No book can ever make the process of welcoming a new child into your family completely seamless and free of pain. However, storytelling is a great way to help your child (and you!) navigate this monumental transition with a sense of the many feelings and possibilities that can accompany baby’s arrival. Here are some children’s books my family and I enjoy about this remarkable time of life.
Before baby: Pregnancy etc.
Mixed up feelings
Darcy and Gran Don’t Like Babies
Sweet and Sentimental
For additional reading:
- The Six Magic B’s: Inexpensive things to do with siblings ages 0-5
- Parent Q&A: When toddler bites really bite
- Parent Q&A: Two kids, one parent, and a screen
Rebekka Helford is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Los Angeles, California. With over a decade of experience working with parents and young children, Rebekka specializes in short-term intensive parenting consultation, using a variety of tools including home, office, and school visits to help families navigate developmental hiccups and get back on track. Virtual visits now available!
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