Siblings' Roles

Siblings need a lot of one-on-one attention before the new baby arrives and helping you set up the nursery is a good way to include him. Let him help pick out sheets or a special toy that is just from him. He needs to know that the baby will not be ready to play for quite a while, but there are lots of ways to be part of his new sibling’s life. He can:

  • Be your personal assistant – getting you a glass of water or something you might need for the baby.
  • Read to your baby or tell him a story.
  • Fold baby clothes.
  • Answer the phone.
  • Hold or feed the baby if he is old enough.

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