Being a new mom can be both exciting and overwhelming. Between feeding schedules, diaper changes, and sleepless nights, it’s easy to lose track of time and your sanity. As a seasoned mom myself, I can tell you that one of the best ways to cope with the challenges of motherhood is by reading a good book. Whether it’s a funny memoir or a practical how-to guide, books can provide much-needed support, ideas, and inspiration. In this blog post, I’ll share with you my top 3 book picks for new moms that I hope can help you survive parenthood with a smile on your face.


  1. "The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year" by Dawn Dais


Let’s face it – no one really prepares you for the reality of having a newborn. In this humorous and honest book, Dawn Dais shares her own experiences and practical tips on everything from breastfeeding to sleeping. She addresses the real issues new moms face, such as postpartum depression and relationship struggles, and offers reassurance that you’re not alone in feeling overwhelmed. This book will definitely make you laugh out loud, but also provide you with some much-needed comfort during those long nights.


  1. "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Dr. Harvey Karp


One of the biggest challenges new parents’ faces is dealing with a crying baby. This book offers a revolutionary approach to calming fussy infants and helping them sleep longer. Dr. Karp’s method, called the 5 S’s (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking), mimics the womb environment, and triggers the baby’s calming reflex. The book is easy to follow and includes step-by-step instructions for each technique. It’s a must-read for any new parent who wants to reduce stress and improve sleep quality for both themselves, and their baby.


  1. "Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parentingby Pamela Druckerman


This book takes a fascinating look at the differences between American and French parenting styles. Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist living in Paris, observes how French parents manage to raise well-behaved, independent, and adventurous children without sacrificing their own sanity or happiness. She shares her personal experiences and insights into the secrets of French parenting, which include setting boundaries, teaching patience, and respecting the child’s autonomy. The book offers a refreshing alternative to the common American approach of over-scheduling, over-stimulating, and over-indulging children. It’s a thought-provoking and enjoyable read for any parent who wants to learn new perspectives on raising children.


In conclusion, reading can be a great source of comfort and knowledge for new moms. Whether you’re looking for practical tips, emotional support, or cultural insights, books can provide a wealth of information and inspiration. Our top 3 book picks for new moms – "The Sh!t No One Tells You", "The Happiest Baby on the Block", and "Bringing Up Bébé" – offer a range of perspectives on parenthood and are written in a conversational, informative, and personable tone. For the mamas with long commutes or who just want to listen to a bock vs reading on any downtime you may find, these are all available on audible.


We hope these books can help you navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood with more ease, confidence, and joy. Happy reading, and congratulations on your new role as a mom!