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What are the best parenting books out there?

There are a lot of great parenting books out there but the best ones will be the ones that address problems and offer solutions that relate to you and your needs. Whether you are a new parent, repeat parent, parenting multiples, or parenting siblings – there is a book for you. Here is a short description of some great options:

What to Expect When You Are Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel and Charles J. Lockwood
This one is a staple in pregnancy and goes through every possible pregnancy question or problem. In fact, there is so much information you may feel overwhelmed if trying to read it cover to cover. It’s a great reference book!

The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood by Jane Buckingham
This is a hip resource book for young and modern mums, focusing on motherly advice through humor and honesty.

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
Focuses on how to calm your crying infant and promote sleep.

Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach
How to handle raising your baby from day one through preschool.

Siblings Without Rivalry by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber
This is a great read as you prepare your older child or children for the arrival of their new baby sibling.

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