It might seem weird to think that the sister who used to bunk off school or the brother who broke your Barbie is now responsible for an actual baby. However, the living, kicking and probably screaming proof is there, signifying a change in everyone's roles in the family.
The 21st century has seen the creation of a new kind of relative known as the Pank (that's 'Professional aunt, no kids'), a fun and fabulous figure who acts as both role model and babysitter to the delight of kids and parents. Last year saw Panks in America spend £6 million on treats for their lucky nieces and nephews, ranging from trips to Disneyland to toys. You might not have the cash to splash, but there are ways you can welcome a new baby and help out their parents in the process.