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

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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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.

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

  1. 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:

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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