I love the idea of books-only baby showers. I’ve seen them done when it’s not the first time the parents are expecting or when the parents are overwhelmed with hand-me-downs from friends/family so they don’t need as much baby gear.
The hard thing about being invited to books-only baby showers is that you don’t know if you’re buying the same books everyone else is buying so I always feel like I have to go for the really unusual books. There are a ton of great books out there, but that might mean that the new baby doesn’t get a few great classics that no kid should miss.
For this reason, I would find a book registry SO helpful when shopping for baby. Even if you aren’t doing a books-only shower, here are a couple of titles you might want to add to your list:
Books for the expectant parents:
What to Expect the First Year /// The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year /// Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too! /// Lucy Darling Little Animal Lover Memory Book /// C.R. Gibson Memory Book, Linen Tree /// My Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal for Baby’s First Year
Must-Have Board Books for Baby:
Interactive Board Books:
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Softly Book (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection) /// Where’s Spot? /// Flaptastic: Colors /// The Very Hungry Caterpillar /// Whizzy Wheels: London Bus /// No Biting! (Lift-The-Flap Book) /// Bottoms Up! (Yonezu Board Book)
Gorgeous Picture Books:
The Books Everyone Knows By Heart:
Books to Read at Bedtime:
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings /// The Wind in the Willows /// The Story of Ferdinand /// Charlotte’s Web /// The Real Mother Goose /// The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition
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