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Should young kids be able to see birth of baby brother or sister?
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In brief: Depends
"shared family experience" is the primary issue for advocates for older siblings to be present at the birth of a new sibling.
Others feel disgusted, with concern that the children might react negatively to the sight of mom going through a rough labor & delivery. Some set the age from 3-5 or older. Individual temperment & personality, rather than age is the key. Check your hospital's policy too.

In brief: Depends
"shared family experience" is the primary issue for advocates for older siblings to be present at the birth of a new sibling.
Others feel disgusted, with concern that the children might react negatively to the sight of mom going through a rough labor & delivery. Some set the age from 3-5 or older. Individual temperment & personality, rather than age is the key. Check your hospital's policy too.
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