BookBairn has become such a helpful big sister! She is particularly happy to help out now that The Wee Page Turner has a bedtime and gets ...

Let's Care for Baby

Thursday, August 03, 2017 BookBairn Blog 8 Comments

BookBairn has become such a helpful big sister! She is particularly happy to help out now that The Wee Page Turner has a bedtime and gets his bath just before we all cuddle up for story time and bedtime. She just loves helping with his bath - though I'm not entirely convinced that he's as enamored with being drenched!


We recently received a copy of 'Let's Care for Baby' by Geraldine Krasinski and Amy Blay and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Not a story book, nor a non-fiction text I'd describe this one as a lifestyle or a real-life book. It simply (though, not simply, I'll explain...) shows children how to look after a baby. Over the four pages, children can see different things that babies need like nappy/diaper changes, making up a bottle, feeding them and getting them dressed or ready for bed. Expect, not so simple I said. This book has fifteen movable parts so that little ones can actually practise doing these things. The series is called 'play learn do' and it couldn't be a better description: children learn best when they interact and can have hands-on learning.

Hands-on this book is! You can put the baby's socks on, and cut it's nails, brush its hair and wash it's face, check it's temperature and change it's nappy, get it dressed, clean, fill and feed the baby it's bottle, find it's favourite toy, put it in it's sleep-bag and give it it's dummy. The baby is gender-neutral making it perfect for new siblings and siblings-to-be, especially where parents' haven't found out the gender. The illustrations are also scattered with a few keys words and phrases or instructions but it's more of a book to play with and discover than to read.

I love the colour palette of the book with predominantly complimentary colours of turquoise and orange. The baby is very sweet but not overly detaillled which places the focus on all the objects and things that you can do with the baby rather than what any particular object looks like. I should also mention that it is made of super-thick board making it very sturdy for all that play and rough use that toddlers are known for. We haven't had it very long so I can't say that it is indestructible but it's definitely been thought-out for rough handlers!

This is a perfect books for encouraging hands-on learning and helping children develop a sense of responsibility for younger siblings. BookBairn has had so much fun with this one. She loves that it has a handle and can easily take it from room to room. She loves playing with the baby and putting it's dummy in - something that she is now getting good at in real life too. But her favourite part is definitely giving the baby it's bottle.

If you check out our Instagram link below you will see some of the moving parts in action!



This is a great book for new big brothers or sisters! And we would highly recommend it. I wish we had had this before The Wee Page Turner was born. But we have it now, and she can practise her big sister skills and learn on the job! If you're expecting a new baby soon you might want to check out some of our other recommendations by clicking here.

Happy book-play learn do!
Mummy, BookBairn and The Wee Page Turner xxx


*DISCLAIMER* I was given our book for free for review purposes, however, all words and opinions are my own.


8 comments:

  1. Forget BookBairn, G'ma loved playing with too. Brilliant idea!

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  2. I am continually amazed at what can be in a children's book and what it can do. This is another great book in a long line of "action" books if I can call them that. Books with different textures, books with moving parts, books that make noises, books with handles, books that can fold out into race tracks for wind up cars. I could go on all day. There's even a giant book that can be turned into a submarine that kids can sit in. Oh well, I better get back to my reading book.

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    1. So baby great ones - you've listed so many variations! You must know a lot about children's books!

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  3. I love love love this. Wish mine had has this when they were younger, such a clever idea getting them interacting with books. #readwithme

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    1. It's a great book! So clever for helping little ones adjust to new babies!

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  4. I love this book, what a clever idea! #readwithme

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