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Easing Sibling Adjustment

Many parents who choose to have kids close together worry about their firstborn as the birth of a new baby draws near. For a year or more, your child has been the center of your world and a new baby can be a big shock to his system.

Although he may be excited about the baby in mommy’s tummy now, as the realization starts to set in that he now has to share his parents with the new baby, the excitement may start to wear off. Your oldest may start to deal with very big emotions about the new baby, including jealousy, insecurity, frustration, hostility, and more. Your little one may start acting out and clinging to you.

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