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Preparing Siblings for Baby's Arrival


Encourage independent behavior.

Some children enjoy knowing they are more capable of caring for themselves and seek ways of becoming more independent as a response to the baby. Teach the older child independent behavior (at play, dressing, or toileting), as appropriate for your child's age.

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Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD on August 26, 2013
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