New sibling: Assuring a toddler she is loved

Ms Pearl Lee and her husband Samuel He with their daughter Lily He, age two (held by dad) and son Leslie, four months old.
Ms Pearl Lee and her husband Samuel He with their daughter Lily He, age two (held by dad) and son Leslie, four months old.PHOTO: COURTESY OF PEARL LEE

SINGAPORE - When Ms Pearl Lee, 33, was pregnant with her second child, her firstborn, Lily He, would stroke her baby bump, cooing: "Baby, when are you coming? I want to see you."

But when her son Leslie was born four months ago, her two-year-old daughter had a complete change of heart.

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