Welcoming a new baby into your family is exciting! However, along with the excitement comes change.

Keep in mind that children of different ages may react differently to a new baby. Knowing what to expect from each age-group can make it easier to handle the changes in your family. Also, keep in mind that children have different personalities that may affect how they respond.

Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents prepare older siblings (big brothers and big sisters) for a new sibling (little brother or little sister).

Children aged 1 to 2 years may not understand what it means to have a new sibling. However, you can bring up the topic with your child so that she can get used to the idea. Also, it’s important to reassure her that she is loved.

Children aged 2 to 4 years are learning how to share...

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