Created: 28th November, 2023

How Big Is Our Baby?

Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Wren & Rook

A friendly and reassuring month-by-month guide to pregnancy for impending older siblings. Each double-page spread displays the month, a visual size comparison for the current size of Baby - from a grain of sand through to a watermelon - and information on how Baby is developing at that time. Speech bubbles offer encouragement of ways to think about or engage with Baby, inviting children's curiosity and empathy. There are also opportunities to extend empathy to the parents, for example reminding the child that Mum will need lots of rest after giving birth.

Above all, the book also validates the potentially conflicting new emotions that a big sibling may be feeling, reminding them that although things are changing, they are still loved.

Followed by Say Hello to Baby! (9781526361950), which covers the first 18 months of Baby's life.