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Health Tip: New Baby, Jealous Sibling

Prepare your older child in advance

(HealthDayNews) -- A few months before you bring home a new baby, you should begin preparing your older child. This can help to minimize inevitable feelings of jealousy, according to Ohio University.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Talk about the pregnancy. Have your older child feel your baby's movements.
  • Encourage your older child to help you prepare the baby's room.
  • Move your older child to a different room or big bed several months before the baby's birth if she is going to have a change.
  • Read books together about what happens during pregnancy, as well as after the baby is born.
  • Look through family photographs and talk about your older child's first year of life.
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