Book Ideas to bring as presents To a Baby Shower. These are adorable books that Babies Will Love To Read And New parents will treasure for years!
I love the trend of bringing books to a baby shower instead of a card. My guests did this at my baby shower and we received so many great books!
I also love reading the special messages everyone wrote to our daughter inside the books. It warms my heart to see how loved she was before she was even born.
Many studies have shown the benefits of reading aloud to babies and children. Reading to babies and toddlers helps with language skills and early literacy skills.
For more tips on helping your baby or toddler to start talking, check out this article on The Best Toys for Speech and Language Development.
If you are attending a baby shower soon or just want to gift a book to a new baby, here is a list of twenty-one perfect books to give as baby shower gifts.
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I love this book! This is one I would read to my daughter every night when she was a baby. The bright illustrations are great and it’s a sweet, rhyming book about how loved baby is.
Our hearts simply grew bigger in size, the first time we looked into your sweet eyes.from Welcome Little One by Sandra Magsamen
This a great book for new babies. Bold patterns and high contrast colors help stimulate an infant’s developing vision during the first few months. I used this book with my daughter during tummy time to encourage her to lift her head up to see the pictures.
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My sister in law got me this book for my baby shower. It’s a cute little story about all the ways you can kiss and show love to your little one.
I’m a big fan of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We were given Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar for my baby shower and I LOVE it. It’s sweet and simple to read. This was the first book my daughter memorized words from and was able to help me “read.”
This is a cute book about every parent’s desire to keep their children little but also the hopes and dreams you have for them as watch them grow and learn.
If I could keep you little, I’d pick for you a friend or two. But then I’d miss you finding friends you like who like you, too!from If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmon
My daughter went through a phase of wanting to read this book EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. It’s a cute story and gift for new moms about a bird who eventually figures out who his momma is.
This is one of those stories that made me cry the first time I read through it. It’s a sweet, rhyming story that’s easy to read with your little one.
My husband and I started reading books to our daughter every night as part of her bedtime routine since she was a few months old. I love finding new bedtime books. This book is a great choice for a “going to bed” book that we enjoy reading at night.
This is another book we love reading before bed. It’s a cute rhyming story that takes you through a usual bedtime routine.
This is the one book we received two of at my baby shower. I didn’t mind – we keep one upstairs and one downstairs. It’s a classic and one that my daughter enjoys reading over and over again. I can definitely recite it by memory now!
Since it’s pretty popular, a great alternative would be another “Goodnight _______” book that has to do with where the new baby lives or something the parents enjoy. My husband is a huge football fan, so being from New England, we were given You can find some here.
My two year old finds this book hilarious now. It’s another one that she picks out often for us to read together.
Reading together is a great opportunity to remind your baby how much mommy and daddy love them! My daughter frequently picks out both these books to read before bed.
I love Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Not only for reading to my daughter, but also for using with kids and families when I worked as an Early Intervention therapist. I think this book is a great way to help kids who are learning colors and animal names. The repetitive words are also great for speech and language development.
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I love the rhymes in this book which make it fun to read. The story is also an inspiring one for little kids to hear.
I love LOVE this story. On The Night You Were Born is about celebrating the uniqueness of each child. It gives me chills no matter how many times I read it!
I couldn’t just pick one book by Nancy Tillman. They are such sweet, loving stories to read to a new baby and to continue reading as they grow.
I wanted you more than you’ll ever know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go.from Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
19. Mother, Mother I want Another by Maria Polushkin Robbins
This is a silly story about a mouse who wants another kiss but his mother thinks he’s asking for another mother. The version we have of this book was actually mine when I was a little girl that my mom saved and gave back to me. It was one of my favorite stories and my daughter loves to read it now too.
I love being able to read books to my own daughter that I read as a child.
20. Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce
and for the dads…
This is a gem of a book to give to new dads! It’s a sweet, loving, rhyming story about moments between a father and his baby.
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Baby Shower Gift Book Ideas
There are your 21 perfect books to give as baby shower gifts. We love all these books in our house (I got most of them as baby shower gifts for my firstborn). Reading with children is so important and it’s never too early to start. A book is a great idea for a baby shower gift for new moms and dads.