Gift Guide: 7 Baby Books to Help New Parents

Here’s a few books every new parent should buy and read to their little ones. Or maybe you’re the cool Aunt or Uncle that wants to give books to new parents!

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Everyone knows how difficult parenthood can be, especially when you’re a new mom, dad, or guardian. Thankfully there is tons of information available now, but this article is for those new parents who’ve got a crying baby that won’t stop crying. For new parents that are struggling to understand their child’s cries or for parents feeling anxious that they aren’t doing it right, this article is for you. Because you are doing it right.

1. As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby by Korie Herold

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A modern and aesthetically designed, As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book, is a memory book and journal with guided sections to document the early life of your child. Record family moments to look back on from the very beginning of your pregnancy up to age five with this memory book.

2. Why a Daughter Needs a Mom by Gregory E. Lang

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This book a beautiful and touching keepsake for young daughters to share with their mothers. It’s a reminder of the moments and times when their mothers will help them on their journey to becoming the best version of themselves. It’s a touching story for young daughters and mothers about their bond and the ways in which a daughter will always need her mother. Lang is also the author of Why a Daughter Needs Dad.

3. Why a Son Needs Dad by Gregory E. Lang

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Celebrating the father-son bond, Why a Son Needs a Dad, is a touching picture book showcasing all the ways dad helps his son grow strong. This book is a special gift to cherish the unbreakable bond between father and son. Lang is also the author of Why a Son Needs a Mom.

4. A Heart So Full: Inspirational Messages for New Moms by Jenessa Wait

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Your first baby is bound to be an emotional and heartfelt experience with full of life-changing moments. A Heart So Full: Inspirational Messages for New Moms, is full of quotes and original artwork to inspire and reassure you whether this is your first baby or your second, that you’ve got this mom. Full of comforting messages for moms everywhere, this book is the perfect book to gift any mother, new or experienced.

5. I Will Always Love You by Dr. Brie Turns

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Join momma giraffe as she shows her baby that she will always be there for her because she loves her baby unconditionally. Join baby giraffe as she embarks on adventures with her mother following behind to remind her that she is loved. This touching tale of unconditional love is a perfect gift for a new mother and her baby.

6. Soothing Newborns Babies by Nonna Knows Best

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Are you tired? Are you doubting yourself as a new mother or father? Are you tired of your crying child? Tired of not understanding why they’re crying?

I am not a mother, but I know that this is normal. There was a time when I wouldn’t stop crying and my mother couldn’t stand it, and nothing she did to stop the crying was working. So she asked the neighbor to watch me for a while. This is normal. It is normal to feel like you cannot do anything right when your child will not stop crying, and you cannot get her or him to stop crying. But the crying will stop like when my mom came back for me after a couple of hours. I was her quiet baby.

That’s why I include this book. Soothing Newborn Babies provides new parents with all the tips and tricks to soothing that newborn that just won’t stop crying. And if you still cannot soothe the baby with the advice from the book, take advice from my story. Ask someone you trust to watch your newborn for a few hours to allow you to rest and reset. Chances are your baby just needed to cry.

7. Dad’s Story: A Memory and Keepsake Journal for My Family by Korie Herold

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This is a guided journal to help dads of all ages as they plan for their families. This journal will help dads share their childhoods, their precious memories, and their dreams/goals with their future children and grandchildren. A guided journal Dad’s Story: A Memory and Keepsake Journal for My Family is the perfect gift for any new or experienced dad looking to write down their experiences to pass down to their children.


Whether for new or experienced parents, these books are the perfect gifts for moms and dads about to have a baby because they remind the new parents of the special bond between parent and child. It’s a bond that will always be there. They also remind the new or experienced parent that there is no right way to raise your child, there is no wrong way to raise your child, and it’s okay to need a moment for yourself.

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