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Books to Prepare You for Parenting

Bringing home your bundle of joy is an exciting new adventure.  During your pregnancy, I recommend learning about baby care, your needs, normal development and more.   Here are a few resources that will help you in the early phase of your parenting journey:

  • Baby Bargains – This book is full of helpful cost-saving ideas!
  • My Baby Compass, Birth to Two –  Available on, this comprehensive parenting manual details your baby’s developmental milestones along with activities to enhance your child’s developmental skills.
  • On Becoming Baby Wise – Perfect for parents who want a schedule to follow and a structured theoretical approach to caregiving.
  • Last Child in the Woods – Looking for ways to teach your child about nature and involve in him outdoor activities?  Then you’ll love this book –
  • Super Baby Food A must-read before introducing your little one to solid foods!

What were your first parenting challenges and what books helped you prepare for an infant?  Leave a comment below and check my next blog on preparing the nursery!

– Kathy Gruhn, MA CCC-SLP, author of My Baby Compass series

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