Nothing is more special that welcoming a new baby to the family. As exciting as it is, the addition of a new baby can cause a lot of changes, especially for a previously only child. It is important to prepare your child for a new sibling so they know what to expect and feel reassured. One great tool for helping siblings adjust to a new baby is sibling books because they can help your child imagine the situation changing and work through their feelings and concerns. That is why I am excited to announce that I have a new book coming out called, Welcome to the Family! A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother. This book is designed to help in preparing older siblings for a new baby in the family. It makes a great keepsake after they have personalized the book by filling out their answers.
Welcome to the Family: A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother
I have two children. When our second child was on the way, I knew it was important to prepare my daughter, Sierra, for the addition of a new baby. I wanted to make sure she felt secure and that this would not lead to the start of sibling rivalry. I wanted to her to know what to expect when her new brother arrived and to reassure her that she was loved. Furthermore, I wanted her to join in the excitement. After all, she was going to be a big sister to her new baby brother!
I wrote the new sibling book, Welcome to the Family! A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother, with two purposes in mind. First, for the practical reason of helping prepare young children to become big siblings. Second, for the fun reason of helping them be excited, happy, and proud of being a new big brother or big sister. It is so nice to all share in the joy of the arrival of the new baby together! Here is my affiliate link to the book on Amazon.
A Book For Welcoming A New Baby In The Family
This new baby book for siblings has three parts. The first part, Getting Ready Together, helps prepare older siblings for the new baby, reassures them, and focuses them on all they have to look forward to once the baby arrives. Children’s books are the best thing to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. For example they allow a little girl or little boy to imagine becoming a big sister or big brother. This helps prepare them mentally for their new role. It also gives them an opportunity to ask lots of questions about the new arrival and feel reassured that there is enough love for them everyone.
Part 2, You’re A Big Sibling, helps the new big sibling get ideas of how he or she can interact with the baby and get to know the baby better. Young readers will love the simple text prompts and the adorable book illustrations. It is the perfect book to help prepare them for the big change and help them understand the special baby needs and care they can help with.
Part 3, Siblings For Life, continues to build on forming strong bonds with the baby and being proud to be a big sibling. The best part for the older kids in their new important role of big sister or big brother is getting have another best friend. Little siblings are so fun to play with.
This is the perfect children’s book to introduce a new baby sibling on the way!
Personalized Book For Siblings
Welcome to the Family! A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother is one of the best sibling books because it is an interactive book. More than just a book or just a journal, it is an activity book filled with learning and fun all at the same time. It is aimed at older siblings in the age range of 2-10.
It has lots of different sections for kids to enjoy working through such as coloring, drawing, multiple choice questions, journal prompts, talk to adult about prompts, and games. As the older child fills out the new sibling book, it becomes personalized with their thoughts, feelings, and expression. This big brother or big sister book makes a wonderful keepsake to look back on in later years.
Gifts For Siblings Of New Baby
I know one fun idea that my mother-in-law shared with me when I was pregnant was to give Sierra a gift from the new baby. We tried the idea out and Sierra did love the gift from her new little brother. It is a great way to help older children feel loved by new babies instead of threatened.
This book would make a great gift for siblings of a new baby. Whether as a gift from the new baby, or the parents. Or even the grandparents! I got that last idea from Cyn Gagen of Creative Cynchronicity who so sweetly wrote to tell me she had ordered a copy to fill out with her grandson.
It also makes a great baby shower gift to help new parents share the news and excitement of a new baby in the family with their older child.
“I can’t think of a better book for a soon-to-be big brother or big sister. This journal is a wonderful way for a child to prepare for the complex experience of welcoming a younger sibling into the family. I only wish I’d been able to give my first daughter a copy of ‘Welcome to the Family’ before she became a big sister. ” -Susan, 5minutesformom.com
“What a cute way to introduce a new sibling that’s coming soon. I love that the journal encourages kids to write down their feelings and gives them a way to feel included in this new phase of life.” ―Melissa Garcia, ConsumerQueen.com
“Welcome to the Family! is the journal I wish I had for my first daughter when I was pregnant with my second. This lovely, colorful keepsake inspires creativity and issues gentle prompts to help kids connect to different emotions and the reality of the upcoming changing family dynamic as they anticipate–then experience–the arrival of a new sibling. As I read through the prompts I repeatedly found myself wishing I knew what my older daughter would have written about her sibling!” -Christine Koh, Minimalist Parenting (book) + Edit Your Life (podcast)
“Such a thoughtful gift for any soon-to-be big brother or sister, that’s sure to be treasured always. If only I had this when I was bringing home my babies.” -Kristen Chase, CEO/Publisher, CoolMomPicks.com
Where To Get Your Copy Of The Welcome To The Family Book
Available at your local bookstore, online bookstore retailers, or you can get a copy on Amazon through my affiliate link-> here!
If you think this is a great book, I would really appreciate your review! They go along way to towards the success of the book.
Sneak Peek Inside The Sibling Book
Here is a short little video in case you want a sneak peek inside!
Making Sure Siblings Are Welcome
I would like to congratulate you on welcoming a new baby! Nothing is a bigger blessing. I do hope the new big sibling enjoys their copy of Welcome to the Family! A Celebratory Journal for a New Big Sister or Brother. I hope it is a help in preparing your child for a new sibling and that it makes a fun keepsake as well.
In parting I would like to leave you with this cute little quote, “I believe in love at first sight…because I’m a mom.”
It is so exciting to have my book published. Thanks so much for your support! Congratulations again on your new bundle of joy!
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