Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Baby & Toddler Parenting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. What to Expect When You're Expecting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

  • Author: Heidi Murkoff
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; 5th edition (May 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0761187486

                 

2. Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-by-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

Help toddlers ages 1 to 3 go from dirty diapers to using the potty in just 3 days! Ditch the diapers in no time with this step-by-step plan. Filled with expert advice accrued over thousands of cases, this potty training book makes it easy to get your child to start using the toilet. This guide covers everything you need to know, from prepping for your potty training weekend to supporting and encouraging your child once they’ve made it through the three days. Go beyond other potty training books with: A proven plan ―Potty train your child fast with a 5-step plan that includes useful tips and tricks for succeeding every step of the way. Insight into your child ―Understand what’s going on in your child’s head, how to recognize when they’re ready for potty training, and more. Ways to stay cool ―Keep calm through every accident thanks to a kind and conversational approach that takes the stress out of potty training. Say bye-bye to diapers with Potty Training in 3 Days .

  • Author: Brandi Brucks
  • Publisher: Althea Press (November 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Parenting
  • ISBN: 978-1623157906
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches

                 

3. My First Book of Baby Signs: 40 Essential Signs to Learn and Practice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

Learn sign language alongside your baby with this adorable storybook for ages 0 to 3 Story time is the perfect time to practice sign language with your child. My First Book of Baby Signs is part storybook and part sign language guide, designed to encourage you and your baby to learn new words and signs as you read together. Practice communicating with important, everyday signs for everything from basics like “eat,” “milk,” and “mommy” to more advanced ideas like “help,” “potty,” and “I love you.” This book makes it fun and easy to learn helpful baby signs with: Storybook style ―Each sign is presented with picture book illustrations that depict the word as well as both written and visual instructions for how to sign it properly. Interactive learning ―Model each sign for your baby as you come to the word in the story, allowing you to learn and practice together. 40 Real ASL signs ―These signs are the accurate and up-to-date versions from American Sign Language, and you’ll even find a guide to the full alphabet and basic numbers. This book of baby signs is the perfect way to start communicating with your baby before they learn to speak.

  • Author: Lane Rebelo
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (March 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Parenting
  • ISBN: 978-1648766596
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.25 x 8 inches

                 

4. Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right (1) (Oh Crap Parenting)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

“Straight up, parent tested, and funny to boot, Jamie gives you all the information you need.” —Amber Dusick, author of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures A proven six-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully, from potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and social worker Jamie Glowacki. Worried about potty training? Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert, show you how it’s done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here’s the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be done FASTER than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days—but Jamie’s got you covered even if it takes a little longer). If you’ve ever said to yourself: ** How do I know if my kid is ready? ** Why won’t my child poop in the potty? ** How do I avoid “potty power struggles”? ** How can I get their daycare provider on board? ** My kid was doing so well—why is he regressing? ** And what about nighttime?! Oh Crap! Potty Training can solve all of these (and other) common issues. This isn’t theory, you’re not bribing with candy, and there are no gimmicks. This is real-world, from-the-trenches potty training information—all the questions and all the ANSWERS you need to do it once and be done with diapers for good.

  • Author: Jamie Glowacki
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; First Paperback Edition (June 16, 2015)
  • Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Parenting
  • ISBN: 978-1501122989
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

                 

5. Baby Sign Language Made Easy: 101 Signs to Start Communicating with Your Child Now


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

The easy way to teach sign language to babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3 Sign language is a fun and effective way for babies to communicate without words and develop essential early learning skills, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. This book of baby sign language makes it easy, with 101 useful, everyday ASL signs and a clear, simple format that explains what signs are best to start with and tips for teaching them. Whether it’s asking for milk or telling you that they’re tired, you’ll learn how to give your baby the tools to tell you what they’re thinking. Baby sign language basics ―Get an overview of what baby sign language is and how it can help you and your child connect, as well as how it can aid in their development. How to teach signs ―Find guidance for getting started, capturing your baby’s attention, and when to add more signs based on their age and progress. Easy organization ―Each chapter is organized by topics like mealtime, getting dressed, playtime, animals, and feelings, so it’s quick to find the signs you need. Start communicating early, with the baby sign language book that makes it simple.

