On My Way: A Love Letter From Your New Baby Book Review
This is a book review of On My Way: A Love Letter From Your New Baby by Stefanie Potts.
Written to help parents introduce a new baby to its older siblings, this delightful book by Honeydrop Kids Club author and Momblogger, Stefanie Potts, is written as a letter from the new baby to the older brother or sister.
Welcoming a new baby into your family is an amazing experience, but it can also be challenging for older siblings. The dynamics of the family shift, and things can feel very different, even before the baby arrives. If mom is pregnant, there can be physical and emotional stressors, and if the baby is arriving by adoption, there are even more complicated emotions to navigate. Stefanie Potts’ lovely book, On My Way: A Love Letter From Your New Baby, is the perfect gift for older siblings waiting to welcome a new baby into the house.
The mother of four children herself, Stefanie knows that older siblings play an important role in a new baby’s world. If a big brother or sister can feel included and helpful when the baby arrives, it can ease the transition. This sweet story helps little ones know what they can expect, and helps them understand how much their new little brother or sister will love and look up to them. It’s a special bond that begins even before the new family member makes an appearance.
The simple lines set expectations: “When I arrive, I will need some help. I won’t be able to do much on my own,” and give practical ideas: “Mom and Dad may need help by having you grab a diaper for me and some wipes.” The pictures of the new baby are truly adorable, too! The book is even personalizable; the first page says, “Dear Big __________,” and is meant to be completed with the appropriate sibling terms.
This book would make a precious gift for a big sibling in your house, or in the family of someone you love. Even though it’s written for very young children, it could still be a keepsake for the older kids to share as well. I love the idea of celebrating the transition from “little” sibling to “big” sibling with memorabilia like this!
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About the Author, Stefanie Potts
“Hello, my name is Stefanie Potts. My husband Luke and I have been married for 10 years. We live in Aurora, IL with our four children, Isaac, Daniel, George and Emily.
I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Quincy University. I currently stay home, but I have a passion for connecting with other parents and families to nurture the whole child as we raise our children. Check out my parenting groups on Facebook and Instagram: PurposelyParenting365.”
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Stefanie Potts in exchange for an honest review.