The 3 Books You Should Never Give to Your Friend Who is Expecting

Let me preface this by saying that these are classics. They are the books upon which children’s literature was built, at least in the United States. But you should never, ever buy one for your pregnant friend.




Why should you NOT buy these books for your friend who is expecting? Because they will receive them from everyone else. Literally, without fail, almost everyone else will buy them one of these three books. I think I received 4 copies of Brown Bear, 4 of Goodnight Moon and 3 of Pat the Bunny.

So look, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have these books in your library – they’re great for a reason. But when your friend’s shower invitation says to bring a book to stock the library for the baby, why not pass on these three and pick something else? You might just find a new classic as well.


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