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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby


Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby​​

Heather Zimmerman, M.D.

How should I prepare my children for a newborn?

With older children, one of the best things you can do is, get them excited about the new baby so they think it's their baby coming home too.

We tell parents to buy big brother or big sister t-shirts for your child to wear or get books that teach them about all the important jobs they're going to have to help​ take care of this new baby.​

​Helping your child adjust to a new baby will help ease any mixed emotions or questions he or she has before the baby arrives. Heather Zimmerman, M.D. at Boys Town Pediatrics - Pacific Street give tips on how parents can ease into this transition.​​