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 Your loved ones will give you all the advice you can ask for, but sometimes, old advice and tips are no longer valid.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.

5. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

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This New York Times bestseller by John Medina offers the essential tools to raising a happy and intelligent baby. Your child's brain develops the most from birth to age five. It's one of the books for new parents that explains how the brain develops and what parenting approach helps that development. This practical approach is also humorous and entertaining, so a must-read for all new parents.

Reader opinion: "Brain Rules for Babies is fantastic. It dispels the myths of parenting and provides five reasonable explanations about human behaviour that results in well balanced children."

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