A pregnancy is a big deal for everyone involved. Even if you’ve already got a child or two, a new baby is still a life-changing event. One thing that can get lost in the shuffle is just how life-changing it can be for an older sibling. This is so big, The beloved Fred Rogers even wrote a book on the subject. Every child is different and will react differently, but there are certain things you can do to ease this transition for a child.
One of the first and most important things to do is to announce it to them directly, as Youtuber Sarah Bromby does in this video with her five-year-old son. You might not get as amazing as a reaction as he gives, but this is the key first step in helping them adjust to this new, exciting development.
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