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8 Tips to prepare your child for a sibling

Ridhi Doomra
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8 Tips to prepare your child for a sibling

Great news! You are expecting your second baby! Bringing home a second new-born is quite different from the first time. Yes, you are now well experienced in new-born care – but a new concern you may have the second time is – how will your older child feel and react, and what is the best way to cope? This is a delicate time that calls for much planning and adjustments by everyone in your family. Our Proparent blogger Ridhi Doomra shares 8 useful tips, which will help you and your partner involve your elder child in an active way, and make this big transition smoothly –

  1. Involve your spouse as well, and encourage your first born to deepen their relationship with their dad –read on to find out why
  2. Learn how to ensure that your elder child is there for you at every step of your pregnancy
  3. Tips on how to be proactive and well prepared for the birth of your second child – take care of any possible changes well in advance, plan for who will take care of your older one during the delivery, etc.
  4. Be patient and empathetic at all times- allow your older child to express their feelings, listen and respond with an open heart and mind, make them feel secure and special – find out how to get your family to help
  5. Strengthen that first bond between your new-born and older child – they could be included in the delivery, or make sure they are the first to visit the baby in hospital

Read further for more on how to prepare your older child well, so that all of you can welcome your new-born into this world with love and joy as a family…


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Samreen

| Aug 30, 2017

very useful...

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Anshu Jain

| Aug 23, 2017

thanks a lot ..many new things to do now..

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Sudeshna Paul

| Aug 23, 2017

such a coincidence. I m gng 2be mother again n ds post will help me a lot. thanks for d post

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Meenal Batra

| Aug 22, 2017

really helpful... thank u for guidance...

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