The 10 Best Baby Books For New Parents

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Having your first baby can be both terrifying and wondrous, and oftentimes new parents don’t know what to expect with their incoming bundle of joy. Thankfully, there are myriad books available to make the process of raising a child less daunting and more manageable, and we've compiled a list that covers the spectrum — from comprehensive guides penned by experts to comical, lighthearted titles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best baby books for new parent on Amazon.

10. Experimenting with Babies

9. Work. Pump. Repeat.

8. The Happiest Baby on the Block

7. Baby 411: Clear Answers

6. The New Father

5. Welcome to the Club

4. Caring for Your Baby

3. Bringing Up Bébé

2. The Good Sleeper

1. What to Expect

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019: To cater to parents of all backgrounds, our list contains diverse, highly-rated books that address many concerns, with a few humorous tomes thrown in for good measure. Included What to Expect and Caring for Your Baby for consumers who crave authoritative, encyclopedic options, Bringing Up Bebe and Welcome to the Club for uplifting and laugh-inducing selections, and added dedicated volumes for sleep therapy and breastfeeding.

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Last updated on January 19, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer who fled the dry heat of the desert for Southern California, where she continues to enjoy drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of everyday life and channeling Rick Steves.

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