When you have older children the arrival of a new baby turns their little world upside down.
Try to involve them however young they are in scans choosing baby clothes room colour etc.
Make them feel proud and part of this exciting time.
Becoming a new big brother or sister is the first that they will have to become responsible and share
Which even grown ups have problem with sometimes.
Let the baby buy the new big brother or sister a gift when they are born (I bought my daughter a doll so she could look after her doll at the same time as I was looking after her new brother great role play)
It may go well when they first meet but it might not.
Take time and do not worry it will work out.
My daughter was staying with my parents while I was in hospital when I was discharged they bought her over to meet her new brother she loved the present but would not look at him then promptly said to nanny can we go now!
She stopped over another night with her grandparents and then came back home and was a very loving big sister.
I think she just needed some time for all the changes to sink in and to come to terms with the new arrival.
A lot of friends and Family bought a small gift for the new big sister as well so she felt important and special too.
(I kept a few small gifts just in case someone arrived empty handed)
New Big sister gifts or New big brother gifts
Becoming a new big sister or brother is great so make it a lovely experience for them that’s part of being a great parent!