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Tips on How to Handle Older Child on New Born

Posted Sep 13 2008 4:32pm

My friend has 3 children. She told me her children all didn’t feel jealous or rejecting the younger siblings, thanks to 3 things that she did. These tips were actually passed on to her by her other friends. Here is to share with anyone interested, as well as to remind myself when time comes.

  1. When the older child visit mother in the hospital for the first time, it is crucial that the mother should not carry the new born. Mother should give the older child full attention and warmly welcome him/her and introduce him/her to the new born.
  2. Prepare a small gift from new born to the older child.
  3. Prepare a small gift from the older child to the new born

This way, we involve the older child in the process. Does it work? Well, it worked for my friend, and I am yet to try out.

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