Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Books to get Ready for Baby!

Here are some of the books we have been reading in preparation for the new baby. I was disappointed that many books only showed bottle feeding so I found a few that also had images of breastfeeding. E really loves We Have a Baby, Baby on the Way and I'm a Big Sister.
We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell
The books is wonderfully simple. The repetitive text makes it a great candidate for little ones. The cut paper artwork is equally as engaging. It was an instant favorite for E.

Mama's Milk by Michael Elshon Ross

This is an amazing book. It is filled with beautiful photos of breastfeeding mother's and interesting breastfeeding facts. I learned that Kangaroo milk is pink!

Baby on the Way by Dr. Sears
Although the target age for this book is preschool - Grade 2 it is one of E's favorites. She will sit and listen to the whole book. It is a really great resource for an expecting family.

I'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole

Eliza chooses this as one of her bed time stories almost every night. She loves the story and I believe this book has played the biggest role in her understanding what it means to be a big sister. My one beef is that the baby in the book is bottle fed.

Biscuit and the Baby
This is one of the first books I read to E about a baby. I think she was attracted to Biscuit at first but after reading this one a few times she was more open to other stories about babies.

Froggy's Baby Sister
Eliza is a huge Froggy fan so when I saw this at the library I took it out immediately. Froggy books are so much fun. I just hope Eliza doesn't think her baby brother or sister will be born with a tail and eat flies! FROOOOOOGY!

The best part about these book is that I didn't really spend $ to get them. Most of them I picked up on paperback swap (so I did pay for some shipping). The Biscuit book was given to us at the library during RIF week. We borrowed the Froggy book from the library.


Cathryn Falwell said...

So glad you like "We Have A Baby"

Thank you.


Beth said...

We used to use paperback swap but stopped and just started donating our books to the library. We have a ton of books to get rid of to make room for Baby Jules so now I think we're going to try to swap them for credits. Thank you for reminding me what a great service it is.