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#1 tictoc2

Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:09 PM

Hi! Just wondering if anyone can recommend any books on taking care of newborns?

I'm eyeing the book 'Heading Home with Your Newborn : From Birth to Reality' as it seems to have a lot of information, however it's based in the US so not sure how different the care/advice would be compared to Australia.

I've also seen 'What to Expect the First Year' around but haven't looked much into it yet.

I've seen quite a few people recommending Kaz Cooke's books but personally I don't like the style of her books.

#2 Daxy

Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:06 PM

Try Baby Love. It's Australian and very open minded and practical - doesn't push a particular agenda/style of parenting.

#3 Ozquoll

Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:39 PM

I found Baby on Board to be the most helpful book by far. It is by a Sydney-based Neonatal Paediatrician, Howard Chilton. He gets it exactly right - enough info to guide you, not so much you're overwhelmed.
Most bookshops would have it, or he's got a website  https://www.babydoc.com.au/

#4 Mollyksy

Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:48 PM

I dont belong here, but the thread made me smile. You are really organised! I read everybook known to Amazon post birth. Baby love was good (though I disagree with her teething doesn't cause physical symptoms stance). Anything with a routine (SOS, baby whisperer, Gina Ford) was a lovely idea/life line to a clueless new mum. Pity baby didn't read them! Elizabeth Pantley was good.

This list looks fun and useful! http://mumsgrapevine...books-new-mums/

#5 Pigling_

Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:56 PM

We bought baby love and I've enjoyed reading through it. I'm not into anything that's very prescriptive and this is quite informative and practical.

#6 tictoc2

Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:11 PM

Thanks for all the recommendations! Also, really good to know that there are decent Australian based books.

I've ordered Baby Love. After reading the preview and reviews, I can see how the book is practical and not very prescriptive which is something I'm after.

#7 sraho

Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:27 PM

I bought "The Wonder Weeks" recently. Haven't read it yet but people on the "Breastfeeders in Australia" FB page I am on talk about it a lot.


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