Being a toddler is hard! Especially when one day they get a news they will become a big brother (or a big sister)! It is confusing time for toddlers as they still can’t fully grasp the meaning of having a new sibling and how it will change their life and what happens around them. To help them take a peek into what is coming, we prepared a selection of the best board book to welcome new baby into family!
Once they find out they will become a big brother (or big sister), toddlers will have a never-ending series of questions about new baby, pregnancy, baby belly, etc. To help answer all the questions they have, grab a few of these welcome new baby books and read them aloud. It will spring a whole bunch of new excitement and new questions!
My New Baby
There is so much to find out when a baby is born! What does it smell like, and when will it walk? When does it sleep, and what does it like to eat? A new addition to any family is exciting, but the experience can also be worrying and confusing for siblings. Coping with the new situations and emotions that arise can be very challenging. Help them prepare with this lovely book about My New Baby! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
You and Me
A new baby needs looking after all the time! It’s the perfect opportunity for older siblings to enjoy how much more grown-up and independent they are. This book is a great tool to talking about the way a baby can make older sibling happy but also upset. Great gender-neutral kids in the pictures so can easily make it for any gender combinations of siblings. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Big Brother Daniel
Daniel Tiger is so happy: He’s just gotten a new baby sister! Baby Margaret is very little, and she needs lots of care from Mom and Dad. But not to worry, big brother Daniel is here to help! This adorable story is perfect for little ones who are about to become big brothers or sisters! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
You’re Getting a Baby Sister!
A baby sister is joining the family! That’s great news, but older siblings may be a bit uncertain. Fortunately for them, this rhyming board book addresses what to expect: “Your sister will drool. She will smell. She will scream. She just might pull your hair. She’ll do things that seem mean.” The text, accompanied by irresistible art from renowned illustrator Sam Williams, also explains how older kids can be role models to their new little sister: “You can be her first teacher. Show her things that you know. Give her patience and love, she’s just starting to grow.” At the back of the book, there’s even designated space for older siblings to write about their new baby sister. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
You’re Getting a Baby Brother
A baby brother is on the way! Older siblings will love this board book primer on how to receive their new addition. Same setup as the previous book, only with a little brother coming into family. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What Brothers Do Best
Brothers can push you on a swing, make music with you, and take you to the library. But what do brothers do best? The answer is clear in this appealing story, celebrating brothers and the everyday things they do. Engaging, cute, and easy to understand, this is the perfect book to read or give as a gift for older siblings of a new baby. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What Sisters Do Best
Sisters can do lots of things, like teach you how to swim, start a game of tag, and be there when you need them. But what do they do best? The answer is clear in this irresistible celebration of sisters and the everyday things they do. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Good Night New Baby
Good Night New Baby celebrates baby’s first checkup, family gatherings at the hospital, baby’s new room, changing diapers, feeding baby, playing peek-a-boo, reading to baby, making funny faces, going for walks in the stroller, and singing lullabies. This is a joyful book that captures the essence of welcoming a new baby to the family. Young readers will get a head start about what to expect when the new kid comes to town. Diapers and bottles included! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Little Miss, Big Sis Board Book
The big news is this: Little Miss becomes a big sis! Little Miss learns the wonders of becoming a big sister as she and her family celebrate the momentous arrival of a new baby. A perfect gift for any child becoming a big brother or sister and any expecting families! This board book edition features sturdy pages. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Baby Belly is a precious story about the pregnancy experience for a sibling that features a big brother who wonders what’s inside his moms belly—maybe it’s a balloon? As mommy’s belly gets bigger and bigger he waits for the arrival of a baby sister or brother. Get Ready Board Book is a new series of wordless board books with bright illustrations that will delight little ones and their parents and provides an endless opportunity to engage in toddlers their own storytelling and interpretation of what they see in the book. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
What Else Parents Can Do to Help Toddlers Welcome New Baby?
Some toddlers will be happy to welcome a new baby sister or brother, some not so much. Here we are sharing several ideas how to prepare your toddler for coming of a new baby in your family. Read: Welcoming new sibling in toddler’s life