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My dd will be 3 in December and we are having another one in Feb. Her comprehension level is pretty good but I noticed most of the sibling books are designed for older kids (4 and up). I wanted to get her the Dr. Sears ones but again, they seem advanced for a 2 year old.<br><br>
Any books I'm overlooking or haven't heard of? Thanks!<br><br>
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I like "Hello Baby!" by Lizzy Rockwell this is primarly about mom being pregnant and the baby being born.<br><br>
Also Joanna Cole has a set "I'm a big sister" and "I'm a big brother" that are pretty good.<br>
these talk about how the family will take care of the baby and stuff after it comes.
 

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Thanks! That Hello Baby one looks especially good, and can't beat the price of either one.<br><br>
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We have Hello bAby and we like it. We also have one by the Sears' about what happens after baby comes home (I don't know the name off hand). There's even an illustration of a daddy with a sling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Tracy is almost 17 months old...how much do ou think he'll understand....he puts his head on my belly and baby kicks him but I don't know how much he'll comprehend....
 

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My ds is fascinated with a magazine I received from my OB. It shows about 6 pregnant mamas just before they give birth and then on the next page it shows them with babies. I think my ds understands that a baby grows and then I go get the baby out. I ask him where the baby is and he will point to me and tell me that the baby is getting bigger. He as started having his own baby (stuffed toyy) that he loves to hold as he goes to sleep now. I am planning on making him a book about what will happen to him while I am away giving birth since I have never really left him with anyone. I am just putting together some digital photos of him doing daily activites with my in-laws. They will be visiting and have only been around him a short time.
 

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We also have the Dr Sears one (What Baby Needs) and I don't think it's too advanced. My dd asks us to read it to her repeatedly.<br><br>
Also, if you can get your hands on the current issue of All Round, it's really amazing. It's all about "being born." It talks about fetal development of humans and all kinds of animals, what newborns can do, twins, breastfeeding and even how plants grow and how stars start out. It's quite advanced, but *so* interesting. Your dd will probably enjoy just looking at the pictures and having you talk about them. If you cant find it at the hfs or bookstore, go to their website. Click on subscriptions and you can order just the current issue. <a href="http://www.allroundmagazine.com" target="_blank">www.allroundmagazine.com</a><br><br>
peace, Beth
 

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i bought a beautiful book called 'welcome with love' by jean omerond i think, oliver loved it and we read it all the time before oscar was born
 

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We had the "I'm a Big Sister" book by Joanna Cole- it was a gift- and dd liked that at 33 months.<br><br>
My dd was very verbal and understood a lot so I so showed her a video of babies being born- it was the "Children at Birth" video and depicted home birth, but you could use any video I guess. I depends on the child for that of course. My dd really wanted to know how the baby was going to come out and loved the video and watching the babies be born. She discussed the placenta and birth process with me- she had the whole thing down- it was like talking to a little adult.
 

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I bought Hello Baby! about 2 weeks ago and it's her favorite book! I let her pick three books every night and that one is always in her stack. Some of it is a little complicated so I ad-lib with the pictures. Like instead of explaining eggs and sperm I just show the baby growing "bigger and bigger and bigger and then turning upside down, and coming out." She is facinated by the umbilical cord, and the fact that baby will come home with a stump (she calls it a "yucky owie") and when it falls off you get a belly button.<br><br>
I also got one called Waiting for Baby that's pretty cute, but doesn't go into baby care as much. Thanks for the recommendation!<br><br>
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We have Waiting for Baby too. And ds#1 isn' that into that one, so we haven't bothered with it this time around. There's a nice little book by Aliki called Welcome, Little Baby. The only way I can discribe it is calming, simple, and gentle. Both of my boys like that one. If you see it in a book store, give it a glance. Both dss love Hello Baby and What Baby Needs.
 
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