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5 best books for new parents

As a new mum and dad,  It’s hard to know what parenting approach is best. Your loved ones will give you all the advice you can ask for, but sometimes, old advice and tips are no longer valid.

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While there are many phone apps and online resources to help, sometimes a good book is worth keeping so you can pass on to your kids or friends when you’re done. We reveal the five best books for new parents with up to date information on parenting and caring for your new family.

2. The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby's First Year

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The book by Megan McGrory Massaro and Miriam Katz offers a different more simple and natural approach to raising a baby. If you feel constrained by all the "should's" and "dont's" that sometimes don't make sense, this is the book for you. It's one of the books for new parents that covers all aspects of infant care and goes back to the basics of parenting.

Reader opinion: "As a birth doula, I have many books on my shelves about childbirth and related topics. However, none of them are like "The Other Baby Book." This book touches on hot button topics with grace and well-founded research."


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