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Updated 25 March 2013

Baby brother blues

When there's a new baby in the house, older children can easily feel left out. It's important to help your older kids adjust.

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When there's a new baby in the house, older children can easily feel left out. It's important to help your older kids adjust.

Take action:

When friends and family visit the new baby, ask them to visit with your older children first; in case visitors neglect to bring a small gift for your older children, keep aside a few surprises for them on such occasions; provide older children with a doll of their own to care for; resist giving older children attention for childish behaviours; devote exclusive time to your older children when the baby is sleeping; have older children offer the baby a pacifier or a wind-up lullaby toy, for example.

Visit our Baby Centre for more info.

 
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