When you are on the journey to adopt a baby, you may be concerned about how your older child will adjust to having a little brother or sister. In order to help them prepare for what’s to come, an easy place to start is by reading to them! Here are eight wonderful children’s books with attractive illustrations that will help prepare your child for becoming an older sibling:


  1. I’m a Big Brother & I’m a Big Sister By Joanna Cole
  2. My New Baby By Rachel Fuller
  3. The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  4. The New Baby by Mercer Mayer
  5. We Have a Baby By Cathryn Falwell
  6. Hello Baby! By Lizzy Rockwell
  7. What Baby Needs By William Sears, Martha Sears, & Christie Watts Kelly
  8. Babies Don’t Eat Pizza By Diana Danzig

Do you have any favorites we forgot on our list? Please let us know by leaving a comment!

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