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Preparing Your Older Child for a New Sibling

If you're introducing a new sibling, help your older child or firstborn adjust to the idea of an addition to the family.
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There's nothing quite as joyous as bringing home a baby, but it can shift the family dynamic, especially if you already have a first child at home. If she's still too young to understand the concept of having a new sibling, expect jealousy, confusion, and even anger. Before and after the baby arrives, take these steps to help your older child adjust to the new family member and welcome her sibling with open arms.