If you’re like me, during your pregnancy you picture cozy reading spaces where you will sit and rock and read to your baby- baby’s first library, if you will. With my first born, Ada, that was a beautiful reality. With Greyson we had books, but we were often reading Ada’s books, in Ada’s bed at Ada’s time of choosing. With baby #3, Wes, I knew I wanted to build him a sweet little library that could grow with him over the years. I also wanted a cozy area where we could sit and read, as well as simple, shelving that kept the books out of reach. If you have toddlers then you understand why this was key… These kids pull out every book and we have SO MANY.
Anyways, lets start with the shelving! Wes’ nursery is simple, minimalist, white walls, gray accents and natural wood décor. I knew I wanted simple, natural wooden shelves and I knew I wanted them on the area of wall behind the small nursery door. Our nursery is small, so simple style and small in size was important because I didn’t want the shelves to take up the whole room! I found these shelves on Amazon, they are Ikea (which we don’t have nearby) and I LOVE them! It was a major bonus that they were included in Prime, so they came in just two days!
After getting them hung I was so anxious to get books to add to my baby’s first library! I browsed local stores, but nothing really jumped out at me, or if something did, I couldn’t justify the $10 price tag- that’s crazy for ONE book, RIGHT?! There had to be an easier solution. I looked online but the amount of choices is so overwhelming! Then I found Bookroo!
My problems were all solved. Not only is it affordable, but it’s exciting to have a surprise each month! I love being surprised by the book choices and being presented with options I may never have found on my own! We tried the 3 month subscription of board books! These great quality board books are the perfect size for these sweet shelves and for building baby’s first library!
The colors and animals interest both Wes, who is now 5 months, and Grey who is two. Grey loves when the boxes arrive, each one is wrapped like a present and he loves to tear into the beautiful patterned paper to reveal the new books- 3 to be exact! He loves to line the books up for “his” baby to see. Then Grey will pick one out and point to all of the pictures and make sure Wes sees it all.
I don’t really know if there is anything better than siblings bonding over reading. Reading has always been a huge part of my life which is why it is so important for me to instill a love of reading in my own children from a young age. I am so thankful there are companies who treasure learning as much as I do. I’m so thankful we found Bookroo, we’ve been able to find so many new and fun books! What are some of your favorites?