There’s no shortage of information on how to be a good parent. And that information relates not only to what you should do once your child is born. There’s also lots of information on what you should do while you’re pregnant (and even while you’re trying to get pregnant). In fact there’s so much information, it’s little wonder that new and expecting parents have difficult deciding which pregnancy or parenting book/s to read or buy.
While the right resource depends a lot on you and the type of information you’re after, regardless of the pregnancy or parenting topic, you need to check out how reliable and up to date it is.
Choosing pregnancy books
Pregnancy and birth are different for every woman and books on pregnancy come in many shapes and sizes. If you’re pregnant, you’re probably a little curious about what to expect and what you should be doing. You may have considered buying a pregnancy book. Choosing the right pregnancy book can be difficult, because there are so many to choose from (and not all of them are reliable). Before you spend your hard earned dollars, you’ll need to check things like the author credentials, publisher and age of the book. Find out more about what to look for in a pregnancy book.
For a quick overview of everything you need to consider see the 10 tips for choosing pregnancy books.
Choosing parenting books
Parenting books with advice about raising children abound and we all know you can’t judge a book by its cover. So how does a parent decide which book to read? The right book depends on your curiosities and concerns, but whatever the topic you’ll need to consider things like the author’s qualifications and experience, when the book was published and the reputation of the publisher.
For a quick overview of everything you need to consider see the 10 tips for choosing parenting books.
Evaluating pregnancy and parenting information on the internet
Evaluating pregnancy and parenting information on the internet is a difficult business. When it comes to advice like this, it’s important to find sources that provide accurate information based on scientific fact or personal experience and avoid inaccurate and misleading information.
For a quick overview of everything you need to consider see the Sourcing pregnancy and parenting information on the internet checklist.