List from Dr. Mike: This is a list compiled by another doctor who has a very helpful parenting podcast. Very comprehensive.

Here are some of my personal favorites to recommend to parents

Babies: see below for descriptions of the books

  • What to Expect the First Year: This book is pretty comprehensive and I recommend parents to use this as an encyclopedia. If you have a questions about something, use the index to look it up in this book.  While large, it will be less overwhelming than trying to screen through all the google articles and online comments.  And of course, call the pediatrician if you still have any questions!
  • Baby Care Anywhere: This book is easy to read, small enough to fit in the diaper bag on the go, and guides parents hrough each well visit.  There are even pages for parents to write in their questions for the doctor before they forget!

Toddlers: this list of books helps parents communicate with their toddlers to minimize tantrums through positive reinforcement strategies and other techniques.