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Subject: Good book to explain a new baby?
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 2:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2008
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Does anyone have any recommendations on books that would explain to my 2-year old son that he's going to be a big brother? We have told him but he doesn't really understand. I know he'll get it when the baby is born but I'd like to make the transition a smooth one so we don't shock him. He'll be almost 3 when the baby comes.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 4:39 PM ET
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My boys are 2 years and 9 months apart.  We really liked the book I'm a Big Brother.  I have no idea where my copy is (and I'm sure it's unpostable!) but it looks like there are some posted.

It talks about being careful with the baby, and feeding the baby and being a helper. 

Hope this is helpful!

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 7:13 PM ET
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I have this book The New Baby in the mini verison (probably 6" by 6") in like new condition...

http://www.ubah.com/ecommerce/details.asp?sid=G2458&gid=47415755&title=New+Baby%2C+The+&sqlwhere=submit%3Dsearch%26search%3Dnew%2Bbaby%2Bmini

it's cute and has a little duck you can find on every page...

I don't think I have it listed so just PM me and I'll find it for you :)

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:10 PM ET
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We loved these:

Hey, Little Baby! by Nola Buck (Author), R. W. Alley (Illustrator) 

I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole (Author), Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator) 

Waiting for Baby by Harriet Ziefert, Emily Bolam (Illustrator)

Talk, Baby! by Harriet Ziefert, Emily Bolam (Illustrator) 

 I don't know if any of them are posted, but we borrowed our copies from the library :)  Congrats, and best wishes!



Last Edited on: 3/20/08 8:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 8:48 PM ET
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Great thanks! I looked on amazon and there are too many! This helps alot.