Wish We'd Known: 19 Things No One Told Us About Having Baby No. 2

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Jenna McCarthy on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:01PM

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Your Older Child Might Regress

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a Jenna McCarthy on Jul 11, 2011 at 4:13PM

If she was potty trained, she may start having occasional (or frequent) accidents; if he slept through the night, he may start waking more often than his baby brother. Experts insist this is a normal part of the adjustment period, one that they will outgrow and you will survive. Handy navigational tips to help your older kid adjust and feel part of the party: Give her big-sister (or brother) chores she can handle (picking out the outfit of the day, or choosing where you’ll sit to nurse/feed), talk about what she was like as a baby, and make any major changes (such as moving her to a new room or bed) before you bring home your new bundle.

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