16 books for a new big brother or sister - Today's ParentA new baby in the family is a big adjustment for an older sibling and often brings a mix of emotions. During your pregnancy, pick up some of these picture books about becoming a big brother or big sister to ease the transition and help generate excitement for your older kids. Looking for more tips? Watch this Cloudmom video for simple ways to involve your older child with your family's new addition. Looking for more? Use our Book Finder tool to search for new books for kids of all ages!
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17 books for a new big brother or sister
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Nothing brings me greater joy than watching my toddler son interact with my infant daughter. It took time. It took patience. It took lots of reassuring hugs and kisses. Most of all, it took love. We hope they help kids and their parents with what can be a tough, but totally heartwarming transition. Add to Bag.
When we told our son Clark that he would become a big brother — showing him ultrasound images and explaining that my belly would get bigger as the baby grew — he took it well, maybe better than we expected. This was good. Still, there were other signs that maybe the news was causing him anxiety. He was clingy when I dropped him off at daycare, and sometimes paid an excess amount of attention to my belly. So we ordered a few online, and told him they were gifts from his soon-to-be baby brother. And technology nowadays is a miracle. This is a great habit to stick with once the new baby arrives.
We wanted to share one of our most popular sections at The Reading Bug Whether you are expecting another baby or already have one, there are some great resources that are fun and entertaining for the whole family! Those marked with an asterisk include specific circumstances such as dealing with jealousy, single-parent homes and premature babies. Snuggle the Baby by Sara Gillingham is a lift the flap board book that is ideal for young big siblings. The book has a moving parts on every two page spread so that big brother or sister can interact with it as mom or dad reads about all the things that baby likes to do. Note that the baby cut-out from the next to last page should be taken out so that it can be tucked in under the blanket on the last page of the book. Ages 1 to 3 Abrams.