SURVEY: What’s the best book for parents-to-be to read? Which books prepare you best for baby?


by - July 1st, 2010


Up the Duff by Kaz CookeOur Tuesday Survey on 29 June 2010 posed the following question:

What’s the best book for parents-to-be to read? Which books prepare you best for baby?

Some of the responses that we received via Facebook and Twitter were:

Well Adjusted Babies, Toddler Taming, Up The Duff, Baby Love, The Baby Bookand many more…

What do you think?  Add your suggestions to the comments below…


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6 Responses to “SURVEY: What’s the best book for parents-to-be to read? Which books prepare you best for baby?”

  1. Boomer Says:

    For me it’s got to be The Bloke’s Guide to Pregnancy by Jon Smith – written in a blokesy sort of way that us fellas can relate to. My wife Jodi is soon to have our second baby, so I will be re-reading this one. http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/Blokes-Guide-to-Pregnancy/Jon-Smith/book_9781401902889.htm

  2. Boomer Says:

    From Martine Valentin: I’m currently re-reading Toddler Taming by Dr Christopher Green. It’s a great reminder to enjoy our resident ‘Turns 3 Tomorrow Terrorist’ and see things through her perspective. So she didn’t want to eat dinner – no prob, it apparently takes 68 days to die of starvation, I wonder when she’ll cave in? (0:

  3. Boomer Says:

    From Melissa Bowman: Having recently had number 2 – I agree with up the duff, i also found juju sundin’s birth skills helpful for labour. Baby love for those first few weeks after birth was indispensible.

  4. Boomer Says:

    From Karen Ahern: The Baby Book, by Dr Willian Sears. So informative & reassuring, encourages nurturing and attachment, but also heaps of info about all sorts of practical stuff. Respectful of parents & babies. Up to 2yo.

  5. Kath Crispin Says:

    Definately Up the Duff to get you through the pregnancy. Great to keep you informed but not confused and fun to read just before sleep and chukle about with your husband. Baby Love also a great resource for the firsy year or so

  6. Jo K Says:

    Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah Buckley – blows the others away with research to back everything up, well referenced and clear