Best Books for Babies and Newborns 0 – 12 mths

We believe that the best books for babies are those that nurture visual development and help to develop a love of books from an early age. Books with simple, high-contrast images are proven to have the most appeal to newborn babies because they are easiest for baby to see while their eyesight is still developing.

Our baby books provide your little one with the best possible start to life, and are the perfect introduction to a lifetime of reading!

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Faces for Baby Cloth Book by Katey Love $19.95

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Elephant Activity Soft Book by Skiphop $23.95

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Treetop Baby Activity Book by Skiphop $18.95

Above you will find high-contrast baby books from the Mesmerised range by Katey Love, as well as books by other publishers that we recommend for babies. Some will have a lot of black and white content, and will therefore be most useful for newborns up to 6 months, while others such as Alphabet Zoo feature high-contrast patterns but also introduce colour and texture, and will appeal particularly to babies 3-4 months old and beyond.

Of course, all babies, no matter how young or old, will enjoy being read to and exploring the pages of these books, so the recommended ages are guidelines only. A mixture of black-and-white, cloth and activity books would be the perfect starter library for your baby, and would get an enormous amount of use over a wide period of time.