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. And one of the best ways to explain the upcoming arrival is to read children’s books about a new baby.
You see, kids might “know” they’re about to welcome a baby, but the concept is so foreign to them, especially for the younger ones. Their lives are about to change drastically, so it’ll help to start talking about what they might expect.
For instance, my son knows that he’ll soon have two baby brothers, and that he’ll be a big brother himself. My husband and I highlight how fun it’ll be to take care of a baby, the things he’ll get to do with them, and how much we’ll love them.
We also mention the not-so-happy sides of welcoming a baby. That they’ll cry loud, and often. That mama will breastfeed throughout the day, or that he might have to wait sometimes before we get to him right away.
With all these changes, one of the best ways we begin these conversations is by reading children’s books about a new baby.
Below are some of the books we enjoyed reading to our son, tailoring 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 child:
Children’s books about a new baby
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