What are the best books for young parents?

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    #1Go the F**k to Sleep

    Go the F**k to Sleep
    Written by  Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortés, Go the F**k to Sleep is a witty and realistic bedtime book for modern-day parents. The self-help book was published on June 14th, 2011 by Akashic Books.
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    Kathy Robertson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Be clear - this is for us, not them! That is, do NOT read this to your kids. I save it for when they my kid has kept me up yet again...helps to be able to laugh. Maybe next year I will sleep. Great gift for any new parent."
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    #2Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

    Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

    The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is a book that compiles month-by-month vital information from Mayo Clinic's obstetrics experts. The self-help book was published on April 13th,  2004 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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    Benito Cortez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "If you are a young parent then this is the book for you. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy was a really good read when I was pregnant. It has a ton of good information you will want to know about. Highly recommended to all new parents. "
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    #3The Birth Partner

    The Birth Partner
    The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth is a non-fiction book written by Penny Simkin. It is a comprehensive guide on childbirth education and labor support.
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    Divya Rangarajan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Being a young parent I was looking for resources so I can learn more. The Birth Partner is something my mom got for my boyfriend to help me through the birthing process."
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    #4Dad's Playbook to Labor & Birth

    Dad's Playbook to Labor & Birth
    Theresa Halvorsen's Dad's Playbook to Labor & Birth is a systematic and practical guide for husbands and their involvement in the whole pregnancy and childbearing experience. The book was published on  June 5th, 2012 by Harvard Common Press.
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    Laura Hopkins
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you are a first time young dad, then this is the book for you. Very good read to try to involve yourself in your wife's pregnancy. "
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    #5My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

    My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

    My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks is a non-fiction health medicine book written by Maya Silver with her father Marc Silver. This book is published in 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire.

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    Muhammad Jaiteley
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "My father was diagnosed with colon cancer so I bought this book for my younger sister. It really has a great way of communicating things to younger people. It is really easy to connect with the comments from other kids who have been in this situation. But I don't think this is the best book for young parents unless they themselves have cancer."
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    #6Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers is a collection of short stories by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and others. It is composed of heartwarming stories about mothers.

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    Donald Brooks
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "When my sister had her first baby, I bought this for her to help her get prepared. I think it really helped her get into the mindset of being a new mother, and allowed her to connect with mothers her age, as they have since time immemorial."
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    #7The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

    The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
    The book will help you to get your kids to sleep. It includes a CD of white noise that produces deep and healthy sleep
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    Madison Black
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Now this is the book for new parents! Sleep is such an important part of babyhood! If I had a dollar for every night my first baby slept well, I might have enough to buy this book. But if I had a penny for every night she struggled to sleep, I'd be rich! I seriously think this is a great gift for new parents. Seriously."
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    #8Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

    Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

    Secrets of the Baby Whisperer is Tracy Hogg's insightful bestseller about newborns and how parents can communicate with them. The book was published on July 26th, 2005 by Ballantine Books.

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    Eugene Davidson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Secrets of the Baby Whisperer is a book by Tracy Hogg. It is available from Amazon for $8.99. It is about newborns and the ways that parents can communicate with them. It is a best seller and has very good reviews on Amazon. Some of the things are good and others seem far fetched to me but it is still a good fit for the topic."
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    #9The Happiest Baby on the Block

    The Happiest Baby on the Block
    The Happiest Baby on the Block is Harvey Karp's book for parents who are in need of new ways to calm and soothe a newborn baby. The book was published on August 7th, 2001 by Little, Brown, and Company.
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    Sharon Martin
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Dr. Karp brings an interesting and innovative perspective on everything from why babies cry, to the "not so" terrible twos to a remedy for colic. Many have turned to Dr. Karp in times of stress and just for general knowledge. Be sure to also check out the 5 “S’s” to relax a baby."
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    #10Child of Mine

    Child of Mine
    Ellyn Satter's Child of Mine is a book about child nutrition, breastfeeding and practical advice about parenthood. The book was published on March 1st,  2000 by Bull Publishing Company.
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    Harold Carr
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A very practical book about how to feed your child. I learned a lot of nutrition facts I didn't know before. I think my baby is going to be very healthy!"
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    #11Pregnancy and Men: Your First Step Toward A Great Parenthood

    Pregnancy and Men: Your First Step Toward A Great Parenthood

    Pregnancy and Men by Pratik Patil is a guidebook written to help men understand the process they'll need to go through when dealing with pregnancy and to show them how they can participate in positive ways.

