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Book recommendation about new baby for 4yr old with ASD

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Buscake Mon 17-Nov-14 14:11:54

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any book recommendations for introducing a new baby to older siblings; particularly one for children with ASD. My 4 yr old was 2 when her younger sister was born, and she found the transition utterly impossible. It took at least 2 months for her to begin to calm down and accept the changes. At that time, I didn't know she had ASD, but had a few books about new babies eg 'spots baby sister', 'Zazas baby brother', 'there's a house inside my mummy', but they obviously didn't capture the reality of there suddenly being a baby living in our house.

Perhaps the answer is that there is no way to prepare her. She knows there is a baby in my tummy, and that it will come out and live in our house, but I am really dreading her reaction. Particularly after last time. However if anyone has any tried and tested ideas, I would really appreciate them smile

2boysnamedR Tue 18-Nov-14 10:10:10

Can you get a doll? Maybe sit and cuddle it and talk to it for maybe a couple of 30min periods a day? Then dd gets used to seeing you giving the doll attention? I might prompt her to ask what your doing?

That's what portage suggested to me

LuckyCharms Tue 18-Nov-14 21:45:15

We had one called "What to expect when the new baby comes home" from amazon which was good, although my DC was a bit older than yours. It's very factual which appealed to DD.

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