Julie - posted on 02/02/2015 ( 24 moms have responded )
I have a six yr. old daughter and, after a long gap, recently had a son. My little girl helps me take care of her baby brother (2 months old). While, of course, she is too young to baby sit she does have experience with babies because she has often helped my neighbors with their baby boys and girls. So she fully understands the difference in body parts (but no more about the "facts"). There is no problem now. She "helps" me but I look at it more as a way for her to learn and be able to help when she is old enough to really be a help.
The question is: in a few years both will be older. While I will always like to have her help, will there come a time when it would be best for a sister not to see her little brother unclothed? After he is out of diapers there will still be years when he will need to be bathed, or baths will need to be supervised.