Post # 1
I just posted something about getting a good father-to-be book for Darling Husband. (Not pregnant , but getting prepared.) As I started to look at father books, I started to look at all the books and OMG there are so many books on pregnancy and birthing, etc. So what’s a girl to do? Turn to the hive, of course.
I see the reviews for What to Expect When you are Expecting are mixed. Did you like it?
I’m looking for 2-3 recommendations in the following areas:
- Infants/Toddlers care
Post # 4
This is a good thread idea.
I like your pregnancy week by week.
I am still looking for a book for Darling Husband. I know there is what to expect when she is expecting and my guys can swim but I haven’t found one that really addresses pregnancy withough making it seem like his main job is just to “deal” with us during this time.
Post # 5
The Girlfriend’s Guide To Pregnancy!
Post # 6
@MrsMaine: ohh that’s a good one too. So funny!
Post # 7
I read both Your Pregnancy Week to Week and Girlfriend’s Guide and liked both!
I also liked Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake. That one is more for people going natural though, so keep that in mind.
Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy is next on my list.
Post # 8
I have a two year old and an eight month old and out of all the books ive read the most helpful was Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr Marc Weissbluth (sp) A schedule and proper sleep our soo important for a happy baby AND happy mama! Good luck!
Post # 9
I have the What to Expect book for pregnancy and first year and found them somewhat useful. I liked that they give you detailed info month by month.
I’m in the minority but I didnt like girlfriends guide. I couldn’t relate to it and I didn’t think it was informative.
I have the LLL Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and like it OK, it’s grown on me. I wish it had more info on the first weeks of breastfeeding and less opinions on type of birth/sleeping arrangements but it does have a lot of good and useful info in it and I think can calm the nerves if you run into bf issues.
A lot of people gifted my husband dad to be books but most of them sucked. They were weirdly organized, jokes neither of us found funny, and had little info on anything. The only guy book that I liked somewhat was the Mack Daddy book.
It might be worth a trip to a bookstore and puruse the books you might be interested in before buying, you might have a style or way their organized preference once you look through the options.