“I’m going to be a Big Brother!” “I’m going to be a Big Sister!” Make the most of welcoming a new baby into your family with new sibling books and kits. New Sibling Kits contain several children’s books to share with the soon-to-be sibling, and a book of tips for parents – all in one bag for easy pickup.
The library has many books designed to help you and your child welcome a new baby into the family. Here are a few:
Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life by Dr. Laura Markham. Includes a chapter called “Before the new baby and through the first year” devoted to building the foundation for a good relationship between your children from the beginning.
Welcoming Your Second Baby by Vicki Lansky. Offers parents practical ideas for a smooth welcome.
On Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott. A sweet story that shows there is enough space, and love, for both children.
And Baby Makes Four by Judith Benjamin. What’s it like for this preschool girl who is a new big sister? See how her two moms support her feelings and help her grow into being a big sis.
Online info and suggestions for helping with a new baby transition:
How to Prepare Your Child for the New Baby (Aha! Parenting)
Birth of a Second Child (KidsHealth)
Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling (BabyCenter)