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Posted by Materni-Tee.com on October 21, 2003 at 03:03:58:

In Reply to: Re: Everybody SING! posted by Nicole K on October 20, 2003 at 23:41:20:

Thatís such good advice. I think itís important for the older sibling to see the new arrival in a positive light from as early as possible. We give each child a gift *from* the newborn at each subsequent birth. And to start even earlier, you could get the ďIím going to be aÖbig sisterĒ clothes for Hannah from the sibling section at Materni-Tee.com

Every child and every relationship is different, but I found it hard (but mainly WONDERFUL) going from 1 to 2 because whereas before I would drop everything if my first child needed me, you canít do that when youíre holding a baby! And the same when the baby needs you and youíre with the older child. But itís so rewarding falling in love again and I think a sibling is the best gift you can give a child, even if they donít seem to realise it. Best wishes and congratulations!

: Congratulations Steve!!!
: Can't really give any advice on having two, as me and my hubby are not there yet. But I have heard from friends with more than one child that jealousy can be a problem sometimes for the first born. I guess the main thing is to really prepare her for the baby and get her involved as much as possible in helping "take care"of her new sister/brother.

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