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Book suggestions for my DS aged 3 to explain my pregnancy

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mandoo Sun 05-Jun-11 11:35:57

I have just brought 'there's a house inside my mummy'. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Not sure about 'mummy laid an egg' is he a bit young still for it (he's only just turned 3)


RuthChan Sun 05-Jun-11 14:53:12

I bought these two books for my DD when I was pregnant with DS.
She was only one at the time.

Neither book has any text, just beautiful illustrations that show the various aspects of pregnancy and having a new born baby.

You can discuss and describe the pictures at whatever level is right for your child.
My DD loved them both.

mandoo Sun 05-Jun-11 18:32:54

Thanks Ruth. Really helpful smile

deaconblue Sun 05-Jun-11 18:43:01

Topsy and Tim and the new baby is lovely

PharoahNuff Sun 05-Jun-11 18:43:37

just say im having a baby
he will say " ah"
and then talk lego

WidowWadman Sun 05-Jun-11 18:52:45

I hated pretty much every book I could find on this topic, as they're all terribly twee and saccharine. I like "Mummy laid an egg", but at 2 years old (now 2.5) my daughter was still a bit young for it.

In the end we got "I want a Sister" out of the Little Princess Series by Tony Ross and she quite liked it

Firkytoodle Mon 06-Jun-11 21:05:46

DD liked this one:


9 double page spreads, on one side is a few facts about what the baby is doing that month and on the other a picture of a baby in the womb to hold against your bump so they can see what the baby looks like.

A page at the end with a few bits about a new baby- it cries a lot, poos a lot, gets fed from breast or bottle etc.

KarenHL Mon 06-Jun-11 21:07:01

DD liked 'Where Willy Went' by Nicholas Allan. It was in the local library, so might be worth looking there before buying.

karenjm Wed 08-Jun-11 04:04:30

We used 'Mummy laid an egg' when my DD was 3.5.
We also really liked 'Hello Baby' by Jenni Overend. It's about a home birth and describes the birth process really beautifully. It was still relevant even though I wasn't have a home birth.

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