Natural Parenting UK Bookshop
Welcome to Natural Parenting UK’s online Bookstore. I have hand selected some of the books that have provided some of the best information and resources for parents wishing to make informed choices and that provide inspiration!
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- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Post Partum and Breastfeeding
- Parenting – Newborns upward
- Co-Sleeping & the Family Bed
- Health, Immunisations
Special Delivery, Rahima Baldwin
An informative book that covers every topic of pregnancy with a very detailed explanation of childbirth. Gives empowering advice on everything from pain relief and homebirth to emergencies and life after delivery.
HomeBirth, Nicky Wesson
If you are expecting a baby or have previously experienced hospital birth, this book is an informative source on giving birth in the comfort of your own home. If you are planning a homebirth, you may have met with resistance (especially a first birth), this book will offer support and information for you and your friends and relatives. Covers all areas of homebirth, communicating with your doctor or midwife, safety concerns, and birth stories.
Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper, Suzanne Arms (Photographer)
A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Birth and Hospital Birth.
Birth Without Violence, Frederick Leboyer
“The book that revolutionized the way we bring our children into the world”.
This book is a poetically written but alarming view on the birth experience of the newborn. It describes how for many decades what little was known about what the newborn experiences and how a more respectful and gentle method of childbirth was discovered. “The Leboyer Method” is a simple, well proven and popular way to birth your baby without causing fear and harm.
Unassisted Homebirth: An Act of Love. by Lynn M. Griesemer
For any who is seriously thinking about a private birth or even if you’re simply curious about this birthing process, this book offers inspiration and confirmation that women are capable of giving birth without interferance.
After the Baby’s
Birth-a woman’s way to wellness, Robin Lim A complete guide for postpartum women, this book offers advice on how to care for your baby and yourself in the weeks and months following birth.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League International
The bible of breastfeeding. Whether you plan to, already are or know someone who might this book has it all ! Covers technique, concerns, problems, emotional and physical issues and so much more…
You are Your Child’s First Teacher, Rahima Baldwin
This book is widely considered an introduction and foundation to nurturing parenting. The author covers many aspects of child development from before birth and advocates the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner and the Waldorf parenting movement.
Hip Mama Survival Guide, Ariel Gore
Advice from the trenches on pregnancy, childbirth, clueless doctors, potty training, toddler avengers, domestic mayhem, and way more.
Raising a Son, Don Elium & Jeanne Elium
In this society we often try to understand why we have the emotional problems we do. From infancy, this book explores specifically how our boys are treated, examining the relationship between parent and son and the far reaching effects of that relationship.
Raising A Daughter, Don Elium & Jeanne Elium
Another fantastic book from the authors on raising happy and healthy daughters. Highly recommended.
Circle Round-Raising Children in the Goddess Traditions, StarHawk,
A one-of-a-kind resource for parents of many faiths and beliefs, this book encourages us to gently open our children’s awareness to the sacredness of life and our connection to the Earth. Lots of ideas for festivals, milestones, and celebrations as well as recipes, craft projects and stories.
The Family Bed, Tine Theverin
One of the biggest topics in early parenting is whether or not co-sleeping is right for your family. This book will answer your questions and offer food for thought if you are undecided on the subject. A ground-breaking book that is widely considered the “bible” of the co-sleeping family. An absolute must-read for all families and an important addition to the natural parenting library.
Nighttime Parenting, William Sears
Parenting and childhood expert, William Sears continues to challenge many myths and methods of main stream parenting in this valuable resource. This La Leche League-endorsed book gives overwhelming evidence of the benefits of co-sleeping. It addresses the issues and concerns many parents may have and encourages 24 hour parenting.
No More Amoxicillin: Preventing and Treating Ear and Respiratory Infections without Antibiotics, Mary Ann Block
A comprehensive book on the most common reason we visit the doctor with our children. Offers medical explanations on how and why plus valuable advice on how to treat and prevent recurring infections.
At a Glance: The Family Guide to Homeopathy, Symptoms and Natural Solutions, Dr. Andrew Lockie.
Easy to read and use. The book helps you to diagnose and treat minor ailments for all family members with the safest form of medicine available. Also provides advice for serious ailments and first aid.
Vaccine Guide : Making an Informed Choice, Randell Neustaedter
Neustaedter, a family primary care physician, helps parents decide whether to immunise infants and children. He discusses toxicity of vaccines, treatments for adverse effects, legal requirements, alternative vaccines, and evaluations of vaccine effectiveness.
Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child : More Than 300 Natural, Non-Toxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends
Valerie Ann Worwood
A wonderful book on aromatherapy, in an A-Z format. information covers conditions from abcess to zona and lists 74 essential oils. A great therapy for babies and children.
Aromatherapy: an A-Z
Patricia Davis and Sarah Budd (Illustrator)
An easy to read book on aromatherapy, and full of useful information and recipes for using essential oils.