Welcoming a new baby to your family is an exciting time, and one of great change!  This is especially true when there is an older sibling in the home.  Having a new baby in the family will be a significant adjustment for your older child.  However, it may eventually be one of the greatest gifts you can give them.

There are many things that can contribute to a difficult adjustment:

  • Research indicates that a child’s personality has the most effect on how they react to a new baby.
  • Your child’s developmental stage may affect how well they can share your attention.  Often two-year-olds have lots of trouble getting used to a new baby, because their needs for time and closeness from their parents are still significant.
  • Stress on the family can make your older child’s adjustment harder.

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New Baby Sibling
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