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When a new baby is expected in the family, parents, grandparents, relatives and friends are excited.
Siblings may be excited about the new baby, too, but they are also apprehensive and uncertain. The new baby might be fun, but he or she is also going to take attention away from the big brother or sister. To help prepare children age 3 to 10 for a new babys arrival and to reassure them that they are special, the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Life offers a Sibling Class and Tour.
The next session will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, in the Foundation Room at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. The prospective parents are asked to join their children as they learn how to diaper, hold and burp a baby. The class also includes a tour of the Center for Life as well as valuable suggestions for the parents about how to ease the childs adjustment to a new baby.
The fee for the class is $5 per family. Registration is required. For information and registration, call (815) 227-2695.
from the July 11-17, 2007, issue