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The Best Parenting Books for Every Stage

When it comes to parenting books, people tend to love-em or hate-em — for some, they present as a waste of time, or else stressful (I’m supposed to do all of what??), but for others they offer welcome guidance and/or battle tactics. 

I fall somewhere in the middle of this proverbial venn diagram, but for better or worse, I’ve read a lot of parenting books. 

Across this guide, you’ll find some of our team’s favorite picks for various ages and stages, ranging from pregnancy all the way through the childhood years. Whether you’re the type who likes data, directives, or a good dose of humor, there’s a book (or two!) for everyone in each category. 

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