Books for Babies

Books for Babies at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh UPMC (NICU Babies Book Drive)

NEW books ONLY, please!

Nov. 20 – Dec 20, 2017
Beth El has an amazing opportunity to partner with the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. You can help these babies with a purchase through Amazon (or a donation to Beth El for us to purchase specific books) that infants can have read to them and then take home upon discharge. Research has shown the important bonding and developmental benefits of reading to babies while in the NICU. A number of these babies’ families will not have the resources to purchase such developmentally appropriate books.

A list of books that can be purchased from Amazon is available below. If you do not choose to go this route, you can make a donation for one or more board books to Beth El and we will do the ordering for you. We will also deliver the books directly to the NICU. Please drop off (if you order them yourself) in the box provided outside the main office. Go here to make a donation.

Please contact Joan Charlson, Chair, at email hidden; JavaScript is required with any questions you may have.


To purchase books directly, click on any of the links below:

Look Look!Baby Animals Black and White
Art Baby Spots and DotsLove is You and Me
Hug TimeOn the Night You Were Born

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