Miss 3 had been practising for months. She was very very excited. She had been using Dolly as a model in which to practise changing nappies and getting dressed. She had even started breastfeeding Dolly. (Dolly was a quick feeder and very compliant).

When Miss 3 visited me in the hospital, she looked from my tummy to the baby in the cot and back again. She wanted to pat my tummy just to check that the baby was no longer in there. She investigated the cot to see who was in there. And then back to my tummy.

She was very excited when I returned home with the baby in my arms. She begged for a hold. Her hands were gentle as she patted the baby as you would pat a pet rabbit.

Two days later, Miss 3 the angel turned rough. She continues to push, pull, sit on and prod the baby who is now Miss 1. Friends and family are very surprised at our stories about how rough (now) Miss 4 is. She looks so angelic and is so gentle.

It is funny, it is like she has a vendetta on Miss 1. I would be interested to hear how other mums have coped with this type of behaviour.

Posted by deb_gs, 27th April 2015

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  • My youngest nows pulls and pushes her older sister.


  • I have boys and I found the same and it hasn’t changed much over the years but I do think there is a lot of competition between them which may not be the case in your household.


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