Tips for introducing the new baby to older siblings

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I was given some wonderful advice about how to introduce my newborn to my older child. That was, when my daughter was brought to the hospital after my son was born, I made sure that I wasn't holding the baby when she came in. The baby was in the bassinet. My daughter came and sat on the couch. I gushed over her and told her how happy I was to see her and her baby brother was here and I wanted to introduce her to her baby brother. I brought her brother over to her, and I sat the baby on her lap and I said, "Here is your baby brother." She lit up. It really felt like this baby was also hers. In addition to being mommy's new baby, it was also her new baby. I made sure that I had two gifts that were wrapped and age-appropriate toys for my daughter to unwrap at the hospital. I said they were from her baby brother.

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Andrea Bendewald

Actor & Mom

Andréa Bendewald is an actress who has worked in television, movies and theatre for the past 15 years. Some of her credits include, Last Man Standing, Without a Trace, The Game, According to Jim, Two and Half Men, House, Entourage, CSI Miami, Center of the Universe, Men Behaving Badly, That '70s Show, Providence, Ellen, Friends, Seinfeld and Employee of the Month.

In addition to her acting career Andréa, is founder of MyEnchantedCircle.com where she brings the power of celebration to Angelenos by creating sacred ceremonies and facilitating transformational circles.  She is happily married to actor/writer, Mitch Rouse, and is a proud mother to their two beautiful children, Tennessee Louise and Strummer James.  

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