While a new baby is “wonderful” for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as the wider Royal Family, looking after two small children unsurprisingly presents a new “challenge”.
Adapting from looking after one child to two is a huge undertaking for any parent and that’s without considering these parents’ global duties on top of their roles as mum and dad.
Lucy gave seven top tips for Meghan and Harry to make their parenting journey a smooth one while their children are so young – which may come in handy for other new parents or grandparents.
The expert began: “Get the older child involved as much as possible.
“The older child will feel so used to being the centre of your world and suddenly having to share that attention will be extremely tough for them to understand.”
With Archie turning three-years-old in May, this toddler can assume the role of “big brother” to Lilibet, given the right encouragement.
It’s important that the eldest child does not fade into the background following the birth of baby number two, as children can pick up on this.
“A two-year-old won’t be able to do much to help but they will understand loving signals and if they are being ignored so be conscious of your body language and work hard to be as inclusive as possible.”
“And, just because there’s a new baby in town, keep your older child’s sleep pattern as consistent and undisturbed as…