By: Christa Protano
It’s no secret that a good snuggle session can set your soul at ease and provide a much-needed endorphin boost. Perhaps that’s why we can’t resist those new-baby cuddles. While I personally don’t miss a thing about diaper changing and feedings, I do find myself nostalgic for those early days, especially when I had time to read a sweet board book to my babies. Here are just a few parental love stories that will bring a smile to your face, and hopefully some adorable coos from your little one, too.
If you are looking for a different way to say “I love you,” this title has you covered from A to Z with 26 pages of sweet sentiments. This perfect first-alphabet book includes colorful illustrations, playful text and large graphic letters to help introduce your baby to the ABCs.
A Long Time That I've Loved You
From best-selling author Margaret Wise Brown, most known for the beloved Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, comes a tale of a cute little bear and his mom on a beautiful spring day. From the flowers blooming to birds chirping, Wise crafts the ultimate love letter from mother to her child in this colorful board book.
Warning: parents, especially those with a newborn, won’t be able to get past this book’s cover without getting emotional. Featuring sweet illustrations of all types of animals, Forever My Baby pairs heartwarming rhymes with all the feels on every page.
It could be said that the cuteness in this book will rival that of your own newborn … just kidding. But joking aside, there are some books that as a parent you will want to hold onto forever. I’ll Love You More is one of those books. There is even space on the inside front cover to write a personal valentine to your little love bug.
Uh-oh … your child’s favorite stuffed animal is missing! Thankfully, this heartwarming picture book will help soothe the stuffy scaries. We recommend reading it as a family so everyone will know just what to do if this happens again.
This timely tale is the perfect way to introduce your newborn to the stars of the season. Playful black cats, baby ghosts, and bedtime bats delight on each chunky, die-cut page. Be sure to check out other You’re My Little titles in time for the holidays.
This Jurassic-themed title is big on color, characters and, of course, love. Children will delight in meeting a new friendly dinosaur on each page, from T. rex to Triceratops.
This book is all about the snuggles, as you can probably tell by its cover. Each lift-the-flap page helps develop motor skills while celebrating the bond between parent and child. There is also no shortage of adorably illustrated baby bunnies, bear cubs, and foxes.
Mama bear and cub take center stage in this oh-so-sweet board book. Shaped die-cuts on each page add an element of texture and fun for babies to grab onto, while rhyming text is sure to pull at the heartstrings.
Morning, noon, or night, this book provides the opportunity to slow down and have a sweet moment with your child. While it may seem like you’ll never get a minute to yourself, those school days are just around the corner, so use this book to make the most of this special time.