8 Books to Help Parents Survive Toddleritis

Mar 8 2018 - 1:30pm

Everyone feverishly reads pregnancy books and newborn manuals when getting ready to welcome a new human into the world. While that time period is stressful enough, the hard parenting moments are only just beginning — case in point: toddlers. When your little one falls into the "terrible twos" [1] or the "threenager" phase [2], you can survive with a lot of three things: humor, wine [3], and books. There are a lot of techniques (and sage advice) that can be found in parenting books for toddlers that will help you thrive. Keep reading for eight time-tested gems that will help you navigate the world of toddlerhood [4] with more empathy, wisdom, and laughter.

Toddler 411

The author of Toddler 411, Dr. Ari Brown, is an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and her expertise shows throughout the book. It tackles a variety of topics, from sleep issues to potty-training.

Click to buy: Toddler 411 [6] ($12, originally $17)

On Becoming Toddler Wise

On Becoming Toddler Wise is a terrific resource for parents looking to get their children on a regimented schedule for feeding and sleeping.

Click to buy: On Becoming Toddler Wise [7] ($8, originally $14)

Fathering your Toddler

Oftentimes, parenting books are written for mothers, so this one brings the other perspective of how to parent as a father. Each chapter is devoted to three months of a toddler's life between the ages of two and three.

Click to buy: Fathering Your Toddler [8] ($11, originally $13)

1-2-3 Magic

1-2-3 Magic has been in circulation for over 25 years and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. The book focuses on how to manage unruly behaviors, how to encourage good behaviors, and how to strengthen the parent-child relationship.

Click to buy: 1-2-3 Magic [9] ($3)

The No-Cry Sleep Solution For Toddlers and Preschoolers

This book is a must read for parents who don't want to cry it out with their child but are in need of a sleep solution.

Click to buy: The No-Cry Sleep Solution For Toddlers and Preschoolers [10] ($10, originally $18)

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

This bestseller uses the unique approach of regarding toddlers as primitive thinkers, similar to prehistoric cavemen. The basic concept of this book is to learn how to communicate using small children's language, toddlerese.

Click to buy: The Happiest Toddler on the Block [11] ($14, originally $17)

Feeding Toddlers

A terrific resource for parents who are dealing with picky eaters, this book offers teaching techniques to help cultivate healthy eating habits for your toddler.

Click to buy: Feeding Toddlers [12] ($15)

Toddlers Are Assh*les: It's Not Your Fault

The author of the widely-popular Twitter account The Honest Toddler wrote a book that's equally funny and honest about life with toddlers.

Click to buy: Toddlers Are Assh*les: It's Not Your Fault [13] ($7, originally $11)

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