April 29, 2013


The Magic of a Baby Growing Inside the Belly Not Only Captures Moms-to-Be but Curious Children Everywhere



Through My Mommy’s Bellybutton is a delightful story written from the point of view of the baby inside the belly eager to join his family in the outside world.

We know expectant mothers want to share the excitement of the new baby with their family, but toddlers, preschoolers, or even early elementary age children aren’t always as excited about this blessed event. Help your children bond with the new baby and help them share in your anticipation and excitement by reading Through My Mommy’s Bellybutton with them!

This story can:

  • Create opportunities for your children to imagine;
  • Help young children understand where they were before they were born;
  • Allow you to set the stage for the exciting arrival of a new child in the family;
  • Help young children anticipate the arrival of a new brother or sister;
  • Give you the opportunity to read with your children; and
  • Encourage Family Bonding.

Children love it:

“Did I ride in a bumper car when I was in your belly?” asks Sarah C, age 5, of Franklin, MA. “Was there really a toy box in there or is that just pretend?”

“Helen’s book captivated the minds of both my boys, ages 2 and 4, with her fun take on what it is like to grow inside a belly. They asked me to read the book over and over again. When we were done reading, they had fun imagining what kind of adventures they had in my belly,” explains Erica of Plainville, MA.

Please join Helen Chin Lui and her staff as they celebrate the release of Through My Mommy’s Bellybutton. On May 4, there will be a Launch Party and Book Signing at the Healing Place, 50 North Street, Second Floor in Medfield, MA with light refreshments and books available for sale. There will also be children’s activities including a book reading, a fun discussion about what they think happened while they were inside their mommy’s belly, and an opportunity to draw a picture about the experience. Come help Ms. Chin Lui celebrate and pick up a copy of the book just in time for Mother’s Day!

A percentage of the profits for each book will be donated to the children’s charity, Grow Clinic! Ms. Lui says, “the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center helps children and their families work on the issues surrounding low birth weight and continued lower growth, partially through education.”


Book summary:

Through My Mommy’s Bellybutton is a delightful story written from the unique point of view of the baby in the belly. What do babies do in the womb?

Little Brian uses a bumper car and bumps up and down and all around the womb! He wants to play, so he finds his toy box. As he goes through the toys, he finds a wonderful red telescope. He knows just what to do! He takes it to his mommy’s bellybutton, so he can look out at the world he will soon be in.


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