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  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Another Baby

    Thinking of another baby? Have you thoroughly thought it through? Here are some questions that may be helpful as you grow your family.
    by Justine Camacho-Tajonera .
  • Read on to see more questions to ask yourself if you're ready to have another baby.

     

    4.    Can I still sufficiently give attention to my firstborn and also nourish a new baby at the same time? Evaluate if your firstborn is at an age that he would understand why Mommy and Daddy are giving a lot of attention to a new baby. A one-year old may not mind a new baby just yet. An older child, four and up, may be excited about a little brother or sister. However, at any age, sibling rivalry will always come into the picture. So, there really is no right time. Just be prepared with a strategy for handling this new sibling relationship.

    5.    Are we financially ready for a new baby? You’re familiar with the expenses. Pregnancy, birth, insurance, additional household help and future school expenses are all part of what need to be taken into consideration. Sit down with your spouse to discuss this.

    Going through all the five questions will help you explore the different aspects of having another baby. However, in the end, you won’t always be perfectly prepared for what life brings. Be open to things you didn’t plan and remember what’s at the core of being a family. The love and bonds that you share can only grow with every child that you bring into the world.  Enjoy the process.


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