‘A rainbow baby is the term used to describe a baby conceived after a loss. ‘There’s a rainbow baby in my Mummy’s tummy’ is a book written for children who are aware of and/or remember the death of a baby sibling through late miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. The book is written to help young children understand and talk about the range of emotions that they may feel when told that their Mummy is pregnant again after a loss. It is designed to validate children’s feelings and to help facilitate an open and honest dialogue between parents and child, at a developmentally appropriate level.
The book has been thoughtfully written by Dr Kara Davey, a Clinical Psychologist with her own experience of stillbirth. It was written with the aim of helping you acknowledge your child’s fears and providing reassurances, where possible. As a Clinical Psychologist, Kara knows that this type of conversation allows children to access positive emotions such as excitement, alongside potential worry too.