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Our Top 11 Parenting Books That You Need

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We asked our community of moms to recommend their favorite parenting books and what reads helped them the most during their parenting journey, here are the most popular parenting books that they suggested.

1. The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

by William Sears (Dr. Sears), Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two Read more at https://www.mom365.com/baby/baby-gear/the-best-parenting-books-to-read/#RWEjXgWGoRvOwT4M.99

"One of my two fave parenting books" - Robyn, mother of a 3-month-old

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2. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

by Harvey Karp 

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

"This is the best parenting book I have read so far. My friend had a colicky baby and her Doctor recommended she read this book, I bought it before my baby was born, and follow the tips in the book.  I have no problem getting my baby to stop crying and sleep through the night." - Jessica

"I have a 3-month old. Changed our lives!!!" - Heather

"My favorite parenting book" - Regan 

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3. Touchpoints - Birth to 3

by T. Berry Brazelton

Touchpoints - Birth to 3

 "Everyone should read Brazelton's Touchpoints. Too bad all pediatricians can't be like him" - Mary, mother of four, ages 18 years, 10 years, 21 months, 10 days.

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4. The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood

by Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau

The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood

"I swear by the tips in The Baby Whisperer. It gave me an easy to follow routine for Riley, my 6-month old. I never had to "sleep train" him - the advice in the book on Eating, Activity, and Sleep helped him get in a good habit; no crying it out! Her advice is amazing!" - Katy

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5. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby

by Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby

"I have been reading Secrets of the Baby Whisperer and even though it's my 4th child, I'm picking up many great tips that is making child #4 easier to raise than the other three because I can read him better." - Dawn 

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6. Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child

By Dr. Marc Weissbluth

Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child

"I LOVE 'Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child.' Dr. Marc Weissbluth offers some excellent strategies and tips to help establish good sleep routines, and I credit him with restoring a big chunk of sanity to my life! My sister-in-law recommended it to me, and I, in turn, have recommended it to all my mommy friends." - Korisa, mother of Alex, 6 months

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7. What to Expect the First Year 

by Heidi Murkoff

What to Expect the First Year

"I just had my fifth child and this book is a life saver! If you truly want to be a good mother, you will read this book." - Samantha

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8. Hello, My Name Is Mommy: The Dysfunctional Girl's Guide to Having, Loving (and Hopefully Not Screwing Up) a Baby

by Sheri Lynch

Hello, My Name Is Mommy: The Dysfunctional Girl's Guide to Having, Loving (and Hopefully Not Screwing Up) a Baby

"It was so funny. Hilarious and a much bigger help than What to Expect When You're Expecting (and way more upbeat!!!)" - Tina

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9. On Becoming Baby Wise: The Classic Sleep Reference Guide Used by Over 1,000,000 Parents Worldwide

by Gary Ezzo, MA and Robert Bucknam, MD

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

"Here is my miracle working favorite book of them all when it comes to parenting: "On Becoming Baby Wise." The first book will have your little one sleeping through the night anywhere from 6-8 weeks old! Then there is Babywise II, and another book for your toddler, preschool age, child, preteen, and teen. These books will help you parent through each stage in your child's life. They are absolutely wonderful and informative." - Monique D 

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10. The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance

by Louis Borgenicht M.D.

The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance

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11. Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year 

by Ari Brown

Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year

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