I don't have an answet, but I'm in almost the se situation. My son is almost 15 months and I'm 7 weeks pregnant. He loves to jump on my belly and doesn't quite understand. I've been telling him no and catching him before he lands, but it's one of his favorite "games" so it's been hard to try to retrain him so far. Good luck, hopefully someone has some good ideas!
I know exactly what you are saying it is very hard. The best of luck to you as well. I hope someone with more experience comes alone and help us both.
Just be honest with your child. My daughter was 9mos when I started getting bigger with my 2nd pregnancy (I'm preggy with #4 now) and I told her that mommy's stomach was a safe place for her baby brother or sister to grow avid that she had to help me keep it that way. She understood very early that she was gonna be a big sister and by the time he was born she was 13mos. My second was just as easy to teach that when I got pregnant with my third. And my third is learning that now at almost 2. Hope this helps!
I'm on my 5th baby. I currently have 4 kids under the age of 5. It's hard to get small children to understand the concept that another child is growing and living inside your belly. The best you can do at this age is say no firmly everytime they climb on you and explain that mommy has a baby in her tummy and we need to be careful. Then put the child somewhere else other than your body. It's takes some time for them to understand and at such a young age it might not be possible for them to get it. Patience goes a long way. I've had to constantly think about protecting my belly with my kids because it always seems to become a target lol
My son is almost 18 months and I am 22 weeks pregnant. He doesn't really understand, which is not surprising and I still let him crawl all over me, unless he is being too rough. Baby is well protected so I don't worry about it that much. She is healthy and growing, so I guess him crawling on me isn't doing any damage. :)
Just explain baby inside stomach they understand more than u know. Take it easy and when u see him coming just try turning so he won't mistakenly kick u in the stomach.
I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old and I'm almost 30 weeks pregnant. we talk a lot about how there's a baby growing in my belly and they have to be careful and gently with mama. When I was pregnant with my second baby my first was less than 2 yrs old and I did the same with him that time. He seemed to understand even at his age. I think kids understand more than we give them credit for. :)