‘A Playmate Before the Due Date’ is a loving, huggable bear accompanied by a beautifully illustrated storybook displayed in a vintage suitcase. Its arrival coincides with a family’s preparation for a new baby. The story explains the changes that are occurring in the home and with the family. The bear provides a comforting presence to help a child transition into the important role as a big brother or sister. The bear quickly becomes a playmate that will help ease any lingering anxiety that may be felt around the uncertainty of the new arrival. The book provides parents with the tools to creatively engage and excite the entire family during this special time. ‘A Playmate Before the Due Date’ begins the important job of nurturing sibling relationships that will last a lifetime.