7 ways this book will prepare kids to become a big brother or sister

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There’s a new baby on the way – hurrah! As your family grows, this adorable story will help your older child transform from the baby of the family to the best big brother or sister in the universe.

Welcoming a new sibling to the family is incredibly exciting, but it can also be a tricky time for toddlers. Our personalised book, A New Sibling For You, explains your new arrival to a little one in sweet, simple child-friendly language – so they’re ready to meet their new sibling with a great big hug and kiss!

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1. It suits families of all shapes and sizes
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The loving story and clever personalised touches make this big brother or sister book suitable for every type of family. Just add your child’s name and character, then add your new baby’s name – or create a story about your child and ‘baby’, if you haven’t chosen a name yet! Thanks to the power of personalisation, both children appear happily together on the cover and in tender moments throughout the book.

2. The message of love will last forever

Putting your little one and their new brother or sister in a book is a wonderfully unique way to celebrate their special sibling bond. The adorable illustrations and thick, high-quality paper make this personalised book a one-of-a-kind keepsake – that siblings will treasure for life.

3. Seeing themselves in the story is extra-special
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Each page of the story is filled with cuddly, comforting creatures who are also welcoming new babies – proving to your little one that these changes are nothing to worry about. When your child sees themselves caring for their new brother or sister (just like Daddy Rabbit and Mummy Cat!) their new baby worries will melt away.

4. Send a special message straight to their heart
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For an extra loving touch, you can add your own personal dedication to your child’s book. Let your little one know in your own words how much they’ll always be loved – and remind them how special and important they’ll be in their new role as a big brother or sister.

5. It’s the perfect present for every occasion
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There are so many magical, memorable moments as your family grows. From a pregnancy announcement to a gender reveal, to a birth or adoption day, gifting a comforting message of love reassures your little one that you’ll be there long after the new baby celebrations are over.

6. There’s a story for every step
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A Sibling For You is part of our First Steps collection – a series of books created to guide little ones through big changes. Each personalised story is designed to help toddlers (and their grown-ups!) to feel comforted and calm at nursery, at bedtime – and every time in between.

7. Big brothers and sisters are the stars of the story
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Your little one is sure to feel special about their new sibling role when they see how much they feature in this story! Their name and character appear on the front cover, and all the way through the book in delightful detail. It’s a sweetly reassuring reminder that they’re always in your thoughts, and they hold a very special place in the family.

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