For Parents

This selection of books should provide most of the answers you need. We avoid prescriptive parenting books and focus on those that support families and help parents understand the needs of themselves as well as their babies and young children.

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Social Baby pb

Social Baby pb£13.99   £12.59


Our 'signature' title. The must-have book for every parent.


Social Toddler pb

Social Toddler pb£15.99   £13.59

The Social Toddler explains why unacceptable behaviour happens and gives the reader an in-depth look at the world of preschool children from their view point, which is very different to ours. Companion title to The Social Baby, with clear text and hundreds of video-stills.

Teaching Your Baby to Swim

Teaching Your Baby to Swim£5.99

Introduce your child to swimming: an expert guide shown step by step in more than 200 photographs.

Parenting For A Peaceful World

Parenting For A Peaceful World£9.99

A powerful insight to the history of parenting from pre-Christian times to the present day, and how history has shaped the way we behave today. So much of our instinctive behaviour can be explained by looking at our past. Essential reading for everyone, especially if your own experience has been less than perfect.

The Psychology of Babies

The Psychology of Babies£16.99

The Psychology of Babies: How relationships support development from birth to two
by Lynne Murray

What Mothers Do

What Mothers Do£8.99   £6.25

What Mothers Do: Especially when it looks like nothing
by Naomi Stadlen

How Mothers Love

How Mothers Love£8.99   £6.25

How Mothers Love: And how relationships are born
by Naomi Stadlen
The book focuses on the importance of intimacy between a mother and her baby - and how this can impact on a child's ability to develop intimate relationships later in life.

Essential First Year

Essential First Year£13.99

Kind, reassuring guidance on practical childcare issues including feeding, sleeping and crying - backed up by key new evidence on the way babies’ brains develop.

Your Baby and Child

Your Baby and Child£18.99   £13.25

Much more than a guide to child-care. This book is an insight into your child's first years of life – their needs, thoughts and their behaviours – which will help you really communicate together.

Gentle Birth Choices

Gentle Birth Choices£16.99   £14.00

Home birth? Water birth? Hospital birth?

The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth

The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth£14.99   £10.49

"The soundest, sanest, wittiest advice you'll ever get."

Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Womanly Art of Breastfeeding£13.99   £10.25

It's no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers.

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