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Book for Toddlers About New Baby

I'm looking for a book written for toddler-aged children about the arrival of a new baby or about being a big brother/sister. I'm sure such books must exist, but I haven't found any good ones yet! If you have any recommendations, please let me know!

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There are some good ones by J. Cole. My son still loves to read "I'm A Big Brother." She also has some good potty ones.

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I second the Joanna Cole books! We bought "Im a big sister" for my 6 year old when I was expecting, and it was great, but it's geared toward very young kids.

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Hi C.,

We bought "Look Who is going to be a Big Brother" for our 2 year old son when we were preparing for the next one (now 5 months old). It's a great book! We made a big deal about it and told him he was going to get a special book. He loved it! It's a "fill in the blank" sort of book (ex - Mimi and Papa (you add the name of the person who is watching) will watch Luke (you add your sons name) while mommy & daddy go to the hospital for a few days. But one think Luke knows is that mommy & daddy always come back!) and you add pictures of your son & family, too. So, it's personalized and it's a wonderful keepsake. I bought ours at Destination Maternity. You can also order it online.

Here's a link:
http://www.amazon.com/Look-Whos-Going-Big-Brother/dp/0974...

Good luck and Congrats!

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I am not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but two of the sweetest book I have ever read are "God Gave us You" and God Gave us Two". I am not sure who wrote them, but you can find them at Amazon.com.

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There are some good ones by J. Cole. My son still loves to read "I'm A Big Brother." She also has some good potty ones.

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Congratulations on the new baby! You are going to have so much fun with 2 boys! My son was 28 months when his baby brother was born and we read "I'm a Big Brother" by Ronne Randall all the time to get him ready. It's still one of his favorite books.

Here's a link to places to buy it. I think I got mine at Toys R Us: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q="...

The Mercer Mayer Critter books are also great and they have every variation you could think of "Just me and the baby", "Just me and my little brother" and "Just me and my little sister". My older son is a bit obsessed with the critter books, so these were perfect for him.

Best wishes on everything. Two boys are a total blast!

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Hi and congrats on the new baby!! I have a 28 month old son and we are expecting a new baby in 5 weeks. I purchased the book "I'm a Big Brother" by Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss. He loves to read it and I think he really understands the concept of a new baby in the house. He also LOVES the Little Critter books so I am getting ready to order "The New Baby" by Mercer Mayer. I found both books on Amazon and they were not expensive. Hope this helps. Happy Holidays!!

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I second the Joanna Cole books! We bought "Im a big sister" for my 6 year old when I was expecting, and it was great, but it's geared toward very young kids.

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Dr. Sears writes awesome books that explain the new baby to the older sibling. The first is "Baby on the Way": http://www.askdrsears.com/store/detail.asp?pid=7. "What Baby Needs" is also great as it explains why the baby needs so much of mommy's time: http://www.askdrsears.com/store/detail.asp?pid=6. Our daughter enjoyed both of these books. She was 3 when little brother arrived.

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our daughter loved this book and it is super sweet. it's the sequel to another book that we already owned. i liked the way it addressed big brother/sister issues. it's called god gave us two by laura bryant.
here it is at amazon
http://www.amazon.com/God-Gave-Lisa-Tawn-Bergren/dp/15785...
congrats!

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