Embrace the Power of Reading

A Guide for Parents

February 7, 2024

New parents barely have time to sleep, let alone read a book. But if you are lucky enough to have a break here and there, reading a book could benefit both you and your child.

Reading aloud to infants, stimulates the brain development and language skills. This helps lay a foundation for future learning.

Reading to your baby also helps build a bond between parent and child, creating a perfect moment for connecting.

For parents reading can often be an escape from an otherwise demanding life. It can help you relax and provide mental stimulation. It can service as your guide through this life of parenting, helping shed light on your child’s development and give you parenting hacks.

After all, reading regularly can help your overall mental wellness and for some of us stay at hone parent, provide the “grown up” stimulation that we all need.

Below is a list of popular parenting books that are very popular today. If you don’t see your favorite named here, drop us a line and we will include it! Happy Reading!

1. "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Harvey Karp (Parenting/Childcare)

2. "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" by La Leche League International (Feeding)

3. "Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting" by Pamela Druckerman (Parenting)

4. "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts" by Gary Chapman (Relationships)

5. "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind" by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (Psychology/Parenting)

6. "What to Expect the First Year" by Heidi Murkoff (Aftercare/Parenting)

7. "The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality" by Kimberly Ann Johnson (Aftercare)

8. "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five" by John Medina (Parenting/Psychology)

9. "The Nursing Mother's Companion" by Kathleen Huggins (Feeding)

10. "The Postnatal Depletion Cure: A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health and Reclaiming Your Energy for Mothers of Newborns, Toddlers, and Young Children" by Dr. Oscar Serrallach (Aftercare)

11. "Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids" by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross (Parenting)

12. "The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two" by William Sears and Martha Sears (Parenting/Childcare)

13. "The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby" by William Sears and Martha Sears (Parenting)

14. "Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive" by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell (Parenting/Psychology)

15. "The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being" by Simone Davies (Parenting/Childcare)

16. "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby" by Lauren Smith Brody (Aftercare)

17. "The Gentle Sleep Book: For Calm Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers" by Sarah Ockwell-Smith (Parenting/Sleep)

18. "Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool" by Emily Oster (Parenting)

19. "The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids" by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl (Parenting)

20. "The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living" by Meik Wiking (Light Reading/Self-care)