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Your recovery at home: Older brothers and sisters

When you get back home

  • Spend just-you-and-me time with each child each day, even if it is only a few minutes.
  • Tell older children stories about when they were babies.
  • Spend time together looking through your older child's baby book or baby pictures.
  • Give older children extra attention, cuddles, praise and love.
  • Be patient if older children "try on" baby behavior, suck their thumbs, or wet the bed.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, sixth edition, preg-ahc-90026, ISBN 1-931876-25-8

First published: 05/01/2008
Last updated: 08/22/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts