5 Ways Having a Baby Can Change the Family Dynamic

News recently broke that Katy Perry had just given birth, making her new baby, named Daisy Dove Bloom, being the hottest topic of conversation in the media as of late. But how can having a new baby change the dynamics of a family – and in this case, one of the most well-known families in the world?

As one of the UK’s Top Life Coaches, Carole Ann Rice, knows a thing or two
about family dynamics. Today, she’s sharing 5 ways having a baby can
change a family.

1. New beginnings

All babies bring new hope to families especially if there has been a rift or bad feeling. It’s a time of renewal and coming together for the sake of a new life and for a cohesive extended family.

2. Brings people together

They say that it is a “village” that raises a child and it is true. Any child will benefit from happy parents, the wisdom on aunties and uncles, the unending patience of grandparents and the fun and camaraderie of cousins.

3. United front

Sometimes there is “in law” rivalry like who gets most attention, where you sit in the pecking order, who is doing it right or not, or who is the favourite. In the case of the new Royal baby, this is a very high-profile birth so it is in everyone’s interest to create a united front without rivalry, differences or competition getting in the way.

4. Learning from each other

How we bring up our children is personal, but in this case, Kate has a wealth of experience ahead of Meghan on things like feeding and soothing, weaning and sleeping techniques – all things an experienced mum likes to pass on to a close new mum helping them to bond.

5. Lend support

Relating to the new royal baby, Meghan appears to want to do things her way. Although she may be unconventional in her approach, it’s important the whole family is respectful of this even though they may wish to share advice or intervene. It’s important for family harmony to lend support but not to dominate or pull rank with experience.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.