Capri was 10 days shy of 23 months when Payson was born. We have been having a lot of issues with Capri being nice to her sister, which I think a lot of it has to do with her being jealous of Payson. Many times during the day Capri loves on her sister and gives her kisses and tries to share with her (which we don’t always want because it is usually food); but there are other times during the day where I feel like I have said for the 100th time for her to not hit, poke or throw things at Payson. This usually ends in all of us having a breakdown and both girls crying.
Capri seems to be having a very hard time with having a new sister. It doesn’t help that we just moved to a new town away from her friends and away from a life where we were out with friends a lot more. I know she is having a hard time in this transition but it is getting to a point where I don’t know what to do. I feel like I have to keep Capri away from Payson at all times.
I am praying that it gets better as Payson gets a little more interactive and as we get into a better routine in our new town. I am hoping that we can have a lot more loving and a lot less eye poking (she was not poking her eye when I started to take that photo).
Sometimes it seems like other kids love their new brothers or sisters and I worry that there is something wrong with Capri. So if you have been through this and can tell me it is normal that would be great. If you have ideas of how to get Capri to stop hitting her sister that would be great as well.
We already try and do 1 on 1 time with Capri, but it has been really hard because Payson is a high needs baby and doesn’t like to be put down or be in other arms besides mine (which Capri was the opposite).