My baby is now 2 weeks old. I am eager to read to her because of all the associated reading benefits.
Birth to 6 months: Since an infant's vision is still developing, choose books with little or no text and big, high-contrast pictures. Also consider books with interactive stuff, such as puppets, mirrors, or peepholes, recommends Pamela High, MD, author of the Brown University reading study and a professor of pediatrics there. The more ways you both have to enjoy a book, the better. If you'd like, read to your baby from grown-up books or magazines too. Comprehending the words isn't really the point with babies this young. For infants, reading is about the tone of your voice and cuddling up to you.
However I find that my baby sleeps, cries and eats. Her eyes are not really opening all of the time, which means she can't see the colorful books; she doesn't seem to be able to hear my voice ( if she does, she isn't showing it), which makes it quite pointless to read to her.
So is there any benefit in reading to a 2 weeks old baby?
Note that this question is distinctively different from In what way does reading storybooks to babies help them (besides falling asleep), and at what age should it be started?. That question is more about the benefits of reading storybooks, this is more about whether reading the books to 2 weeks old newborn is beneficial at all.