Review & Giveaway: What Does Baby Want? A Book On Breastfeeding For Kids

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.

What Does Baby Want? Board Book by 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.

Inner pages of What Does Baby Want Board Book by Tupera Tupera

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.

Baby on the breast - What Does Baby Want? Board Book By Tupera Tupera

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.

Back cover of What Does Baby Want Board Book By Tupera Tupera

What Does Baby Want? is published by Phaidon as a shape board book RRP £8.95 22 pages.

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1 Comment

  1. Catherine
    30 May, 2018 / 8:43 am

    Cute book, but I also wouldn’t give it to a mother. Like you said – it’s not good to tell motheres they HAVE to breast feed. People told me and that was really hard for me because I just had to little milk for that. None of the well-meant advices worked, I had to use formula. The day I bought my first formula was so bad, I even cried when I went back to the car. But my baby finally got enough food to be fed up, and now she is 3 years old and nothing “worse” than other, breastfed, kids. Yes, you should breastfeed if you can, but it’s no drama to get formula if you need it. I just wanted to get some good organic formula, I ended up with hipp-organic-formula and really was satisfied with it 🙂
    all the best

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