10 Best Books About Babies Update 05/2022

There’s something about writing about parenting that makes us want to vomit, or at least take a nap.

Even though new parents usually need help, parenting books aren’t always very good at what they say. Some people try too hard to be funny, while others don’t know how to be funny at all. :::::::::::: Like most books, they are just bad. But the truth is that there are a lot of great parenting books out there. You just need to know where to look for them. If you’re a parent, you can waste a lot of time reading books that aren’t very good before you find the few good ones. The following are ten books about taking care of babies (toddlers deserve their own shelf) that real mothers say are good.

The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent by Michel Cohen, M.D.

“Care and Feeding of Babies and Oh, Shit, What Now?

Page after page in our copy of the book about head injuries, fevers, and poop has been dog-eared. What to Expect and the Dr. Sears books are very different in tone: Unless you’re really scared, you should call the pediatrician. As a mother of toddler twins, Maureen has a lot of things on her mind.

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden

In spite of not being a father, I found this book to be a real treat because it’s so easy to read, unlike most parenting books. In less than an hour, you’ll be done. A lot of its advice is very useful in a real-life sense. And it was the only book I read that gave me advice on how to play with and interact with my baby at every stage, which is something you think will come naturally, but for me it didn’t. It also shows what you think your newborn will look like and what he or she will look like. Amy is the mother of a 3.5-year-old boy.

Making Babies: Stumbling Into Motherhoodby Anne Enright

In Making Babies, a book about pregnancy and motherhood, the author takes a wry, personal, and honest look at both. A how-to manual isn’t what this is like. It’s more like a conversation over coffee with your friend who talks the most. —Alexis, a mom who has a 2-month-old child. This is what she said.

Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith F. Small

“My friend, who didn’t have kids at the time, gave this to me while I was pregnant. It’s the parenting book I’ve thought about the most ever since.” It’s good to remember that Americans are crazy, and that even though everyone else is doing something, everyone else in the world is probably doing something completely different. Her name is Sara. She is the mother of three.

Let’s Panic About Babies!: How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant Who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain, and Finally Turn You Into a Worthwhile Human Being by Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy

If you’re stressed out about having a child, this book will make you laugh. In this book, the main message is to “get over yourself.” It’s Darla, the mother of a 6-month-old child.

Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, by Benjamin Spock, M.D., and Robert Needlman, M.D.

People don’t seem to be talking about this book anymore, but it’s still a classic for a good reason: Because it makes you feel so good. There’s a good chance you know what you’re doing, so don’t freak out too much about it. It’s not very good at giving specifics, but the general tone is good if you’re just trying to figure out what your baby will become over the next few months. A 2.5-year-old child’s mom: —Izzy

Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year by Ari Brown and Denise Fields

Two things made me love Baby 411: First, unlike a lot of other books that pushed a certain parenting style, this one was not biased. It also used scientific research to back up its ideas. As a second thing, this book is much more like a how-to manual than a tour of developmental stages (like when your baby will roll over). Many other books felt more like a tour of developmental stages (like when your baby will crawl). As a first-time parent who doesn’t know how to do anything, the latter is interesting but not very useful. She is the mother of a 5-year-old and 2-year-old.

Great With Child: Letters to a Young Mother, by Beth Ann Fennelly

When you’re a parent, you go through a lot of different emotions. You also get to enjoy simple things like watching your child learn how to crawl or form words. “Great With Child” is about all of that and more. As a poet, Beth Ann Fenelly has a beautiful, clear, and painfully honest voice when it comes to parenting. She talks about things like how to figure out how to work out parenting with your partner, and what it’s like when you miscarry. She is the stepmom to an 8-year-old and a 10-month-old, so she knows what it’s like to raise kids.

From the Hips: A Comprehensive, Open-Minded, Uncensored, Totally Honest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Becoming a Parent, by Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris

I love From TheHips by Ceridwen Morris and Rebecca Odes because it’s the most open-minded, nonjudgmental guide to pregnancy and having a baby. It doesn’t make assumptions about gender roles or money, which I like because even though I’m a mostly heterosexual woman who’s married to a man, I still chafe so much at the ones that say, “Dad can help out with this part.” It was Emily’s first time with the baby. She has a 9-month-old daughter.

Juggling Twins: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies From Pregnancy to the Toddler Years by Meghan Regan-Loomis

I read this while I was pregnant, and it was light and quick. It helped me think about how to deal with having two babies at once. Before the babies came, I thought about the fact that this was a problem with the way things work. “Simple systems could and did keep us from getting crazy,” says As a mother of toddler twins, Maureen has a lot of things on her mind.

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