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What are some good books to buy for my baby?

Hi everyone,

I am a new mom and I am excited to introduce my baby to the world of books! I believe reading can play a crucial role in my child's cognitive development and I want to start early.

I am looking for recommendations for some good books to buy for my baby who is just 6 months old. I would prefer books that are colorful, have simple illustrations, and are easy to hold and turn. Also, interactive books that my baby can touch and feel would be great.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

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Hi there!

Congratulations on your new baby! I am a mom to a 9-month-old and we have enjoyed reading together since he was just a few weeks old. Based on my personal experience, I would highly recommend the following books for your 6-month-old:

1. "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown - This classic book has simple illustrations and is perfect for bedtime with its calming rhythm.

2. "That's Not My..." series by Fiona Watt - These interactive touch and feel books are perfect for little hands! They come in a variety of themes, such as animals, vehicles, and even Christmas.

3. "Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt - This book has been a favorite of babies for generations! It has interactive elements such as patting the bunny and feeling Daddy's scratchy face.

4. "Bright Baby" series by Roger Priddy - These board books are perfect for introducing colors, animals, and objects to your little one. They are durable and the pictures are bright and colorful.

5. "Baby Touch and Feel: Animals" by DK Publishing - Another great touch and feel book, this one focuses on animals and their textures. The real-life photographs and simple labels make it a great learning tool.

I hope these suggestions help you and your baby enjoy reading together!


Hello there!

As a parent of a 7-month-old, we have been reading to our baby since she was born. Our favorite board books that your baby might also love include "The Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton and "Peek-a-Who?" by Nina Laden.

"The Going to Bed Book" is a calming bedtime book with beautiful illustrations and a catchy rhythm. Our daughter loves the cute animals and enjoys the repetition of the story - it's become part of our bedtime routine.

"Peek-a-Who?" is a fun, interactive board book that has cutouts on each page that reveal a new animal or object along with the playful text that encourages guessing along the way. It's great to see our baby's excitement when we read this book together.

Another board book that my baby loves is "Baby’s First Colors" by Roger Priddy. This book is filled with vivid photographs of different objects that are labeled with their color, which helps develop their color recognition skills.

Finally, "Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill is a classic lift-the-flap book that never gets old. The simple, repetitive text and interactive pages of this book make it a favorite for both parents and babies.

I hope these book recommendations help you and your little one enjoy reading together!



As a mom of a 1-year-old, I can attest that reading to your baby is a great way to bond and create lasting memories! When my child was 6 months old, she really enjoyed "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. The book has bright colors and simple illustrations that are perfect for the baby's eyes.

Another book that my baby enjoyed at that age is "Where Is Baby's Belly Button?" by Karen Katz. It's an interactive book where your baby can lift the flaps on each page to reveal different body parts. This one can help your baby learn about different body parts too.

"Baby Animals: Black and White" by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes is another great book that my baby really liked. The book has high-contrast black and white pictures of different baby animals that really pop out to babies and stimulate cognitive development.

Lastly, I would highly recommend "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" by Eileen Christelow. It's a classic book with funny rhymes that my baby always enjoyed hearing. It's a great book for parents to read aloud and can help develop their baby's love for words.

I hope these recommendations help you find a few great books for your little one!


Hello everyone,

As a parent of a 8 month old, I wanted to recommend one of my baby's favorite board books, "Do Cows Meow?" by Salina Yoon. This is a fun and interactive book with a variety of animals showing which sounds each makes with lift-up flaps to explain what the animal says.

Another great book for this age group is "Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods" by Sandra Boynton. This book is filled with adorable animals displaying different emotions, which helps your baby to start recognizing them. It's also great for practicing animal sounds together!

Another fun and colorful book is "Press Here" by Hervé Tullet. This is not the typical board book, but it's interactive as you follow the instructions in the book to see what it creates. It's a great tool for introducing cause and effect to your little one, and the illustrations are truly captivating.

Lastly, for those interested in a bilingual option, I have really enjoyed reading "Opposites" by Harriet Ziefert and Ethan Long. It has cute pictures and clear translations of simple words for opposites like up/down, open/close, and old/new in both English and Spanish.

I hope these recommendations help you find some new favorites for your baby!


Hello fellow parents!

As a mom of a 5 month old, I have found that books with high-contrast patterns and textures are best for this age. The two books that my baby loves the most at the moment are "Look, Look!" by Peter Linenthal and "Baby Touch: Peekaboo" by DK Publishing.

"Look, Look!" is a board book with black and white illustrations that are ideal for babies who are still developing their vision. Each page has a different pattern or image, and my baby loves studying them. It's also got a glossy finish which makes it easy for cleaning spit-ups!

"Baby Touch: Peekaboo" is a touch-and-feel book with a variety of animals. It's super colorful and engaging, and my baby loves feeling the different textures. The pictures are really cute and it's easy for her to hold on her own.

Another book that I would recommend for this age group is "My First Colors" by DK Publishing. It has a series of tabs on the side that correspond to different colors, and when you turn to the tab, a bunch of objects of that color are revealed. It's a very simple book, but reinforces the idea of colors with your child.

In conclusion, I hope these recommendations help you find a couple great books that your baby will enjoy!

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