You Know You’re A Younger Sibling When..

You Know You’re A Younger Sibling When..

Middle child syndrome‘ is something I was accustomed to growing up. Well thats what I claim to my Mum anyway. It was nothing to do with the tantrums I threw or the fact I would undress myself at any opportunity. Nope not at all! Now being a parent to two I can see how things can slip a little with every child!

I was interested to hear from other people who are either a younger sibling themselves or have more than one child.

You know you’re a younger sibling when..

You’re called every siblings name before they finally get to yours. My Nan was the worst for this! Sarah, Jane, Ellen. Nope I’m definitely Amy.

All your clothes have to match your siblings! When I look at photos of me matching my siblings I die a little inside. But here I am matching my girls!

Your pet name screams second child! L was referred to as baby sister for such a long time. Hannah’s brother was nicknamed ‘me too’ because he always wanted to do everything the same as her!

All your belongings have been handed down. My older sister was always shorter than me so I managed to scrape out of the clothing but I don’t think I was as lucky with other items! Although if you have a cool older sibling I think it would be a good thing right?

There is not as many photos of you. I am forever joking with my Mum that I must have been adopted as there are hardly any photos of me whereas there’s a photo documenting every moment of my older sisters life!

You’re a tough cookie and will try anything.

Rules. Smules! By the time my younger sister was born all rules were scrapped. She is the baby so nothing applies!

You’re birthday isn’t a first. Someone has already been one, two, three etc. So no big deal!

Your meals consist of whatever everyone else is eating. No lovingly prepared meals for you. Wotsits and toast is perfectly acceptable for lunch!

I’m sure most of you can probably relate to something. If not then you’re one of the lucky ones 😉 I’d love to hear your experiences!

Thank you to HannahAbbieLucyLauraDebbieKateLouiseLianneCarly and Leslie for your contribution to this post! <3


  1. June 17, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I’m the older child, there’s 16 years between me and my brother, no doubt he will be able to relate to some of these!

  2. Jasmin N
    June 17, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I’m actually the oldest one of three, so I can’t really relate to this. Also, my sister and I have 7 years in between, which basically means that we haven’t gone through any of these stages together haha 😀 such a fun read though!

  3. June 18, 2017 / 6:36 am

    This made me chuckle although the photo one is a bit sad x

  4. June 18, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I can totally relate this this! Even though I’m the second oldest!
    Maybe that’s why my daughter wants a brother over a sister

  5. June 18, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    There’s 7 of us so I’m sure you can imagine how often we’re called the wrong one haha, bless my mum! Parker is affectionately known as ‘the baby’ as well, even though he’s almost 2. I think it’ll stick for a while longer too haha xx

  6. Rebecca Greenway
    October 17, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I love this! I also have major middle sibling syndrome

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