Baby’s First Book

newborn baby book

I have managed to wreak a lot of mileage out of this little cloth book in the month I’ve had it. Possibly not the most intellectually challenging of reads, it simply features the high contrast faces of three different farm animals (cow, sheep, pig) using three colours (black, white, red) to stimulate and entertain new babies. Mine goes completely crazy with excitement every time I show her the Farm Book, especially when I start at the front cover with its little mirror…

newborn baby book

The pages are crinkly, there are interesting patterns next to the animal faces and there’s a little velcro strap so that you can attach the book to a bouncer or play gym or car seat or what have you. I tell you: hours of fun. I actually have to restrict access to the Farm Book otherwise things get far too manic – wide eyes, leg-kicking, arm-waving… A fiver very well spent.

Farm Book is on Amazon here.

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  1. October 29, 2015 / 11:04 am

    We have a similar one with toys. She would have read it start to finish probably twenty times if I had had the patience…

    • October 29, 2015 / 4:31 pm

      Haha! I need to get some other versions. I’m bored of the cow and pig. x

  2. Melody
    October 29, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Babies areweba joy!! We could learn a lot from them!! They know how to express pure joy without.even knowing how to talk. The wide eyes, kicking legs and waving arms!! Now as adults that may not be the way for us to demonstrate our joy!! Someone could think we lost our minds and.end up in a psyh ward, but as adults I think many of us have forgotten what this pure joy of seeng or doing something feels like. Babies and small children know and feel what true joy is!! You.are such an.amazing mom, Ruth!! I love reading all your posts and.seeing your videos!! You bring this 60 year old woman pure joy!!!

  3. Melody
    October 29, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    I the first sentence that babies are a pure joy!!

    • Melody
      October 29, 2015 / 1:16 pm

      OK third time is a charm I hope. I meant babies are such!!!

  4. Mare
    October 29, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    So cute I can’t take it!! “Manic” — absolutely can’t stop smiling when I picture the mania lol! Oh Ruth, you’re my hero. Your words emulate pure awe and joy; I’m so very happy for you and look forward to reading every post as baby A grows ! NOT TO FAST THOUGH! Oh how I wish we could slow the clock…the days really do fly by don’t they?

    Wishing you a beautiful day,

  5. Onya1213
    October 29, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    My god-daughter has something similar. She’s six now, and still finds this little gem worthy of her attention, energy and, most of all, her giggles. She will show it to anyone she can hold hostage and proudly intones the words as if she wrote it herself.

  6. Leslie
    October 29, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    What is it with babies and “crinkly books”! My daughter went crazy for a Hello Kitty one that my cousin gave her last Christmas. It got us through many restaurant dinners. Although it turned into a rather demented, ongoing game between my husband and me: who can come up with the most salacious Hello Kitty story to go along with the pictures?

  7. Helen
    October 29, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    We have that book and it’s a staple in the changing bag for days out – though making baaaaaa, moooo and oinkkk sounds in the middle of a cafe does get some funny looks!

    Helen x

    • October 29, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Ha!! I haven’t done sounds yet! x

  8. Kiki
    October 29, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    The next farm book you’ll “need” is “pop up peekaboo farm”. She’ll love it, promise! My baby practically vibrates with excitement every time I take it out!

  9. October 30, 2015 / 10:24 am

    Haha, that’s adorable! I love how excited babies get. I wish adults got so excited about anything….maybe chocolate?

    • Arianna
      November 11, 2015 / 8:51 am

      Cats, chocolate and ice-cream! 😀

  10. Pinar Kurtulmus
    October 30, 2015 / 10:49 am

    Oh Ruth! I can totally imagine her going crazy over that book. Imagination of it cracks me up! I wonder what it’s really like in real life hahaha xxx

  11. October 30, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    We have this book for our baby boy. I feel like such a plonker making all the noises to him, and trying to make a story out of them. I ended up talking about how mummy likes to eat bacon with the pigs – oops! x

  12. Sarah
    October 30, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    My nearly 6 month old has the yellow version with faces. My 4 year old had it when she was small so i’ve had my money’s worth.

  13. Lottie
    October 31, 2015 / 11:15 am

    My six week old has the faces version of this, and even at this age it really captures his attention. He’s particularly enamoured with the mirror on the front (vain little thing!). We have some mobiles that have black and white contrast images and stares at them for ages – the one over his changing mat is a life saver!

  14. Jo.C.
    November 1, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    My friend sent a crinkly book over from Australia about ducks, and both my daughters loved it and still have it now because they can’t bear to throw it out. We’ve had the book 8 years now and I know every…single…word by heart LOL

  15. November 2, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    We have these four books (, which came with a mobile – and they’re total baby crack! Little D is transfixed by the shapes, and the mobile (now attached to a an arm over the side car cot during the day only, as it was preventing sleep at night) is adored. I wasn’t convinced when a lovely friend gave it to us, but has proved to be amazing.

  16. November 3, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Haha.. that’s very great idea, Now i am thinking to advice for all of my trainee for same. Some where on angry birds theme

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