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3 Tips to Help Your First-Born Adjust to New Sibling

Sat 10 Oct 2020 | 12:56 PM
Sara Goda

Helping you first born child to adjust to having a new sibling is one of the hardest things ever especially when your older is jealous of the little baby because he is taking up all your time and attention. So, here are 3 tips to help your first-born child adjust to having a new sibling:


  • Spend some alone time with them
  • No matter how hard it may be you have to spend some alone time with your older child even if it is just for fifteen minutes while the baby is napping. This will make sure that your first born knows that even though there is a new member of the family, you still love them and will always be there for them.

    You can let them help you cook or do the laundry if you are on a really tight schedule.

  • Involve them in the baby’s life
  • Make sure to involve your first-born in the baby’s life, they can help you change their diapers, dress them or prepare their bottle. This will make your older child feel important and needed to their baby sibling which will ensure their relationship.

  • Spend time with both of them together
  • You have to spend some time with both of them together even if you just let your first-born read their book or play their video game while you feed the baby next to them. This will gradually start to create stability in your first child’s life, they will slowly come to adjust to the fact that this baby is now a part of all your life and that they are okay after all.