Parenting is a beautiful yet challenging role especially when it is your “first time”, and you literally have no idea what’s good and bad for your little bundle of joy. Well, you can avoid the common mistakes that first-time parents usually make, or avoid the confusions and troubles they go through, with some prior preparation and knowledge. But who is going to teach you that? Taking advice from experts is the best thing you can do because you surely wouldn’t want to compromise on your baby’s well-being especially when it is for your firstborn.
Here are some of the best books you should read during or days after giving birth to make it a lot easier for you. These books will not only be your perfect pass-time but also win prove to be fun and effective.
1. First-Time Parent: The Honest Guide to Coping Brilliantly and Staying Sane in Your Baby’s First Year by Lucy Atkins
Taking care of the baby in his/her first year, and staying sane at the same time is undoubtedly challenging, but what if you were informed of everything that can happen during and after pregnancy wouldn’t it be amazing? Preparing for every good of worse scenario, or at least mentally being prepared to meet all the troubles that come along with birth and baby’s growth, this book will prepare you for almost every situation. Full of practical tips, advice for new parents, secrets to surviving the first few days of welcoming your baby at home, to coping up with feeding or breastfeeding your little ones, you will surely develop a comprehensive understanding of parenthood, and your responsibilities as a mother/ father.
Baby cries are surely nightmarish, but with the right tips, you can put them instantly in a good mood or put them to sleep. The stages of a baby’s physical and mental development are outlined in the book, so you will come across every important piece of information that you need to know about prior.
2. All-Organic Baby Food Cookbook: First Time Parent’s Guide to Nutritious Foods for Every Age and Stage by Leah Bodenbach
If you don’t want to feed your baby packaged food and rather switch to organic, homemade food that is both healthy and nutritious, and equally essential during their growing stage, then here is the best guide for you. Making your little ones depend on homemade food is the best thing you can do to take control over their nutrition and diet, and in this book, you will come across all the essential foods that you can feed your little ones at their growing stage.
From baby food recipes to step-by-step guides to building your baby’s nutritional foundation-, this book will prove to be very helpful to maintain the food habits of your child’s first year, which is the most vital stage of growth and development.
While it is your Spouse’s responsibility to carry the baby and go through the painful process of birth, you as a would-be Father have equal responsibilities. From feeding, pacifying the baby, or changing diapers, you have to equally take part in the growing stage of your baby because your partner might be exhausted, or going through postpartum. The news of your partner’s Pregnancy might be very delightful, but there are a lot of responsibilities that you have to come across being a husband, and most importantly a dad.
This book will feature some of the basics of Pregnancy, how to design a birth plan, being helpful and supportive for your partner throughout her journey of motherhood, and be fully prepared to welcome your little one. This funny and friendly guide will eventually make you the coolest Dad who is all set to look after the baby.
Although becoming new parents is very exciting, but the moment you welcome the little one at home, it starts becoming challenging with every month passing by. In the hilarious book by Dawn Dais, you will come across “Shit that no one told you about” that comes along with parenting, and in this way, will prepare you for the worst scenarios.
From exploring the horrific truths of motherhood, spending sleepless nights to surviving the first year of parenthood, you will learn to become a responsible parent through the guidance of a mother of two who hasn’t completely lost it. This is the funniest book on parenthood you wouldn’t want to miss.
Changing diapers is the worst nightmare of first-time parents, but you can turn this nightmarish job into an easy-peasy one with the right guidance of a newborn expert like Jazmine McCoy. Now every time your little one is feeling the urge to potty, you can train them to communicate with signals and gestures as soon as they begin to understand a few gestures of yours. This book features how you can ditch the hassle of changing diapers as soon as your newborn begins to grow, and includes positive, practical, easy-to-follow guides to help you out.
No matter if you have a baby girl or a boy, teaching them to potty is challenging, and sometimes more challenging for boys, but don’t worry, this book will train you with tricks and tips that have proven to be very effective among Parents, and have taken all their nightmares away.
A comprehensive guide on the whole process of pregnancy, giving birth, and tackling your newborn, this “Complete Guide” by Penny Simkin and a few other experts is what you need to make your journey of motherhood more exciting. With motherhood comes the responsibilities of Parenthood, and your challenges don’t end after you give birth rather, the biggest challenge arrives with your baby’s arrival, the challenge of keeping him/her safe.
From the early stages of pregnancy, giving birth, Postpartum, to overcoming possible complications, you will gain a lot of knowledge that will guide you throughout your journey of motherhood. This book is ideal for first-time parents, single parents, gay and lesbian parents, anyone adopting a newborn, this book is for anyone who wants to become good parents and avoid mistakes that can affect newborns.
The first year of your newborn is very vital, at this growing stage and being a first-time parent, you must know many important things that make it a lot easier for both the baby and you. This easy-to-read and follow-the-guard guide is your ultimate guide to parenting and doing what is the best for your baby. From baby-care fundamentals, preparing baby food at home to the essentials of Breastfeeding, you will come across all the important topics that are necessary to make your baby’s first year exciting and without mistakes.
8. The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance by Louis Borgenicht
A manual for first-time moms and dads, The Baby Owner’s Manual by Dr. Borgenicht is a hilarious yet equally useful guide to bringing in your baby at home, and taking care of his/her every little need. From General Care, Feeding, putting your baby to Sleep, to General Maintenance, Growth and Development, Safety, and Emergency Maintenance, these hilarious chapters are full of useful tips and plenty of useful advice that will make you more confident about parenting.
As the name suggests, The First-time Mom’s Pregnancy Journal by Aubrey Grossen is all you need to go through a smooth, well-planned Pregnancy, and let go of all your worries and fears. Motherhood is undoubtedly the most beautiful and challenging period in a woman’s life, and especially if it is your first time, there are a lot of worries and fears involved, but you can make this process a lot easier with an expert’s advice. In this book, you will come across every important tip and advice that will make your journey even more beautiful, while at the same time, you will get ready to prepare for the arrival of your little one.
When you are bringing your newborn home, it indeed is a special moment in your life, but this involves a lot of responsibilities too. For making this period of your life special, and being prepared for everything that’s going to come along during your baby’s growth stage, you need advice from an expert like Dr. Smita Malhotra.
In this book, you will come across tips and advice for making your home all set for the baby’s arrival. From facing challenging situations to taking every right step during the development stage, you will learn it all here in this book. The Newborn Handbook will be your “manual” to successfully starting parenthood.
That’s all for the list of best books that you need to read if you are a “first-time” parent. Each of these books will prepare you for the best and worst scenarios that can come along with Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting.