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My New Baby Board book – April 1, 2009
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A toddler observes and asks questions about the new baby in this story, part of a series designed to help new siblings adjust. "Why does the baby always have milk?" the toddler wonders as her mother breastfeeds. The child's constant smiles, even when things get a little rough ("Why is Baby crying? Can we make it stop?"), and the cozy family home are in keeping with the book's positive focus. Also available: Waiting for Baby , You and Me , and Look at Me! Up to age 3. --Publishers Weekly 20100201
Anticipating an addition to the family is both exciting and daunting for young children so this sensitive story was most welcome. It is part of a series - Waiting for Baby, You and Me and Look at Me - and stimulated much discussion about the different emotions, both pleasing and anxious, associated with a new arrival. It encouraged a very quiet and shy pupil to contribute and share her family secret! --Carousel 20100401
These four books in the New Baby series are just right for toddlers awaiting and adjusting to the birth of a new sibling. They cover pregnancy, welcoming the baby, and learning to play and live together. ... The multiracial families are always smiling and gentle. Colorful artwork fills each page. The writing is clear, conversational, and full of common situations. --School Library Journal 20110401
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The other books all have more text and busier pictures than this one. Although I certainly greatly simplify the text in all of them as we read, there's no other that comes close to holding my daughter's attention as well as "My New Baby". Its text is very simple - no more than 2 short sentences per page. As I saw she liked this book, I began to substitute my daughter's name in for references to the older sibling, which seems to enhance her interest.
The book does not contain a story line. Instead, it is a collection of snapshots of daily life with a baby in the house: Lunch time, getting dressed, going for a walk, bed time, etc. I think this is one of the reasons that it's popular with my daughter. At her age it can be a challenge to sustain focus for a lengthy story. This book doesn't require that, yet allows her to be introduced to the idea of having a baby around her parents along with her, and how they might all do things together.
If your child is 2 or under and you are expecting a new baby, I definitely recommend this book.
The text goes well with the pictures, I think, but it's not really a story. In a way I think the pictures are better on their own, you can come up with your own story instead of what's written. The book seems to follow a day in the life of a family, first everyone is hanging out in the parent's bed, then they get dressed, visitors/gifts for baby and toddler, taking pictures, eating/nursing, reading/singing while baby naps, going for a walk, going potty/changing diaper/crying, taking a bath, going to bed.
My New Baby is a good book for children ages 2 - 5 who have a new baby brother or sister.
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The book itself doesn't have a storyline. Each page contains a simple sentence or two, many with a question: "Why is the baby always sleeping?"
One nice perk to this book is that several pages show the mother breastfeeding. We found this to be a nice way to help normalize breastfeeding for our older child.
This is a board book. Our daughter asks for it a lot when we read for bedtime, and she is now able to point to pictures that resonate with her: "baby crying," "nursing", "eating snack," etc.) For more of a story, check out I'm A Big Sister or I'm A Big Brother, but this one is a great addition to your collection for your soon-to-be big sister or brother.