With the surplus of books on pregnancy, parenting, and similar topics, how do you know which ones are best to recommend to your parents-to-be? In our Mommy Book Club feature, we’ll help you identify the true gems out there, starting with a few classics that would be helpful to anyone expecting a baby.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
This popular resource comes from the highly reputable Mayo Clinic and provides ample helpful information. The book features updates on the baby’s growth by week and the mom’s changes by month. It answers any questions women might have about their growing baby and offers guidance on the mother’s bodily transformation. Also included is a symptoms guide and advice on meal planning, exercising, and parenting.
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
by William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., Robert Sears, and James Sears
Often referred to as the “baby bible,” this book covers essential topics for new parents, from the baby’s health and development in the early years to sleeping and postpartum nutrition. The authors of this book are highly regarded authorities in their field, and their vast knowledge and experience are evident in the book, which offers invaluable information for expectant parents.
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
by Harvey Karp
In this book, praised by parents and pediatricians throughout the United States, author Harvey Karp reveals how parents can improve their baby’s sleep and manage their crying. It’s especially helpful for those parents with colicky babies. Based on a combination of research and experience, this book provides parents with the tools they need to easily calm their babies—and keep calm themselves.
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