The moment a new baby arrives isn’t just special for the new parents. It’s a life-changer for big siblings, who now have someone to whom they’ll be bonded for the rest of their lives. And there’s nothing quite like seeing how excited big sisters and brothers get when they’re finally invited into the room to welcome the new member of the family.
There are lots of anxious parents who are worried about what to do with their older child when a new baby is born. Jᴇᴀʟᴏᴜsɪᴇs are sure to arise and kids have been known to not always have the best ʀᴇᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs to the new addition. These first meets can be rife with emotions, but we think it’s a moment worth capturing regardless of the ʀᴇᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. Now scroll down to take a look at 10 photos, that capture the magic moment of a child meeting their baby sibling for the first time. That will make us all wish to go back to a simpler times beFore the kids found out how to get ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴛʀᴏᴜʙʟᴇ!
This big sister has one hand pressed to her mouth in a look of surprise as she spots her younger sibling for the First time. Her ‘Big Sister’ t-shirt and a baby doll resting in the bottom frame of show us she’s been preparing for this moment. The image is by Jade Howard.
A Little Kiss
But things quickly turned to kisses! Aww, it’s love. And the beginning of true sisterhood.
This big brother is overcome with bliss as he looks at his new brother or sister. Brianne Sanders captured the moment his Father raised the boy to the level of the new baby, who lies on mom’s ᴄʜᴇsᴛ in a ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ ʙᴇᴅ. The boy has his hands raised to his mouth as he looks at the baby, but you can still see his grin shining through. Mom and dad look at their eldest, his joy spreading to the whole Family.
The toddler sits on a bed, leaning over her sibling with a stethoscope in her ears. You can see the seriousness with which she takes her task.
Not So Sure About This
Brandy Britton captured this very real big sister moment. It does take a little getting use to!
No Time To Change
Big sis is amazed by her younger sibling in this photo captured by Hilary Dubie. A ᴅᴏᴜʟᴀ weighs the baby following the birth, and the older sibling looks on with her mouth open, seeming to be in sʜᴏᴄᴋ that there’s an actual person aFter nine long months. The baby’s little feet ᴋɪᴄᴋ up, giving the shot even more life.
Nikki Williams gives us a glimpse into the view this new mom has of her children. The newborn sleeps on mom’s ᴄʜᴇsᴛ, and the older sibling rests their head gently on the baby, putting themselves close to both mom and baby. The shot is a preview of the many days these three will spend together.
A big brother sᴛᴜᴅɪᴇs his new sister in this photo taken by Jessica Michelle. The baby yawns from her ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ bassinet, and the boy peers at her behind the plastic. He seems curious, but a little timid.
The Whole Gang
This new family of four ᴇxᴘʟᴏᴅᴇs with joy as mom and dad introduce their children to each other. Mom sits in a ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ ʙᴇᴅ with their baby on her ᴄʜᴇsᴛ, and dad sits in a chair nearby with their toddler in his arms. Mom and dad both seem to be laughing as they look at each other, and their older daughter looks at the baby with a smile on her face.
Through The Looking Glass
Captured by Christy Morgan, a mother and infant sit inside in this photo, with the newborn resting on mom’s ᴄʜᴇsᴛ. The older sibling watches them through a window, and mom looks back at them, smiling as her eldest takes it all in. The older sibling’s breath fogging up the window gives the photo even more life.