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Siblings

Family Matters > Siblings

Most children love the idea of being a big sister or brother but every child is different. When you feel it is time to tell your other children you are pregnant you should be prepared for every response. You may find yourself inundated with practical questions about babies, how they are made and how they get out. Perhaps your child will worry about where they fit in when the new baby arrives and you should be ready to reassure them about any concerns they may have.

It might be an idea to let them help you prepare for the arrival of the baby, painting a picture on the nursery wall, fixing the room up or shopping for baby things will help them feel they are part of this whole new baby experience. It is also a nice idea to make sure you let them touch your tummy and even hear the heartbeat of the baby when it is big enough.

The most important thing is to make sure they are not left out of any of the preparations and remind them how important they are not only to you but also as a playfriend and helper for their new brother or sister.



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Rosie (1483.6 days ago)
The vast age difference in my children made it more important that they felt involved all the time. That for me, there was no difference between any of them.







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