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    Kyle Wagner
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A very refreshing, simple and relevant compilation of all the stuff that goes into being a dad. The book is very fast faced with a good bit of humour sprinkled all over. References from personal life of the author add a good flavour and connect with the reader. I highly recommend this book for first time dads. "
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    #12The Attachment Parenting Book

    The Attachment Parenting Book

    The Attachment Parenting Book is the work of Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the husband-and-wife who coined the term "attachment parenting". In this book, they answer various questions about parenthood. The book was published August 7th 2001 by Little, Brown and Company.

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    Harini Pawar
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Attachment Parenting Book is a must for any new parent or someone who is expecting. The book advocates for an attachment parenting style and the six "Baby B's.""
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    #13Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul

    Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Lifelong Bond is a collection of short stories written by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. The stories are all about the special bond between a mother and her son.


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    Leo Huang
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "One of my greatest joys is having a son. This book is so beautifully written that many times it brought tears to my eyes. I was sad when the book ended because I felt so uplifted reading it. "
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    #14How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily

    How To Win As A Stepfamily is a book by Emily Visher and John Visher. It was first published in 1992. This is a guidebook for foster parents to know how to be well in being a parent. 

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    Kevin Harrison
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book provides great advice for any couple thinking about getting married and combining families. There is a definite positive outlook on the many challenges that combined families will face and you will feel much more prepared for them after reading this book."
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    #15Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily

    Becoming A Stepfamily is a book by Patricia Papernow. It tells how a stepfamily will stay together. It includes the challenges of being in a stepfamily and how it can be as happy as a biological one. 

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    Larry Simpson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Sensitive subject that needs to be covered more often. Having come from a step family, I'd read it for advice."
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    #16Parenting By Heart

    Parenting By Heart
    Parenting By Heart is a nonfiction birth parenting book written by Pinky McKay as a guide for mothers. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2001 by Lothian Books.
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    Justin Guzman
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book has many good tips and pointers for young parents, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to learn parenting. There are not many reviews, only a few, but they seemed to be rated positively."
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    #17When Love Is Not Enough

    When Love Is Not Enough
    When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting With RAD-Reactive Attachment Disorder is a nonfiction psychology guidebook on the reactive attachment disorder written by Nancy L. Thomas. Published in 2008.
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    Michael Reid
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This particular work has been published by a very well respected, knowledgeable and experienced author. Readers find it very relevant and helpful on the topic, highly readable, and very well researched and very well written."
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    #18HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

    HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

    HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing is a nonfiction parenting health book written by Marie F. Mongan. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2005.

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    Christian Wallace
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method is a great learning book for young parents. This book is loaded with information and nice reference material. This was quite a help for my wife and I to prepare for our family."
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    #19The Official Lamaze Guide

    The Official Lamaze Guide

    The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence is a nonfiction parenting health book written by Judith Lothian, Charlotte DeVries, and Christine Zuchora-Walske. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2005.

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    Phillip Hanson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This was a very insightful read. I thought I knew about Lamaze, but it went beyond my understanding, and I learned quite a lot. This coming from the perspective of someone assisting a woman through childbirth, but it's a great read for mothers as well."
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    #20A Labour of Love

    A Labour of Love

    A Labour of Love: An Australian Guide to Natural Childbirth is a nonfiction parenting health book written by Gabrielle Targett. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2006 Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

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    Matthew Boyd
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a good book on parenting. It had a lot of useful information."
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    #21The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

    The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive is a book by Ron Dea and Laura Petherbridge. This book is a guide for step-mothers who are having a hard time dealing with their step-children. 

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    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A very direct and in your face book about being a step mother. Not going to sugar coat the story and really something that probably needs to be read."
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    #22Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage

    Build a Co-Parenting Team: After Divorce or Remarriage is a book by Peter Gerlach. This is a guidebook for divorced couples and how they will manage to nourish their child even after the separation.

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    Peter Wade
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "My son's mother and I are not in a relationship. I thought this book would help us be better parents since our situation is not very typical. In reality the book just made us second guess every decision we made about how to make our son comfortable having parents that weren't together. It might be helpful to someone out there but it wasn't for us. "
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