New mums, hello! We're here, you're not alone. We know how hard it can be and we are here to help.
First of all, well done on making it this far, you've survived pregnancy, grown a little life inside you and brought it into the world successfully - you deserve a standing ovation. Now comes the easy(!) part, all you have to do is raise them. The prospect can be scary at times and you'll find yourself learning on your feet. There may not be someone there to answer every little question you may have about being a parent, so do what Matilda did, turn to the magic of books.
We've rounded up a list of 11 of the best parenting books to help you in a variety of different ways. From caring for your post-partum body, to learning the foolproof way to soothe your baby to sleep, through to hilarious parental anecdotes that will have you in stitches, and just how to navigate going back to work - we've got it all!
The best parenting books 2019:
Jam packed full of recipes and health advice for new mums, this amazing book is based on the lost art of caring for mum
after birth. Author Heng Ou believes that while the first forty days after giving birth are primarily for bonding with your baby, they are also for healing your body - rather than being expected to 'bounce back' straight away. A fascinating read!
This brilliant and joyful book is about Amy's journey after falling pregnant age 24 and how she navigates through motherhood as a single mum.
Amy’s recollections of raising her son Freddy without a father debunk the misconceptions that often surround single mums, while also providing an honest, hilarious and wonderfully frank portrait of parenting highs and lows - something all families will relate to.
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