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Updated on April 7, 2012

Books recommended

Are you preparing for your first baby? Here are a list of good books that can help you. When me and my wife were getting ready for our first baby, these were the books recommended by our friends.

1. Child birth without fear: The principles and practice of natural childbirth (Pinter and Martin classics)

2. Birth to five - parenting book ( by NHS)

3. The pregnancy book 2007

4. What to expect the first year" by Heidi Murkoff,Arlene Eisenberg & Sandee Hathaway

5. The Baby Book, by Dr. Sears

6. The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood, by Tracy Hogg.

7. Vicki Iovine's Girlfriends' Guide to the First Year

8. The companion Girlfriends' Guides to pregnancy and toddler years

Both 7 and 8 are full of practical tips, not advocating any particular philosophies or programs but just telling it like it is.The books are also pretty funny, providing a reminder that keeping one's sense of humo(u)r is one of the best things a parent can do, esp. with a newborn and significant sleep deficit.

9 . What to Expect When You are Expecting

10. Your Pregnancy Bible - Consulting Editor Dr Anne Deans

11. The Contented Baby's First Years - Gina Ford

12. The Complete Sleep Guide - Gina Ford

You can buy these books cheap from amazon. Check the amazon links on the side 

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