Five For A First: Bath Books

Continuing my series of recommendations

For gifts for a first birthday

Gift ideas that work for older babies

And young toddlers

Today I want to tell you about some bath books

We LOVE books in our house

And have them quite literally everywhere

We punctuate our days with books

Enhance our learning and connect our play

All with books

books at play

We read at meal times

We read at bedtime

We read in the bath

The best thing about bath books though

Is that they are tough

They are almost indestructible

So perfect for use in the garden

Perfect to take out and about

Perfect for play

highchair book

These are five of our favourite

Books for the bath

DK Baby Animals Bath Book

Make baby bath time fun with this squeaky animal baby bath book. It’s safe for baby and perfect for bath time fun or high chair play. With bright pictures of baby animals, squashy, waterproof pages, and a built-in squeaker,

Your baby will discover a piglet, duckling, elephant, and baby penguin who squeaks, each with a word book label making this baby-learning bath book clear and simple. With its BPA free, non-toxic and wipe-clean, squishy pages, Squeaky Baby Bath Book Baby Animals is great for teething too!

dk baby animals

Wee Gallery Colour Me Bath Books

wee gallery 2

This is a beautiful bath book

The contemporary illustrations are striking

The colour when it comes is bright

Not like the magic paint books where all the colours are muted



The colour in these Wee Gallery books is bright and bold

Rushing into the pictures as the pages get wet

And disappearing again as the pages dry

wee gallery 1

We have been testing the Ocean book

And it has captivated all of my children

Aged 1 – 8


They have loved looking at the pictures

Making patterns with soggy fingers

And seeing the colour flood the ocean creatures

A great present for bath time and all times

A Day In The Life of Robin The Penguin

robin the penguin

I love the look of this book

And the accompanying penguin toy

There are other bath books in this French series

That all look equally fun

lily loves to tickle

john lewis bath book

But for me

I love a penguin!

I can see these sets finding their way

In to my children’s Christmas stockings this year

Nuby Bathtime Book

nuby bath book

Nuby’s Bathtime book will keep your child happy in the bath

Pages are soft, durable and easy to clean

There is even a surprise “squeak”!


Jo Jo Maman Bebe The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bath Book and Gift Set

This beautiful gift box makes a perfect first birthday present

Or first Christmas for that matter

It is perfect for bath play

And other water play

The animal squirters are great fun

And will help with early animal recognition and counting too

jojo caterpillar bath

The Very Hungry Caterpillar bath time book has five pages

Each with an image and corresponding number on it

Perfect for early learning through play

Do you have books in your bath?

If not, perhaps you could try one of these

Do let me know if you do

I would love to hear how you make

Bath time become book time

And how you include bath books in your play

This is a collaborative post

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