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A new baby changes your family forever. A child's reaction to a new brother or sister can vary from adoration to indifference to jealousy. She will likely feel all three a different times. This little girl takes to the role of big sister right away with a knack for calming baby that you can't help but smile at.
Before you bring your child to meet the new baby, be sure to tell her these three things.
1. Be soft.
When the moment comes to meet her brother or sister, your child will be excited. For little ones, excitement displays physically. Have your child practice with a doll how to touch the baby, how to hold the baby and how to use a soft voice with the baby. This way when you get to the hospital she'll know she can't be bouncing off the walls or jumping on the bed.
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