  • Author: Lane Rebelo
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (June 12, 2018)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1641520775
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches

                 



6. Let's Go to the Potty!: A Potty Training Book for Toddlers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

An illustrated story to help kids ages 1 to 3 use the potty with confidence Provide your toddler the gentle support and encouragement they need during potty training. Let’s Go to the Potty is an engaging, story-driven guide for toddlers who are ready to break free of the diaper. Playful pictures give toddlers visual clues as to what their progress will look like, and a short, rhyming potty song teaches toddlers to communicate their needs. Let’s Go to the Potty includes: Age-appropriate content ―Get toddlers interested in potty training with easy-to-understand, child-friendly language and images. On-the-job potty training ―Your little one can enjoy this book while on the potty, helping them develop positive feelings about the potty and reinforce their learning. Support for all toddlers ―An inclusive, gender-neutral approach makes it easy for any toddler to see themselves in the story. Watch diapers fall by the wayside thanks to this engaging potty training book for toddlers.

  • Author: Allison Jandu
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1646119936
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 0.14 x 7.99 inches

                 

7. The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies . . . usually in minutes!    Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book—fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk—can teach you too! Dr. Karp’s highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts:   1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth 2. The Calming Reflex: An “off switch” all babies are born with 3. The 5 S’s: Five easy steps to turn on your baby’s amazing calming reflex 4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies   With Dr. Karp’s sensible advice, parents and grandparents, nurses and nannies, will be able to transform even the fussiest infant into the happiest baby on the block!   Praise for The Happiest Baby on the Block   “Dr. Karp’s book is fascinating and will guide new parents for years to come.” —Julius Richmond, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Surgeon General of the United States   “ The Happiest Baby on the Block is fun and convincing. I highly recommend it.” —Elisabeth Bing, co-founder of Lamaze International   “Will fascinate anyone who wants to know how babies experience the world, and wants to answer their cries lovingly and effectively.” — The San Diego Union-Tribune

  • Author: Harvey Karp
  • Publisher: Bantam; 2nd Revised, Updated ed. edition (October 6, 2015)
  • Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Parenting
  • ISBN: 978-0553393231
  • Dimensions: 5.51 x 0.7 x 8.22 inches

                 

8. The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent. It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment Set up your home and get rid of the chaos Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage

  • Author: Simone Davies
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1523506897
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches

                 

9. What to Do When You Feel Like Hitting: A No Hitting Book for Toddlers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

Teach toddlers safe ways to express big feelings Toddlers are still learning how to speak, socialize, and understand their emotions. It’s common for them to react with their hands when they get frustrated―but hitting is never okay. What to Do When You Feel Like Hitting helps toddlers understand why hitting is not allowed and shows them how to react to their feelings with actions that are safe and kind. This illustrated entry into no hitting books for toddlers features: Alternatives to hitting ―Kids will learn how to use “gentle hands” to squeeze a stuffed animal when they feel upset, scribble a picture to get out their frustration, and practice taking deep breaths to calm down. A light touch ―The language is kid-friendly and positive, encouraging toddlers to understand and communicate their feelings, not just keep their hands to themselves. Engaging illustrations ―Big, beautiful pictures help kids see the ideas in action and keep their attention on the page. Get the best in no hitting books for toddlers with a storybook that helps them learn empathy and compassion.

  • Author: Cara Goodwin PhD
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Parenting
  • ISBN: 978-1648766541
  • Dimensions: 7.32 x 0.63 x 9.06 inches

                 

10. On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep - New Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Baby & Toddler Parenting - August 2021

Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns. This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 30 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world.  For 30 years,  On Becoming Babywise  has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby's feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night.  In his 4th decade as a licensed Pediatrician, Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D. along with co-author Gary Ezzo, demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn's metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant's body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof.  Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips, and baby sleeping training.  Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material: 1) Taking care of baby and mom 2) A timeline of what to expect and when 3)Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions 4)Monitoring Your Baby's Growth 5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.

  • Author: Robert Bucknam M.D.
  • Publisher: Hawksflight & Associates, Inc; Anniversary ed. edition (November 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1932740226
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches