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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite
A young boy feels anxious when his mommy and daddy announce that he is going to be a brother, but mommy must stay in bed to keep the baby healthy in the adorable children's picture book, Stuck In Bed (The Pregnancy Bed Rest Book For Kids...Moms) by Jennifer Degl and Angela Davids. When Daddy announces that we are having a baby, I am surprised and a little excited. But then Daddy explains that Mommy will have to stay in bed for a while to keep baby safe. I get scared. Who will take care of me? Who will make my breakfast? Pull my sled? Tie my shoes? Play games with me? Mommy says that she can still play with me, and even tie my shoes, just from bed. Daddy says that he will help with breakfast, and Grandma and Grandpa will help too. Mommy even suggests that I eat snacks with her in bed; I begin to feel excited. Maybe Mommy having to stay in bed will be fun!
Stuck In Bed (The Pregnancy Bed Rest Book For Kids...And Moms) by Jennifer Degl and Angela Davids is an uplifting and empowering book that eases the issues that arise from Mommy being placed on bed rest during pregnancy. This book has an interesting story, engaging graphics, and a fun and unique take on bed rest for mommies. I loved that the book not only addresses the fears and concerns that children feel when Mommy must stay in bed, but that it also creates a fun and adventurous environment that reduces Mommy's inevitable guilt of not being able to care for and play with kiddies the way she usually does. By making things fun and entertaining, kiddies will be less likely to feel resentment over Baby, and Mommy will feel less frustration. I recommend this book to families with children ages two and up. This book is a wonderful tribute to mothers that sacrifice their freedom to keep themselves and Baby safe.