Becoming a new parent can be exciting and scary at the same time. You are about to go into a whole new journey that you don’t really know much about. Here are three must-have books that will help you get through it.
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
From the same author of the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting, this book is a comprehensive guide on what you can expect to happen with your baby on his or her first year. It tackles milestones, growth and sleep strategies. Aside from that you can also find tips such as how you can give your baby a bath or how to interpret your baby’s cry. Most importantly it covers issues such as safety, vaccines, illnesses and SIDS. This book is actually one of the world’s best selling books and a great read for parents.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
Breastfeeding is and has been the most healthy way to nourish your baby. What better way to give your baby the best start in life than to give your baby the best nutrition. This book is a bestselling guide to breastfeeding. It covers all aspects of breastfeeding from the time you prepare for it during pregnancy to nursing positions and how you can express and store breast milk. There are also illustrations in the book that new moms will find very helpful. The book tackles breastfeeding concerns such as nursing multiples, premies and nursing after delivery complications.
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
Of course we do not want to forget the dads. When a mom is pregnant, the dad is equally anxious and excited too and this book is perfect for them. It covers the emotional, physical and financial changes that a new father may experience from his partner’s pregnancy and onwards. It is an informative book that contains tips and inputs from different experts in the field of psychology, sociology and obstetrics.