Download your FREE Guide: Understanding Baby Jealousy

If your child is hurting your baby, you’ll want this guide.

  • Why a child becomes jealous and aggressive. What is going on in their heads?
  • Reasons why a child might hurt a baby.
  • Why a parent’s instinct to shout or punish could make jealousy worse.
  • What a toddler needs before the jealousy can transform into a close bond.
  • Plus, I’ll show you how to access the Must-Have Guide: How to Stop Baby Jealousy

Now Big Brother Helps Protect the Baby

Jasper was so frustrated about being a big brother. He was very jealous. He used to grab toys away from Stewie but now he will give toys that he knows he likes EVERY day, and helps protect him

(Jennifer Wills)

2. Baby Jealousy Information


It is completely normal for a toddler or child to feel jealous of the baby.  This can happen with a new baby, or with a baby up to 18 months.

However, many parents find it hard when their toddler or child hits, pinches or pushes their baby brother or sister.

In some situations, parents cannot leave a toddler alone in the same room as the baby, for fear of the baby being hurt.

If your toddler hurts your baby it can cause big problems, as a parent’s initial response, such as shouting, punishing or being rough can actually make the jealousy even worse.

And many parents are at a loss as to how to stop it.

Would you like to understand what is going on in your child’s head when they hurt the baby?

Would you like to find out the reason a toddler feels jealous and stressed?

To stop your toddler hurting the baby, it’s important to look at what’s going on for the child, and what factors could be making your child want to hurt the baby.

Understanding what is going on in a small child’s brain can help parents respond very differently and deal with the behaviour much more effectively.

When you understand what is going on in your child’s mind, it makes it easier to react appropriately and consistently so that your toddler learns to enjoy the baby and form a close bond that will last the rest of your children’s lives.