Family life

17 amazing images of siblings meeting for the first time

There's nothing like a sibling to shake up the family dynamic. These adorable shots perfectly capture kids' mixed reactions to the arrival of a new baby.

After the birth of a first child, one of the most magical moments in parenting is when that little one meets their sibling. These first meets can be rife with emotions, but we think it’s a moment worth capturing regardless of the reaction.

Here are some of the sweetest (and most hilarious) shots we’ve seen:

1. “The happiness on Luca’s face as he met his baby sister for the very first time is something I will treasure forever.”

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2. “Big sister is in love with her new brother but not so much with his crying.”

3. “Hey guys, look what I got!”

4. “Bonding moments.”

5. “When your mum makes you your own real life dolly.”

6. “Hey Google…”

7. Yikes!

8. “One lucky little gal.”

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One lucky little gal 🧡

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9. “Best moment ever.”

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Best moment ever. 💥

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10. We’ll just call this one the “adjustment period.”

And here are some personal shots from the editors of Today’s Parent!

toddler meeting baby

Photo: Claire Gagne

preschooler holding baby

Photo: Kim Shiffman

School-aged kid with baby looking unimpressed

Photo: Simone Olivero

toddler meeting baby

Photo: Claire Gagne

toddler with baby

Photo: Stephanie Han Kim

toddler with crying baby

Photo: Claire Sibonney

toddler reaching into incubator

Photo: Sasha Emmons

Read more: 
How siblings can help during the home birth of a baby sister or brother
Why having a sibling actually makes you a better person