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New baby and I easily get mad with older son... why?

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I never felt irritated by my older kids. If anything I was brought to tears. Imagine having your mama to yourself then suddenly sharing her and her not being available every second. I included my older on everything. Diaper changing, bottles, blankets, bouncer belt buckler, reading time while nursing.

I wanted my older to know that our baby joined our lives, we didn't join hers.


I think as a mother of a newborn, you are sleep deprived and can be grumpy. I know my patience is much less when I haven't slept well and am not feeling great. Remember to step back and take a deep breath before reacting to older children. Your initial response of anger may be too harsh and you just need to put it into perspective.

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