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#1 of 5 Old 03-09-2008, 04:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Anyone have suggestions on books to buy a big brother (or sister) to be? Especially an AP/ breastfeeding friendly one?

DS is only lukewarm on the thought of having a sibling and although he weaned about 6 months ago, he does *not* want to share mommy's nursies. He tells me all the time they are his and not for baby Rosie.
So I'd really like to find some books that gently break him the news that babies need nursies.

I did pick up one of the Dr Sears kids books- A Baby on the Way or something like that. Very cute- but for an older child. DS isn't quite 3 yet so this is little more than he can sit through. I need something along the lines of a board book.


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We have a cute board book called "And After That..." It includes a picture of a nursing mom, and talks about how first baby will eat, and then toddler will have a snack with mommy, etc.

My ds1 was 19 months old when I got pg with ds2, and he still liked the Baby On the Way book. Ds2 doesn't sit through books as well, but I think it's still good to go through that book with him and show the pictures, and just kind of summarize what's happening instead of reading everything on the page.

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We have My New Baby board book.

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I found that the birth movies seemed to hit home a bit more with my guys. Not so much in the sense of nursing and sharing, but the idea of a baby coming into the world.
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I think I ordered 3 'new baby sibling books' off Amazon and two out of 3 are not BF or AP. I did get one called 'On Mother's Lap' that's not necessarily about a new baby but about sharing and that's a really nice one. My DS is 21 months old and seems to get it.
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