my 4 year old always wants me to play with her and wants my attention all the time. It has become worse now that she has a newborn sister. I feel terrible bc I feel like I can't give her the attention and play time she wants. I try to play with her for a few minutes every other hour but I am so tired that I just want to sleep or I have to do chores. How do you all do it with more than one child?
4 y/os do like being stuck up your ass a lot, especially when they are competing for their mommy. Include her in taking care of the baby and let her know how you couldn't do iti without her. Play alone with her as much as possible and have someone keep the baby a couple hours a week or so for mommy/daughter dates doing something she likes to do.
i feel the same way about playing with my daughter...sometimes I'm so tired with all the ten million things I have to do that I have no energy or motivation to play with her lol. It almost feels like another chore.
its normal. they get clingy and jealous when another baby comes along.
i would make sure to still give her one on one attention but also teach her to entertain herself. personally (this sounds terrible) lol i hated "playing" and did it as little as possible.
reassure her that she is still "your baby" even though she has a little sister/bro. but that she is a big girl and she can do THIS and the baby cant! (run, play, ride bike)
include her in easy chores for the baby so she feels involved too. get the diaper for a change, etc.