Your child helps the main character, Perry, discover what it means to become a big sibling. Together, they come up with ideas and activities to use in your own specific situation.
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- Ages 2 — 7
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The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family unit and all this change can be hard for older siblings to handle. But parents can do a lot to prepare kids for an addition to the family. Discussing the pregnancy in terms that make sense to kids, making some arrangements, and including kids in the care of the newborn can make things easier for everyone.
Prepare for the baby’s arrival together. Let them choose some baby clothes, a toy, or help decorate the nursery.
Talk about what to expect
Talk about what to expect and when things are happening to create reassuring predictability around each new experience.
Let them help
Give them a simple task like getting the nappies or singing a song while the baby gets changed.
Say thank you
Praise your child for being kind, helpful, patient, and playing well with the baby.
You said it yourselves
“The story is relatable, the illustrations are stunning and the support and guidance they offer kids and parents is invaluable.”
Mum of one
“We got the Baby on the Way book for our son to prepare him for the birth of his baby sister. He loved it straight away! He absolutely understood what was going on in the book and how it related to him. He was so well prepared and comfortable for the arrival of his sister.”
Mum of two
“Our son has been reading Baby on the Way almost every day. It’s been awesome for him to read about another kid going through the same experience. I’ll definitely recommend it to other growing families.”
Mum of two
"Eva loved the book right away. It quickly became her favourite. She'd request, "Baby on the way" every night. As I became more visibly pregnant she connected the dots and got more curious. She was very interested in Perry's feelings, especially when he was cross! "
Mum of two
“Not only do these books give insight around how to talk with your children but they also provide practical ideas around how to support your child's emotions and ways to manage them.”
Registered Play Specialist, Director of Creative Coping and mum of three
“I used the story with my daughter and she really enjoyed it. It led to a very interesting conversation about the word “patience” and how that might apply to us!"
Mum of three