5 Amazing Books for Expecting Moms (and Dads)
Help debunk words like 'colic' and 'weaning' for those wide eyed parents to be by ticking off a book on this list
If there is one thing in this world that should come with a direction label, it's babies. We've gathered a list of the 5 best books for expecting moms (and dads) to help them transition into their new life. While there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to children, we promise these reads are jam packed with everything those new parents need to know.
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Parenting
A book about decision-making in the early years of parenting, the “Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool” makes a fantastic gift for a new or expecting parent. This is the second book from award-winning economist Emily Oster, author of runaway best seller "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know".
If you’re looking for a fantastic expecting parent gift, you’ve found it. “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know” is written by the award-winning economist Emily Oster, and in this book, she debunks myths about pregnancy, by digging into the real data behind some of the best known pregnancy advice. Oster analyses the real effects of caffeine in pregnancy, the dangers of gardening, and more!
Bringing Up Bébé
“Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” is one of the best expecting parent gifts out there for those who are seeking inspiration on how to raise their soon-to-be child. In this book, the American journalist Pamela Druckerman discusses how French parents parent in a way that their kids sleep all night long, play by themselves, and more.
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
“NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children” by the award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman is a fantastic gift for expecting parents, and parents in general. This excellent book is an in-depth study that investigates and discusses the strategies used by society to nurture children and the things we are doing wrong as a whole.
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer is one of the best expecting parents gifts out there. Any parent will struggle with sleep deprivation when they have a newborn, and the book will give them methods, tips, and tricks to calm a baby down, and get more sleep.