Pregnancy book for kids

Cynthia - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any books out there to help a small child better understand about pregnancy. My son is almost 3, and we haven't really talked to him much about it other than telling him that he cant jump on me cause there's a baby in my tummy and he might hurt it. I know he cant really comprehend much about it at this age, but he seems to catch onto things very quickly when we read to him about them or show him pictures. Idid a basic search on ebay and came up with nothing, so I was wondering if anyone could help.

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Heather - posted on 01/21/2010

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I don't know of any books. All we did was keep telling him that there was a baby in my belly. When he was little he grew in my belly just like his new brother or sister. When the baby started kicking I let him feel. My sister takes her almost 2 year old to the doctor with her so that she can hear the heart beat.

Karley - posted on 01/21/2010

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We bought "I'm a Big Brother" by Joanna Cole. Our son will only be 19 months old when his sister is born, so he doesn't necessarily like to "read" the story yet. We look at the pictures and talk about what's going on in each one... "where's the big brother? Isn't he special? Look how he's helping his little sister! Where's the baby girl? She's tiny huh? She needs her big brother to help take care of her!" etc. He LOVES it!
We also rented a couple books from the library (Baby on the Way and What Baby Needs, both by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears)... more age appropriate for older kids (I'd say 5-9), but again, we looked at the illustrated pictures and talked about them. One shows the mom on one side of the page with her big belly and a shadow of her opposite, with a cut-out of the tummy showing the baby inside. Ever since my son saw that (around 12-13 months old), he comes up to my belly and hugs and kisses it whenever we ask where his sister or the baby is. That tells me he understands a lot more than we would have given him credit for initially. A quick search on Barnes&Noble.com brought up lots of other books that look good to use to.

Rachel - posted on 01/20/2010

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There's a house inside my mummy (as Amy suggested) was the best I read for my 2 year old. IT talked about the positives and the excitements and it touched on apprehensions, she was able to engage in the process much more because of that book.

Jennifer - posted on 01/20/2010

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go to amazon.com and type in mommy's having a baby under books search...there are several great options!

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Kristina - posted on 01/29/2010

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I read my kids Best Kind Of Baby by Kate Laing... It's cute and it seemed to help them with idea...

Deslie - posted on 01/25/2010

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"Our New Baby" by Dawn Sirett and published by DK (www.dk.com) is a good little story book that features photos of a little boy, Sam (looks about 3y/o) and his family, who are awaiting the arrival of a baby brother or sister. It has activity options and shows how Sam is involved in the process. Only has 10 pages for little kids to read as they are board pages.

Cindy - posted on 01/19/2010

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I'm not sure if there is or not, but have you tried calling your local book store. Maybe they can tell you if they have some. Or you could try googling it and maybe get something online that could help you talk to your son more about a new baby coming soon.

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