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What are you reading to baby at bedtime?

Trying to start a good bedtime routine and would like to incorporate storytime.
My son is only 7 weeks old, so I doubt it matters what I'm reading to him at this point.

What are you reading to your babies at bedtime? A long story? Short story? More than one story?

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julietelise

Asked by julietelise at 9:40 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I usually read more than one but at 7 weeks I would keep them short...i like that baby einstein books.
    shortleo

    Answer by shortleo at 9:42 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • My DD is 13 months and we always read, I Love You Through and Through...
    kaylan010

    Answer by kaylan010 at 9:44 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • My son's current favorites are: Goodnight Moon, Caps For Sale, I'm Not Cute!, and Green Eggs and Ham. At 7 weeks your tone matters more than what you are reading, but if you are showing him the pictures pick things with simple easy pictures, stories with one simple picture per page are best at that age.

    PBS Kids has a great website with recommended reading by age.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:46 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Right now I'm reading Greek Myths for Children
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:46 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • At that age, it doesn't matter LOL As long as it has bright and simple pictures. Plus it's interaction for them and cuddling. Good for you whether it's long or short!!
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:48 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I used to read a book called Micheal Finnegan it was a rhyming book, you feel like a fool reading it, but it's a fun story
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 9:49 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • goodnight moon has been the winner eevry night for a while now
    emmalouwho

    Answer by emmalouwho at 9:52 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • At that age, read what you want to read aloud and read a short rhyming story. Also, one that incorporates activity always works well too. We always used "Counting Kisses by Karen Katz" when she was an infant which incorporates kissing a different part of baby with every page. Ten kisses on toes, nine kisses on feet, eight on knees, seven on belly, on and on. We still read it sometimes, but at almost two we're reading three-six stories per night of her choosing.
    Bellarose0212

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 10:03 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Goodnight Moon and Little Donkey Close Your Eyes-she is now 3 1/2 and still loves these books.
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 10:10 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Goodnight moon or ANYTHING by Eric Carl we LOVE all of his books!!!
    Truluv4ever

    Answer by Truluv4ever at 10:33 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

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