(2) Inform older children first, but do not leave out the younger ones.
Children understand far more than you may think.
Emphasize that the baby is not replacing anyone but is an addition to be
loved by all.
b. Make physical changes to the home if necessary.
(1) Changes should be made well in advance, especially if it means
changing siblings room or bed arrangements.
Include children in the changes and adjustments.
c. Prepare children for the separation from their mother during the delivery.
Evaluate hospital sibling visitation policies in advance.
If available, let siblings go meet the newborn and see their mother in the