Babies and Siblings

If you have other young children at home, they may love the new baby … or be ready to send him back! Some resentment is normal.

Help your older children adjust by telling and showing them that they are just as important to you now as they were before the baby arrived.

Find little jobs that they can do to help with the baby, and be sure to let them know how well they’ve done. Read aloud or play a game with your older child while you nurse the baby.

And even if your child seems to be adjusting well to the new baby, remember that it’s never wise to leave a small child alone with a new baby.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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