Top five baby books 2017

Reading to your baby is always lovely, however young they are. It gives you an opportunity to get some cuddles as they sit still (in theory) and boost their brain development with the repetition of sounds and rhythms.

They also help with coordination, and before you know it you will have a helping hand turning the pages, lifting flaps or stroking touchy-feely bits. It’s such a good time to instill a sense of enjoyment around reading that will last a lifetime.

There are obviously heaps of great books out there, but these five (some of which are series’) are classics that you’ll return to time and again. Plus they’re great to chew.