A roundup of the best baby books was a highly requested post via Instagram. When I was pregnant, I absolutely loved being gifted baby books. They’re my favorite things to give to expecting moms and newborns, too. I always pictured us snuggling up on the glider with a stack of books and reading. I thought that, for the most part, reading books to a baby would be more for me than the baby, but I have to say that in the past few months, Jack has grown increasingly interested in books. It sounds crazy for a nine-month old, but I swear. There was this one day where he turned around and realized that the voice reading the book was MINE. He kept turning his head to look at my lips and then the book and back to my lips, with his eyes as wide as could be, it was like he was thinking, “What is this magic???”
We read books throughout the day as we have them stacked everywhere in the nursery. Sometimes we do curl up on the recliner (it’s the best feeling), but oftentimes we just have books strewn across the floor, reaching for one or two as he plays on the floor. I don’t mind if he chews them or just wants to try to eat the fluffy “touch and feel” pages… I hope it instills a great love for reading that lasts a lifetime!
Here are some of what we consider the best baby books. (By “we,” I really mean “we.” He definitely has favorites and I also have ones that I enjoy reading more than others, 😉.) We are really big on books with flaps, touch and feel books, and any book with animal sounds.
The absolute best baby book we read the most is Good Night, Little Blue Truck. It is so cute and I love the rhyming. I had read online somewhere to always read the same book before bed to establish a routine (kind of like singing the same lullaby I think) and this is the book we read every night! Even if we read multiple before bed, we end with this one. Not going to lie, I have the entire thing memorized at this point and actually narrate the book to Jack while driving if I’m trying to distract him…. Bumpity bump down the road… Honestly, the Little Blue Truck series has so many of the best board books for babies!!
Best Books for Babies