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Recommended books about new baby to share with DD

(12 Posts)
HollyFP Tue 27-Sep-11 14:22:31

Hi can anyone recommend good books to help my DD understand about me being pregnant? She is 14months now but obviously by the time her sibling arrives (May) she will hopefully be able to understand a lot more.

Haribojoe Tue 27-Sep-11 14:44:23

Mine enjoyed There's a house inside my Mummy and New Baby (second one was a picture booked showing little boy with his mummy in various scenarios from being scans, through to leaving for hospital and then coming home with new baby)

iWILLdothis Tue 27-Sep-11 16:12:24

I've just ordered the Topsy and Tim one off Amazon. You're well organised. I only thought of this last night and baby is due in just over 2 weeks...hope it arrives in time for my DD to read!

TheWicketKeeperIsDown Tue 27-Sep-11 16:16:02

My wee girl has been quite taken by the Topsy and Tim one. There's a house inside my mummy arrived yesterday and looks good too.

Snackalot Tue 27-Sep-11 16:21:55

My daughter (2) loves 'I'm a big sister' by Joanna Cole. It's American so uses 'diaper' instead of 'nappy', and showed baby being fed by bottle rather than breast which annoyed me a bit, but otherwise it's excellent with colourful pictures.
Congratulations and good luck! (We only gave DD the book when we went into hospital to have DS - don't worry about timing!)

Fresh01 Tue 27-Sep-11 20:00:39

We have also sat down at the computer regularly and shown the existing kid/kids pictures (haven't printed many since getting digital camera!) of them as babies so that they begin to understand that they were once tiny too. I am having my 4th but eldest 6 the month after baby due so always around 2 year gap.

When further along, I'm currently 28 weeks and youngest is 20 months, introducing him to concept of "gentle" touches and touching legs and feet so as they can still touch the baby but just not focus on its face. Has worked with the others.

HollyFP Tue 27-Sep-11 20:37:37

Great ideas here thanks smile I know it's a bit early but you can never be too prepared I reckon wink

Broodzilla Wed 28-Sep-11 10:36:45

I've got the Sears books, Baby on the way and What Baby needs.
Brilliant - even for the dads-to-be (just in case they're getting complacent and think it should all be a doddle the second time around) as it shows Daddy looking after Mama :D

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Wed 28-Sep-11 12:41:42

Does anyone know of any that deal with home rather than hospital birth?

theory Wed 28-Sep-11 21:10:05

Our DD (almost 3) really loves "A Baby for Grace" - about a big sister's coping with no longer being the center of attention once the new baby comes home. I found it rather sad myself (on her behalf!) and wondered if she would, too, but she asks for it all of the time.

choppychopster Wed 28-Sep-11 21:14:12

Are any of these suitable for a 5yo?

jumpyjan Wed 28-Sep-11 21:17:54

Second what haribojo said. Both those books were recommended to me (on here i suspect) and they really helped.

Theres a house inside my mummy is lovely.

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