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Be Your Baby's Best Teacher

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Cute shower gift

Whether you’re expecting a baby, or have a second on the way, your first-born will surely get a giggle reading Barbara Park’s latest picture book, Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here. With clever rhyming verse, Park tells the story of a baby-in-utero who longs to spend time in the spacious world beyond the womb.

Instead, baby must busy himself swimming and kicking in his mommy’s tummy, content to listen to the tick-tock of Ma’s “happy heart clock.”              

Charming illustrations by Viviana Carofoli bring this sweet poem to life; one which evolved from the author seeing her own grandson’s sonogram picture. $7.99 | Random House

 

Get Creative in the Kitchen

Homemade baby food is both nutritious and easy to make. If you need convincing, pick up Smart Bites for Baby by Le Cordon Bleu chef Mika Shino. With an emphasis on introducing healthy foods to little ones, Shino crafts tasty recipes you can make for your baby and toddler. It helps to enjoy cooking, since Shino takes her job seriously. But you’ll learn how to creatively puree everything, from chicken and salmon to fruits and veggies. We especially like the feeding guides for introducing foods during baby’s first year. More for the adventurous eater, but a yummy collection that promises a healthy start in life.
$18 | Lifelong Books

 

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