Tuesday 18 December 2018

Irish families get candid about how life changes with a new baby

A new baby is one of the most significant, exciting changes in family life. Whether it is baby number one or a new sister or brother for the little ones, the family home will never be the same.

For kids, a new sibling is one of the most anticipated moments of their young lives. There is excitement, nerves, happiness, sometimes a touch of jealousy but most importantly, lots of love. There is no other relationship quite that between siblings and it’s often in these first few years we see how the dynamic between siblings will unfold- basically, who the bossy one will be.

For parents, it is an exhilarating time. Having a child for the first time is an experience like no other. For those who already have a brood, often fielding questions from your children about their new brother or sister is equal parts amusing and touching.

Kids, it would seem, make the most astute observations about their new sibling before they’ve even arrived: “Mum went for a scan and we saw he wasn’t kicking, he was punching her. So he was bold from the very beginning.”

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time; we spoke to Irish families about their experiences and how family life changed for them.

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