Are you a new parent and have no idea what parenting is all about? Here is a list of the best baby books to read for some guidance.
Books every new parent must read
Though an exciting phase of life, pregnancy is also a challenging period for a woman. The changes that her body goes through and the fear of bearing the labour pains are overwhelming. Every woman wants to be completely prepared for this milestone in her life and does not want to go wrong under any circumstance. So if you want to be well prepared too, we recommend a few books on pregnancy and parenthood that you can read before you take the plunge.
Amma Mia: Stories, advice and recipes from one mother to another by Esha Deol Takhtani
Classical dancer and Bollywood actress Esha Deol added another feather to her cap by debuting as an author this year. In ‘Amma Mia: Stories, advice and recipes from one mother to another’ Esha Deol Takhtani, mother of two adorable daughters Radhya and Miraya, shares her journey as a mom. The book released in March 2020 and is packed with advice, tips, stories and even recipes for toddlers that new parents can try. In ‘Amma Mia’ Esha documents her own experiences of being a mom and the book reflects her transformation from a woman to a mother. This book is apt for new moms as they would be able to relate to the author.
‘First Time Mommy’ by Shruti Haldia Negi
Author Shruti Haldia Negi’s debut book ‘First Time Mommy’, as the title suggests, is for first time expectant mothers to help them prepare for motherhood– especially the first two years. In this book Shruti shares her own experiences, tips and lessons learnt with fellow new moms in an honest way. The book aims to help new mothers deal with their own feelings and emotions in a better way for a happy motherhood. ‘First Time Mommy’ is expected to release on September 1, 2020 in ebook format.
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Lovine
This guide to pregnancy is a practical, honest and a hilarious book for moms-to-be. Do you need to listen to the doctor’s advice or follow your grandma’s tips, this book will resolve all your confusions.
Be Prepared: The Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden
Handling babies is not only a woman’s job, dads should also be prepared for the responsibility. But daddies, do not panic, this book is there to help you through your cranky days.
Passport to a healthy pregnancy – Gita Arjun
Eminent obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Gita Arjun’s book is all you need the moment you get the ‘good news’. She is among the first obstetricians in India to encourage husbands-to-be in the labour room.
These are some of the best baby books for new parents.