Black-and-white book (great from day 1)

Why do I need this? In the very early weeks, newborns are drawn to and learn best from black & white designs and bold images & patterns. This is because their color vision and ability to detect visual details is extremely poor during the first few weeks of life, since they had very limited visual stimulation in the womb.

How do I use it? Stand up a black-and-white book about a foot away from your baby during tummy time (or any time). An accordion book is easy to prop up anywhere.  

Why this particular book? Black & White by Tana Hoban, an award-winning photographer and book creator, is a classic for good reason: the high-contrast images are simple and well-balanced, making them perfect for newborns' developing eyesight, and the accordion style makes the book convenient for tummy time.

High-contrast color book (great from months 2-3+)

Why do I need this? In the first few months, babies start processing color. They have a strong preference at first for pure, bright versions of red, blue, green, and yellow. These may not be "aesthetically pleasing" to us parents, but they're processed better by young babies, meeting them where they are developmentally.

How do I use it? Introduce high-contrast color books as baby starts distinguishing among colors by ~6-8 weeks (though it's never too early!). This is a great way to captivate your baby's attention while improving their vision; bold images provide baby's cortical neurons with important inputs that help sharpen their visual acuity and perception in these early weeks and months. 

Why this particular book? Baby Sees Colors by Akio Kashiwara is a mesmerizing book for newborns because of its pure bright colors and simple bold patterns & shapes. The Japanese creator of this book worked for years to refine the imagery in the book, from the color combinations to the thickness of lines, until landing on the perfect iteration that hundreds of thousands of babies and their parents have loved.

Soft Tactile Book + Hard Tactile Book (great from months 3-4+)

Why do I need this? At 3-4 months, babies still crave high-contrast images. They also start reaching for and grabbing objects to explore with their hands and mouth. Tactile books with textures and noises such as crinkle pages and rattles are fascinating to babies beginning around this age, as their sense of touch and sound is heightening.

How do I use it? Show your baby how you explore the sounds or textures of the tactile books with your own hands. Put the book right in front of your baby giving them the opportunity to grab at it and mouth the pages. Soft books with tags/ribbons will be easier for your baby to grab at first, and both soft and hard tactile books with grow with your baby over the coming months as he or she is able to interact more with them independently.

Why this particular book? Sunny Day by Manhattan Toy, a soft tactile book, is a hit with babies because of its diversity of textures, bright colors, and simple imagery. Parents love it for keeping their babies' occupied on-the-go in the stroller or car seat. See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book by Roger Priddy stands out among hard-bound tactile books because its large size makes it easy for little hands to explore, it has diversity of raised textures across the different pages, and babies are drawn to its photos of other real babies.

Finger Puppet Book (great from month 4 +)

Why do I need this? Finger puppet books also become fun as your baby starts visually tracking movement at 2-3 months. Over time, they'll become even more interesting as your baby starts to recognize characters.

How do I use it? Use the finger puppet book to have fun with your baby while you wiggle the character and have it "talk" to your baby. Over time your baby may reach out to grab it!

Why this particular book? Finger Puppet Book by Chronicle Books are classics because they are sturdy, simple, and eye-catching for babies. Their rhythmic and simple storyline works well with small babies' short attention spans.

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Mom of Emma (6), Teddy (3) & baby #3 due soon

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Mom of Abigail (4) and Max (2)

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  • RB
    Rosemary B.
    Verified Buyer
    Postpartum Recovery
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    Postpartum Recovery
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 23, 2023
    The best postpartum bundle

    This box of essential recovery items is curated perfectly for a first time moms as well as myself, a recent fourth time mom. I gifted this box to a first time mom a few months ago at a baby shower. When she went into labor a few weeks early she was so happy to have this box at home with everything she needed for an effortless recovery with her little one. I ordered a second one for myself as I was expecting my fourth. It was AMAZING. There were old stand by items like Tucks, stool softeners and a peri bottle, but then there were surprise favorites like the Frida Mom boy shorts and Rael period underwear that made the first two weeks of recovery more enjoyable. With my past few babies I've sent my partner to the store or ordered last minute things on Amazon for recovery. This time, I just popped open my Mamieli box and had everything I needed. I also enjoyed the postpartum guide that empowered me to get out there for gentle walks a lot sooner. I'm feeling the best two weeks postpartum with baby #4 than I have felt with any of my other postpartum journeys. Item quality is excellent and order fulfillment was also very fast. Thank you Mamieli.

  • KC
    Kate C.
    Verified Buyer
    On-the-Go
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    On-the-Go
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 31, 2023
    On-the-go box came in handy on my family vacation

    I bought this On-the-Go travel box after seeing it on Tiktok because it spoke to me as someone who was a big traveler before my baby and who wanted to continue embracing that travel lifestyle afterwards too, despite all the naysayers who told me I wouldn't be able to do it! Well, we booked a trip to Europe this summer with our 10-month old and while it was definitely different from previous travels it was a great experience, and literally *everything* in this bundle was put to use: the bottle cleaner for cleaning my pump parts in hotel bathrooms, the wipes and baggie dispenser for diaper changes in restaurants and airplane, the snack cup (which I got a lot of questions from other parents about where I got it - it's morepeas brand which I hadn't heard of) for puffs for my baby now that he's having solids, and my favorite of all -- the dolphin toiletry kit!! I filled the dolphins with my son's shampoo, his baby laundry detergent (for cleaning clothes & hang drying in hotel bathrooms), and dish soap for cleaning bottles. The cute bag the dolphins come in was also useful for loading with other baby things, which kept them organized and separate from my toiletries (baby toothbrush, baby sunscreen, and thermometer, infant tylenol w/ syringe just in case). HIGHLY recommend this whole bundle for traveling parents and think it would make a really cute gift too.

  • EP
    Emily P.
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    Newborn
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    Newborn
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 30, 2023
    I love this bundle

    I am loving my newborn bundle! The products are all really useful and the aesthetic is really nice.

  • HW
    Harper W.
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    On-the-Go
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    On-the-Go
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 26, 2023
    Love the travel set, it gets a lot of use

    We've been using all these items when we travel, so it's definitely worth it

  • AC
    Amelia C.
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    Introducing Solids
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    Introducing Solids
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Aug 20, 2023
    Great bundle but already had some of the items

    Really nice bundle but I already had the ezpz tiny cup and training straw system and I can't return part of the bundle. Overall it would make a really great bundle for first-time moms who are trying to navigate what they need when introducing solids to their mini

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