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"You're going to have a baby!"

This is always exciting news, but if you already have a young child, this could be a confusing concept for them to understand. A new little person is going to come live in their house and they are taking on the new role of big brother or big sister.

In his post Preparing Your Toddler for a New Baby, Dr. Greg Severson says, "Reading books together no matter the child's age is a good way to explain having a new baby in the family..."

To find some books on this topic, I went to my local library's children's librarian Ms. B., to ask for her recommendations.

In no particular order, here is list of children's books to help your child learn about having a new baby in the family.

(And as my own recommendation, your local library is full of great resources and fun, educational events for you and your kids.)

I'm a Big Brother

Written by Joanna Cole | Illustrated by Rosalinda Knightley

I'm a Big Sister

Written by Joanna Cole | Illustrated by Rosalinda Knightley

My Heart is a Magic House

Written by Julie Jacobs | Illustrated by Bernadette Pons

What Baby Wants

Written by Phyllis Root | Illustrated by Jill Barton

Now We Have a Baby

Written by Lois Rock | Illustrated by Jane Massey

Hello Baby!

Written and Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

We Are Brothers, We Are Friends

Written by Alexandra Penfold | Illustrated by Eda Kaban

Here She Is!

Written by Leblanc | Illustrated by Eve Tharlet

My New Baby

Written and Illustrated by Rachel Fuller

Where Did That Baby Come From?

Written and Illustrated by Deb Gliori

You're Getting a Baby Brother!

Written by Sheila Sweeny Higginson | Illustrated by Sam Williams

Babies Don't Eat Pizza: A Big Kids' Book About Baby Brothers and Baby Sisters

Written by Dianne Danzig | Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

The New Baby at Your House

Written by Joanna Cole | Photographs by Margaret Miller

Carolyn Kruger


Carolyn is an editor and promotions manager for ParentSavvy. She has enjoyed seeing the site grow from its infancy to its toddler stage. (And, yes, there have been growing pains in the whole process.) Carolyn was born and raised in Omaha and is thankful that such a unique site calls Omaha home. When not editing content, Carolyn can be found with her family and friends scouring local neighborhoods for untasted restaurants or exploring new stories at the movie theater. ...

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