Welcome to Baby Steckel's registry!


Due Date: Jun 4, 2020

Shower: September 5, 2020

Location: Tampa, FL

Team Baby

We're coming together to help build baby's first library!  Book recommendations are below, but feel free to go off-list if you want.  Used books welcome! 


Bookshelf Builder's recommendations are based on trends, newborn developmental needs, and the parents' own interests. 

Avoid Duplicates

Please fill out this form with the books that you bringing to mark them as "claimed".

At the Shower

Bring your books to the shower.  Please write something in the book so it can be treasured for years to come. 

Please remember ...

to fill out this form to avoid duplicates 

Lovey Dovey

Heart warming books provide opportunities for parents' genuine emotions to surface, increasing parent-child bonding.

Newborn Development

High contrast images provide visual stimulation for still developing newborn eyes and textured surfaces encourage tactile exploration.

Best of Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a favorite for many, and the series provides consistency, familiarity and a source of giggles for the child.

Colors and Patterns

A deeper exploration into colors, shapes and patters.  Ideal for the artistic family.

Celebrity Authors

A fun treat for parents (its not all about the baby :-)

Baby Faces

Babies love looking at other babies, which also helps foster early socialization.

Monkey Business

Forming relationships and appreciation for animals fosters a child's ability to love, share, care and have empathy.

Sleepy Time

Modeling sleep situations with other characters helps build awareness about sleep without a direct power struggle.   

Strong Female Leads

Seeing female characters that are capable, dream big, succeed and fail helps both boys and girls build resistance to gender-based biases.  

Vocabulary & Poetry

Reinforces picture-word association to foster language.


Treasured books guests have selected on their own that they'd like the new baby to enjoy!  Fill out this form to let us know.