Your baby doesn't have to be old enough to understand a book's plot or storyline to develop a love of reading. Sharing a favorite story before bedtime is a routine that you can adopt from week one, as your lil one will love the soothing sound of Mom's or Dad's voice. We've rounded up 10 of our absolute favorite first board books for babies, all of which we think deserve a spot on your nursery's bookshelf.
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
An excellent introduction to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?  is a fun book for babies who are learning to make sounds and repeat their parents.
Pat the Bunny Board Book
A staple of nursery bookshelves for more than 60 years, Pat the Bunny  features touch-and-feel pages in the form of a spiral-bound board book.
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book
Toes, Ears, & Nose!  introduces baby to basic anatomy through its interactive peekaboo pages.
On the Night You Were Born
The story of On the Night You Were Born  acknowledges each child's specialness through beautiful prose and illustrations.
The Going to Bed Book
The Going to Bed Book  is a Sandra Boynton classic, full of her signature silliness and adorable illustrations.
Caldecott winner Olivia  is the sweet story of a precocious, individualistic pig that should be revisited once your baby's a preschooler.
Snuggle Puppy! A Little Love Song
Based upon Sandra Boynton's beloved album, "Philadelphia Chickens," Snuggle Puppy!  is a textual love song from parent to child.
Guess How Much I Love You
The heartwarming, simple story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, Guess How Much I Love You  is a sweet, reassuring choice for lil ones.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle 's baby-friendly prose and inventive illustrations make The Very Hungry Caterpillar  a great choice for the littlest of readers (or listeners).
And of course, no top-10 list of books for baby would be complete without Goodnight Moon , a beloved bedtime story since it was first published in 1947.