Best Books For Pregnancy And New Parents In Hong Kong

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Best Books For New Parents Hong Kong

Elevate those tootsies, mamas and papas, grab a book, and dare we say – relax! You both deserve some moments of calm! Plus, these books below are very productive reading! Check out the Little Steps guide to some of the best books on pregnancy, caring for a newborn, and life with older kids.  We also included some of our favorite books for mom and dad too.

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    • On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo, M.A., and Robert Bucknam, M.D. This book is the go-to manual for figuring out how to sync your baby’s feeding times and sleep cycles to help the whole family get through the night. It also has other helpful information on all sorts of feeding and sleep topics for mom and baby.
    • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman for La Leche League International. For new moms trying to figure out what’s best for breastfeeding, this comprehensive book gives you the full low down. No matter if you’re planning to be a stay-at-home mom or working mom, or if you’ve only got the one baby or have multiples to feed, this book has you covered.
    • What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot, Ph.D. We know you’ve got baby on the brain, but what’s going on inside your baby’s own brain? This book delves into some of the science behind brain development and helps give a clue as to what parts of your baby’s brain are down to genetics, and what parts you can help influence through nurture.
    • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp, M.D. Ever wanted an “off-switch” for baby’s crying? Well, this book promises to have the next best thing. This book covers topics from infant development to tips and tricks to soothe your crying baby, including “The Calming Reflex” as a reset switch to stop crying during the first few months.
    • The Contented Little Baby Book by Gina Ford. This book provides very specific insights into your baby’s sleep, eating and play schedule from the moment of birth.  It is most famous for encouraging a stricter schedule of eating and sleeping in your baby.
    • I Love You Rituals by Becky Bailey. A great compilation of parent-child games, songs and other traditions you can establish from infancy to express your unconditional love for your child.
    • Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Melinda Blau. Why does your baby cry? This book explains that there are many different reasons for babies’ cries. It guides on consolidating feeds, on getting your little one to sleep longer stretches at night, and putting your baby into a routine.

    Parent Hacks by Asha Dornfest. On every page find unconventional solutions for those everyday challenges arranged by category from Pregnancy Postpartum through Sleep, Food & Mealtime, Travel & Outings, and more. Plus dozens of useful lists.

  • Pregnancy & Childcare Books For Dads

    Books For New Fathers
    • The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year by Armin Brott. Humorous and engaging, this book comes complete with cartoons! It focuses on questions dads have surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, finances, and work with a newborn at home.
    • Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden. Do you have the know-how to change your baby in the stands during the Rugby 7s? Can you baby-proof a hotel room in four minutes flat? Packed with diagrams, practical tips, and a great sense of humor, this book helps prepare dads for all the twists and turns of parenthood.
    • Commando Dad: How to be an Elite Dad or Carer. From Birth to Three Years by Neil Sinclair. Written by ex-Commando and dad of three, Neil Sinclair, this manual will teach you, in no-nonsense terms, how to: survive the first 24 hours, prepare and plan to Prevent Poor Parental Performance, maintain morale in the ranks, feed, clothe, transport and entertain your troops and much, much more.

  • Parenting Books For Working Moms

    Books On Creating A Balance Between Career & Motherhood
    • Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Duckerman. An American’s view on French parenting from living in France. According to this book, most French women go back to work within the first year of their children’s lives. It also offers an interesting perspective on feeding children and discipline.
    • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. While the book's general focus is on women and their careers, the Facebook COO also offers many insights on pregnancy and motherhood in the workplace.
    • Career Advice for Ambitious Women by Mrs Moneypenny. Written by the beloved Financial Times columnist, this is more than a book about work and motherhood and having it all (or not?). It's great for working women, those taking a break from the office, and those re-entering the workforce. Pass it on to your friends, colleagues, interns, and daughters!
    • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life by Arianna Huffington. In this deeply personal book, Arianna Huffington talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and two daughters. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
    • The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home by Arlie Hochschild and Anne Machung. For working moms struggling to find time for themselves, this book highlights some of the inequalities that happen in working households where moms are still often saddled with most of the duties at home. An enlightening book to help you find a balance between your work shift and your second shift at home.
    • I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam. This book shares insights from successful women who manage their time at home, at work, and still have their personal and social lives in an effort to break the myth that “having it all” means making huge sacrifices.
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