Good Reads for Sleep Deprived Caregivers
- What: Best Books for New Parents
- When: Pregnancy to two years
- Why: Useful, educational, entertaining
- Where: Amazon
Got someone on your gift-giving list who joined the ranks of parenthood in the last twelve months? Want to give them a gift that will really help? If you can’t take care of the middle of the night feedings but still want to lend a hand for the new parents in your life, take a look at these books made just for them.
And Baby Makes Three: If you only read one book before your due date, make it this one. Too late? The tips and advice inside these pages can help at any time during the transition to parenthood. This book offers lots of assistance to keep your relationship strong during one of the biggest transitions (and on next to no sleep). Practical advice backed up with plenty of research means you can trust the Gottman team to guide parents.
The Rookie Mom’s Handbook: What we love about this book are the small chunks. When you haven’t slept through the night in months and can’t think straight, you can still find ways to bring joy and novelty to what feel like endless days (and nights). Little things can make a big difference, as any parent who’s read this book knows.
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids: For the moms out there who feel like they shoulder all the responsibilities during this parenting gig, this book was made for you. Learn how to not let resentment for your partner build during this tumultuous phase of life. Already got a pile of complaints? Navigate your way back to each other and know that you’re not alone. Even better, this book comes complete with plenty of humor to keep you turning the pages long past when you should’ve stopped to tackle laundry or other to-do items.