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Reccomendations for books to prepare for a new sibling

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Stevie77 · 07/10/2013 12:52

I am pregnant with DC2 and am looking for a book/s to explain pregnancy and prepare DD1 (4 yo) to being a big sister.

Have looked online and there are so many... Also, DD is very clever and cognitively advanced for her age and some of the books seem to be aimed at younger children. Maybe that's a wrong impression I got.

Any recommendations?


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Stevie77 · 07/10/2013 12:53

Would help if I could spell recommendation correctly!

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bundaberg · 07/10/2013 13:06

for a fun kind of book we got "there's a house inside my mummy" which my boys STILL like reading now lol

Periwinkle007 · 07/10/2013 21:07

there's a house inside my mummy is fantastic. for any age, honestly.

otherwise there is a princess poppy one about getting new twins? I think so anyway, that might be worth looking at.

bound to be a topsy and tim one about a new baby too

JollyScaryGiant · 07/10/2013 21:09

We didn't like there's a house inside my mummy. Topsy and Tim and the new baby is good. Also I'm a Big Brother/Sister now.

DS is younger though.

WorkingtoohardMama · 07/10/2013 21:09

Zsa zsa's baby brother is really lovely, it is very simple, but really sweet and definitely one I would recommend.

DeathMetalMum · 07/10/2013 21:14

My dd loves the topsy and tim 'new baby' book. Can't remember the full title though sorry.

Stevie77 · 08/10/2013 14:24

Thanks everyone, will check out your suggestions!

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HowGoodIsThat · 08/10/2013 19:49

We didn't get on with Theres a House INside My Mummy - it went straight over DD1's head - she was rising two and just couldn't grasp any of it.

THere were some lovely picture-only books that worked much better for us - we just sat and looked at the pictures and talked about them - and I let her work out what was going on and focus in the bits she found interesting. The one I remember is called My New Baby - Annie Kubler.

SHe also liked I Am A Big Sister by JOanna COle (there is a brother version as well).

JollyScaryGiant · 08/10/2013 22:03

There's a house inside my mummy is about pregnancy, not what it's like to have a new baby in the house.

bundaberg · 08/10/2013 22:25

yes... and the OP asked for books to explain pregnancy :-/

JollyScaryGiant · 09/10/2013 01:05

Yes, sorry, I was just making a statement about the book rather than saying it was unsuitable. But my Posy does read like that, apologies.

bundaberg · 11/10/2013 19:18

ahh no worries... yet again the internet fails us with its lack of tone! lol

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