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Do You Let Your Children Carry Their Siblings?

Babies love to be held, but who picks up the wee one in your house? While lots of children are eager to lend a hand, is it dangerous to allow a big sister or brother to carry around their younger sibling? Fearing an accident, some moms and dads only let their children hold the baby when they are supervised or sitting down. Other parents allow their older kiddo to lug the lil one around. What are the rules in your household?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
I would think it depends on the age of the older child and how responsible they are.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I was carrying around newborns+ from around 5 years old. Sometimes I think my mom was crazy, but I was capable, responsible, and wanted to. I think it depends on the kid, just ilke most things.
SugarKat SugarKat 6 years
I let my daughter carry my son so that another person in the room can hold him. Other than that, I don't let her carry him around.
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