Becoming a new mother can be frightening at first. It is hard to know what to expect. Each stage of your child`s growth is a new adventure. If you are entirely unprepared for what lies ahead, things can get a little chaotic.
Before I gave birth to my daughter, I began looking things up online constantly. I wanted answers, but there was so much information to sift through. It was stressful because I didn`t know what information to believe. Luckily, one day in the mail I received a box from a relative. She had sent me a box of books for expecting and new mothers. It was like a miracle. Why hadn`t I thought of that? To this day I owe a lot of my parenting success to those great books.
Tired of searching through the world-wide-web for answers? Not interested in hearing advice from relatives? Then might I suggest these five books every new mom must read.
Written by Heidi Murkoff
If you are a mummy to be, this is the holy grail of pregnancy books. This is a New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today`s 25 most influential books. Even if you`ve never read this book, you`ve probably heard about it. Honestly, if you have a question about pregnancy or birthing, odds are you can find it in this book. This book addresses a vast range of concerns an expecting mother may have. This book will take you through each month of pregnancy and even into the postpartum period. Ninety-three percent of mothers who read a parenting guide will read this book. With around 18.5 million copies in print, it is easy to see why this is one of the books every new mom must read.
Written by Rachel Marie Martin
This excellent book is about fighting through your fears and becoming a confident woman and mother. Through her own journey and experiences, Rachel encourages other women to break bad cycles, remove any masks, and be yourself. This book will teach you to follow your dreams and avoid negativity. Utilizing information from conversations with thousands of other women this book will help you learn to find your true self and follow your dreams. Discover yourself and pursue your own happiness by diving into this great book. I think you will truly enjoy this one.
Written by Harvey Karp, MD
Written by a real baby expert, Dr. Karp will walk you through some of his remarkable and practical techniques for soothing babies and promoting better sleep. I highly recommend this book to every new mother. If you are a new mom who is struggling with a baby that cries and has trouble getting to bed, then this book could be beneficial. In Dr. Karp`s great book you will find that there is a way to calm most crying babies in just a few minutes. This book is amongst the top best seller online.
Written by Dawn Dais
If you are looking for a more humorous and real approach to parenting, then this book may be for you. This book is a dose of reality that is witty and relatable. This book covers it all from your growing body, tips, and expert lists. If you need some comic relief, this book will be right up your alley. This is a must-have guide for expecting mothers who don`t want the cute picture perfect version of what motherhood is. From painful trips to Chuck-E-Cheese to ironic onesies, this book will be easy to relate to.
Written by William Sears
The book highlights everything about your baby from birth to age two — another best-seller that has printed over a million copies. This baby book is a comprehensive guide to learning about your baby through all of his/her stages. Written by medical experts, this book is well trusted and full of understanding and experience. It has a heavy focus on the essential needs of babies as well as their development and comfort and covers all of the bases! Inside this book includes all of the most significant questions and concerns of today`s parents and the answers.
You are going to be great!
It is up to you how you decide to decipher information that you receive from parenting books. Be sure to do things your own way when you wish to do so and only refer to books as guidelines or if you have questions. If you have any questions in mind that cannot be answered by baby books, then it is always wise to seek information from your child`s Pediatrician. Not every situation can be solved by reading a baby book, but they are an excellent resource for sure! Down below I have linked a helpful video for new mothers from Texas Health Resources.
For the new mothers reading this post, I hope that you find this article useful and that your baby or children are as healthy and happy as they can be! Enjoy your parenthood adventure and always remember that you aren`t alone when it comes to parenting and that there are great resources and advice at your disposal. Whether you read a book or ask a friend, you are going to be just fine.
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