Here I am, a year and a half later, talking more books worth reading for the mom-to-be, or dad-to-be, (or already mom or dad, or caregiver)!! I still recommend the books shared in this previous post. But here are some more, very naturally-minded shares!
Babies Are Not Pizzas (They’re Born, Not Delivered!) by Rebecca Dekker
Rebecca Dekker runs Evidence Based Birth, and honestly, if that’s the only place you look for information that was researched, researched, and researched again, you’re in good hands! This book incorporates her own personal stories and what brought Evidence Based Birth to life. It may be quite eye-opening for some.
Sweet Sleep by D. Wiessinger, D. West, L.J. Smith, & T. Pitman
This book is for those who know (or want to learn) that babies are born knowing how to sleep, and caregivers are there to support them. It is also a great book for learning how to safely bedshare. Because it is meant for breastfeeding families, there is lots of breastfeeding information, but if you want something specifically about breastfeeding, you can check out their other book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.
Infant Massage by Vimala McClure
Whether you’re picking up this book to literally learn the how-to of infant massage, or you want to learn the why of baby and caregiver touch, interaction, and bonding, it’s a great read.
Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff
If you’re going to read only one parenting book, let it be this one! However, I do have another post about other parenting books worth reading. Michaeleen Doucleff travels with her toddler to learn from hunter-gatherers about raising children, and shares what she learned, to show us how in Western culture, we often overcomplicate the simple!