Transition kids to a new baby by reading books. Below are the best children’s books about a new baby to prepare your older child.
The twins about to come any week now. We’ve had several months of preparing our three-year-old for the new additions. One of the best ways to explain the arrival of new siblings is to read books about a new baby.
He now knows that he’ll soon have two baby brothers, and that he’ll be a big brother himself. We highlight how fun it’ll be to take care of a baby. We also mention that they’ll cry—often.
Below are some of the books we enjoyed reading to our son. We tailored the language to fit our circumstances (e.g. “big brother,” “the babies,”). Hopefully this list can help you introduce the idea of your new baby to your older kids.
Children’s books about a new baby
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Below are more books SSBE readers suggested:
- King Baby by Kate Beaton
- Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
- What Baby Needs by William Sears
- Baby Loves You So Much by Eileen Spinelli
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Tell me in the comments: What are your favorite children’s books about a new baby?