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8 Books for New Big Sisters

The best big sister books for when you have or are expecting a new baby - Older siblings need reassurance and gifts when the new baby comes. Children need reassurance that life will go on and older kids won't be forgotten. Reading stories about families like theirs will help a lot.

When I wrote about Grace’s big sister gift, several readers emailed to ask why I hadn’t included any big sister books in the backpack. The simple answer is that I’ve gone well overboard in that area, and we have a handful of big sister books already. Here are the ones that we like: What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home by Heidi Murkoff This book is very detailed. It explains why the baby needs so much attention, why it needs to be fed, why it can’t do anything by itself, and on and on. Grace has never sit … Read more