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Making room for 1 more

Having a baby is supposedly the most natural thing in the world! But as any parent will tell you, introducing a new child to the family can bring on a mix of emotions and does not always feel this way. These feelings are often brought into sharper focus when there are older children in the family who continue to demand time and attention. A recent study has found that nearly 80% of children have at least one sibling, making this life event normative, but the ‘common’ factor in no way means that it is easy. Recovering from the birth and caring for a newborn is enough of a load for most parents and when you add managing older siblings as well as worrying about nurturing a positive sibling bon