses on infant mental health and pre-post birth bonding, where she uses guided meditations and visualizations to help women communicate and empower their babies before birth. As a lactation educator and postpartum doula, Ms. Tornetta helps couples settle into a natural routine once the baby comes home. Through education, compassion, practical as wells as emotional support, Doula Giuditta teaches new parents how to decipher the newborn’s vocal and body language. Giuditta is also a published author of the best-selling book Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth.

She resides in Los Angeles with her two dogs –Tony and Amore — amid photo albums of the many new mommies and babies she’s coached through life’s most precious and powerful transitions, including her own two experiences with son Azzurro and daughter Natascia.

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