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I guess this is the place for this. I'm looking for books (fiction or non-fiction) that talk about life with 2 as opposed to 1, personal experiences, how to prepare, etc. I'm pregnant with #2 and looking for ways to prepare myself, DH, and DS for baby #2.<br><br>
Thanks for any suggestions!
 

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One of my big pet peeves when looking for books about bringing home a new baby was how most of them present it as such a universally negative thing. It was really hard to find anything that celebrated a new baby, or was in any way positive.<br><br>
My daughter was three when we had our second baby (both home births), and she was involved in the process all along, and attended the birth.<br><br>
Daisy absolutely adored her little sister and I gave her enormous freedom and responsibility in helping to take care of her. We never treated a new baby as something negative.<br><br>
But it's hard to find books with a positive attitude. Here are some that I found fairly positive and friendly.<br><br>
Daisy and The Egg by Jane Simmons is quite nice and very simple.<br><br>
What Baby Wants by Phyllis Root is also lovely, and the older sibling takes care of the younger one.<br><br>
Mr. Bear's New Baby is about co-sleeping and family harmony, and it's very nice as well.<br><br>
There' a House Inside my Mummy by Giles Andreae is very positive and uplifting, too.<br><br>
Happy book hunting! And congratulations on your new baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .
 

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When I was expecting, we read <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Baby on the Way</span> by Dr. Sears just about every night. It is still one of our favorites.<br><br>
For awhile after dd was born, ds moved on to other bedtime books. I missed Baby on the Way. After a few weeks, ds put it back in the rotation. I do think it helped ds welcome his baby sister in a loving way.
 

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Mr. Rogers has a good one. It shows bfing and cloth diapers, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I can not Recommend Siblings Without Rivalry enough. It's such a grea book that really helps parents understand the dynamics of siblinghood and the role parents can play in making the sibling relationship a smooth one. Read it twice when pregnant with my second and have read it 2 more times since he's been born.
 
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