This is a really cute and whimsical board book about breastfeeding. It has been created for the enjoyment and engagement of babies, toddlers and adults by Japan’s top design duo, Tupera Tupera.
It’s a short but sweet story that features a hungry baby and a breastfeeding mother. The baby won’t be soothed by a teddy, ball or even a shiny tambourine and eventually, mum realises that the only thing baby wants is milk.
The design of the book is amusing because when open it resembles two breast-shaped rounds and it provides a handy tool for parents to explain to young ones why their younger sibling might be rather noisy and unwilling to settle down.
The book is aimed at nursing babies and their older siblings, parents and parents to be and, the authors suggest, every child who has a doll to feed.
As World Breastfeeding Week approaches (1-7 August), this little book is a great conversation starter and, let’s be honest, the topic certainly has the potential to polarise opinion among nursing mothers and parents in general.
I have written before about my own breast-feeding challenges and whilst “What Does Baby Want” would make a lovely gift, I would hesitate to call it an ideal baby shower gift. Firstly because I’m not a great fan of the American baby shower tradition which seems to have come over here and secondly because I am always wary of making any mother feel that she has to breast feed.
If you would like to make your own mind up, I also have 2 copies to give away. Entry is via the rafflecopter and the usual terms and conditions apply which you can find on my competitions page. UK entrants only. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 30th July.
What Does Baby Want? is published by Phaidon as a shape board book RRP £8.95 22 pages.