Dr. Felicity will see you now.
We have bought her quite a few books to help her prepare, since she spends 80% of her day reading or looking at books now. We chose:
I'm a Big Sister I liked this one because it's a cross between a board book and a "real" book so it's pretty sturdy. The story is light and quick, but good for young toddlers.
Daniel Tiger: The Baby is Here This book was a no brainer because Felicity is obsessed with "Kitty" and "Baby Margaret" but I do like that it covers that mom and dad going away to have the baby within the context of her favorite characters. It also shows Margaret crying and Daniel trying to help. My only concern is Mom Tiger walking home from the hospital and introducing the day old baby to all the people in the Land of Make Believe, but I guess when you live there that's feasible ;).
The New Baby at Your House I got this one because it was the only book at Barnes and Nobles (where we looked first before buying some on Amazon) that showed breastfeeding, which was important to me for her to see in books, especially once we weaned and it wasn't as 'normal' of a concept for her. I find it more boring because it has real pictures, but books with pictures of real babies are consistently her favorite and this one is no exception! It's also very wordy and I figured we'd just have to read a page here or there, so imagine my surprise when she listened to the whole thing the first time through, and every time after! It was definitely a great purchase.
Waiting For Baby These next two books are very simple, but very cute. The wording is pretty minimal, but also allows you to talk about the pictures easily on your own and adapt it to your own family and situation. The artwork is simple but cute.
My New Baby This is another that shows breastfeeding and really opened up a conversation for us about how babies have nursies and/or bottles, and only drink milk. These two were so affordable and great additions to our baby prep collection!
Felicity is now really into pretending she is a "tiny baby" (what she calls her sibling and any other child under the age of 4 haha!), which is both cute and, if I'm honest, slightly annoying. She will come over to me and, in the most hilarious voice, almost like she's sick, say "tiiiiny baby", and then back herself up so she's laying across my lap. I then hold her like a baby and she requests blanket and (doll) bottle, which she "drinks" from. Sometimes she says "wahhh wahhh" and asks me to rock her. It's hilarious and cute the first 5 or so times a day it happens... maybe a little less cute after that ;). Felicity also likes to play with her tiny babies- 3 baby dolls she has, although recently downgraded to 2 due to one losing a leg permanently. She will rock and shush them, and feed them their bottle. Love that girl!