A few months ago I asked readers to tell me their all-time favorite parenting book. I’ve sorted through more than 300 responses to create the list below. The top 5 are the most popular, followed by ten runners-up in no particular order.
I’ve linked to the books at Amazon so that you can find out more about them, read reviews, etc. You should be able to find them used or at your local library. Enjoy!
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Dr. William and Martha Sears
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year by Ari Brown, M.D. and Denise Fields
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
The Rest of the Best
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber
What to Expect The First Year by Heidi Murkoff
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron
Did your favorite parenting book make the list?