Baby Care Books

Baby Care Books

Wouldn’t it be great if babies came with instruction manuals?  Unfortunately, those adorable little infants can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents.  There are just so many questions that need to be answered!  Luckily, there are superb parenting resources available which can address your parenting concerns and prepare you for all the stages of your baby’s development.  These recommended parenting books and magazines are well worth purchasing and will be referred to over and over again.  Scroll past the product images to read  book reviews for each book.


What to Expect When You’re Expecting: 4th Edition

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

What to Expect the First Year, Second EdWhat to Expect The First Year

Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th EditionDr. Spock’s Baby & Child Care

0452285801The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Seventh Revised Edition (La Leche League International Book)

The Complete Book of Breastfeeding: Revised Edition

0976896931Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book)


What to Expect the Toddler YearsWhat to Expect The Toddler Years

Touchpoints-Birth to Three

0763619086Guess How Much I Love You: A Baby’s First Year Calendar

A Child Is Born

Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul

Parents (1-year)Parents Magazine

Twins – The Magazine for Multiples


 Book Reviews


What To Expect When You’re Expecting – This best selling book is a must read for all pregnant women! Set up in an easy to follow question and answer format, this guide takes you through each month of your pregnancy from conception to delivery. Chapters clearly address fetal development, pregnancy symptoms, prenatal checkup expectations and specific questions or concerns for each pregnancy month. Additional sections on Nutrition, Special Health Concerns and Postpartum are also included. This is truly a reassuring, user-friendly and informative guide well worth purchasing.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide- Winner of the Nappa Gold Parenting Publication Award! This best seller is a thorough and up-to-date reference which focuses on preparing new parents for the pregnancy and birth experience as well as early infancy.  The research contained in this book is essential reading for parents who wish to make informed decisions about their birth plans.

What To Expect The First Year – The second book of this series is just as wonderful as the first! Set up in the same easy to follow format, this book guides you month by month through your little one’s amazing first year of life. Each chapter addresses baby development milestones, check-up expectations, feeding and sleeping pointers and other valuable advice for new parents. Additional sections are included on first aid, illnesses and babies with special needs, along with two wonderful chapters on surviving the first six weeks to enjoying your baby’s first year. It’s a book you’ll want to keep by your night stand and read cover to cover!


Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care – Another bestselling classic, this detailed parenting book covers the basics of baby and child care. Chapters include preparations for baby’s arrival, feeding, daily care, problems or concerns, infant and child development, safety, parenting suggestions, illnesses, first aid and more. This is a super reference book and makes a great baby shower gift.


The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League International’s bestselling book continues to be a classic comprehensive guide to breastfeeding. It includes the history and philosophy of the world’s largest breastfeeding organization along with up-to-date breastfeeding research, and of course, reassuring and practical advice for breastfeeding mothers.


The Complete Book of Breastfeeding – If you choose to breastfeed, you’ll refer to this very well-written and informative guide over and over again. It provides practical advice regarding topics such as the decision to breastfeed, getting started, expressing milk, working moms, all the way to weaning your child. It is a valuable resource for new mothers that will help promote a successful breastfeeding experience.


A Child Is Born – Through the wonder of modern medical photography, actual in utero fetal development has been captured in this wonderful masterpiece. Concise explanations accompany these beautiful photographs and give us a glimpse of the miracle of life within the womb. Although it’s a little more expensive, It’s a book you’ll surely treasure.


What to Expect the Toddler Years – Once again this series turns out a winner! This comprehensive guide covers the second and third years of your child’s life. Similar to the other books in this series, chapters in Part One are designed to address development expectations, parental concerns, new habits and skills, and to provide helpful tips regarding topics such as discipline and encouraging cognitive development. Part Two of this guide provides very practical information regarding issues such as toilet learning, toddler-proofing your home, toddler health and first aid, child-care, toddlers as siblings and other special concerns. Parents will also certainly appreciate the reassuring pointers on how to make the best of your toddler’s new found assertiveness and independence.

Touchpoints-Birth to ThreeThis completely revised edition gives new parents all the information they need regarding the physical, emotional and behavioral development of their child, from the span of birth to three years of age.  Filled with wisdom and reassurance, this book provides valuable insights into many common parenting concerns.

 Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins – Three cheers for a practical and succinct guide to mothering multiples! As a mother of multiples your time will definitely be limited, so you’ll want to turn to this easy to use, straight to the point reference over and over again. Not only does this book contain specific and helpful information from La Leche League for mothers breastfeeding their twins, but also covers in detail topics such as useful twin baby equipment; hospitalization concerns; transporting twins around town; housekeeping hints for busy moms; twin and family of twins relationships and more. Also included is an informative appendix of the names, addresses and phone numbers of numerous twin services and organizations.


 Guess How Much I Love You: A Baby’s First Year Calendar
This absolutely adorable calendar helps busy moms keep a record of their baby’s milestones throughout the first year. This calendar is a reproduction of the extremely popular children’s book, divided into 13 months of illustrations and text. Complete with 49 milestone stickers such as 1st smile, 1st  tooth or 1st step,  this calendar makes it easy to keep track of baby’s progress. It will be a precious keepsake for many years to come! Makes a great baby shower or baby gift!

Parents Magazine– One of the most popular and informative parenting magazines around! Parents Magazine is filled each month with the latest parenting issues and important  safety and health information. This magazine addresses solutions to common baby problems and parenting questions; medical concerns; product recalls and reviews; household tips and more! The Parents Magazine special monthly feature, “As They Grow”  covers the stages of development for age groupings from infancy through young adults, highlighting their milestones and challenges.  It’s a wonderful resource that keeps parents up to date and well informed.

Twins Magazine – This bimonthly magazine will arrive at your doorstep chock full of special articles and features designed to enlighten and assist parents of multiples. Each issue contains techniques for parenting twins, wonderful stories of real life twins, the latest twin research, pen pal support, news briefs, listings of twin organizations, recommended books, advertisements for vendors of useful twin products and a whole lot more. Keep up to date and in touch with the world of multiples with the help of this outstanding publication.


If you haven’t already done so, please visit our Infant Feeding Guide for nursing pillows, breast pumps, and our popular Infant Feeding Schedule.