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Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

LOVE: 113 NEUTRAL: 40
REGRET: 2 WANT: 38

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LOVE: 113 NEUTRAL: 40
REGRET: 2 WANT: 38
  • The BEST parenting book I read, by far. The perfect reference for parents looking to raise their baby in an easy-going, relaxed and yet, structured environment. I'll gift this to all new mom friends! Sep 16, 2019

    • Leigh B.
    • Greensboro, North Carolina

    A funny and truly enjoyable read with a side of useful parenting advice thrown in! Sep 11, 2019

  • Easy read, funny, and great ideas! I found this a great read for parents in the late-infancy or early toddler phase. Aug 28, 2019

  • Fun and hilarious with a parenting philosophy that resonates with me. We believe in good sleep and eating habits, and in lots of freedom with safe boundaries and this book articulates that perfectly Aug 01, 2019

  • Provided some different perspectives on things (like creating good sleepers and eaters) than those of my surrounding culture. Some weird generalizations of US parenting habits used as comparisons. Apr 16, 2019

  • I loved this book! It's hilarious and such an easy book to read. It's certainly not a step by step book on what to do with a baby, but it's a great book! Jan 31, 2019

    • Ann M.
    • Tacoma, Washington

    Funny, entertaining parenting book. I enjoyed learned about the French approach to parenting. Jan 04, 2019

  • When it comes to parenting advice, I like to crowd source from different experts, doctors, cultures and regular mamas. This book is great at bucking the American parenting trends for a fresh approach. Oct 11, 2018

  • Great read! Sep 24, 2018

  • Love this book and the parenting lessons in it. Mar 12, 2018

  • I definitely did not agree with all sentiments of this author, but found it to be a genuinely amusing book with some good advice and topics to think about within our own household. Feb 25, 2018

  • I love the real life examples and was intrigued to learn about the differences between American and French parenting techniques! Feb 11, 2018

  • Really fun read with some great advice. I love reading about different parenting styles and choosing which aspects work best for us. Feb 04, 2018

  • Interesting insight into another cultures way of treating hospitalized mothers and raising babies. I’ve definitely adopted a few new customs after reading (I’m American). Jan 25, 2018

  • I loved this book and the french approach to babies. A must read in my opinion. Jan 22, 2018

  • Probably my favorite parenting read, ever. French parenting is the best! Dec 01, 2017

  • loved reading this book - great to see a different parenting perspective Nov 28, 2017

  • Really enjoyed this book. I thought it made a lot of good points and did a good job comparing different parenting styles. Oct 11, 2017

  • I *loved* this book. The general attitude of the French in regards to parenting really resonated with me in a way that American parenting doesn't a lot of the time. Loved hearing another perspective. Aug 10, 2017

  • Loved this! The French methods felt intuitive to me. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who may be a helicopter parent as the approach leans more hands-off. A great look into another culture. Jul 24, 2017

  • LOVED this book. Such a fresh and eye-opening perspective on parenting. Something to really strive for without making you feel like you're failing at everything! Highly recommend. May 10, 2017

  • A fun read, gives a different perspective on child rearing in a light way. Apr 20, 2017

  • Great book! Helps put parenting into perspective. Apr 06, 2017

  • Great advice on French parenting! Feb 09, 2017

  • Read this just after my LO was born and it was such a welcome source of laughter. Jan 05, 2017

  • The theories are good, but I found the author borderline insufferable. Have to trudge through her crazy to get to the nuggets of wisdom. Dec 06, 2016

  • I really enjoyed the parenting philosophies in this book. So different than typical American thought processes. Nov 30, 2016

    • Megan G.
    • San Francisco, California

    It’s hilarious, not overly preachy, and helped set our expectations for life with a baby. In France, babies “do their nights” (aka, sleep through the night) by four months. Nov 06, 2016

  • I enjoyed this book and loved some of the tips but practically speaking I think most parents will just have to find their own way. Oct 06, 2016

    • Amy N.
    • Lumberton, Texas

    Great book! Oct 05, 2016

  • LOVED this book. Lots of practical advice for raising happy, well-mannered children. Sep 29, 2016

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  • The BEST parenting book I read, by far. The perfect reference for parents looking to raise their baby in an easy-going, relaxed and yet, structured environment. I'll gift this to all new mom friends! Sep 16, 2019

    • Leigh B.
    • Greensboro, North Carolina

    A funny and truly enjoyable read with a side of useful parenting advice thrown in! Sep 11, 2019

  • Easy read, funny, and great ideas! I found this a great read for parents in the late-infancy or early toddler phase. Aug 28, 2019

  • Fun and hilarious with a parenting philosophy that resonates with me. We believe in good sleep and eating habits, and in lots of freedom with safe boundaries and this book articulates that perfectly Aug 01, 2019

  • Provided some different perspectives on things (like creating good sleepers and eaters) than those of my surrounding culture. Some weird generalizations of US parenting habits used as comparisons. Apr 16, 2019

  • I loved this book! It's hilarious and such an easy book to read. It's certainly not a step by step book on what to do with a baby, but it's a great book! Jan 31, 2019

    • Ann M.
    • Tacoma, Washington

    Funny, entertaining parenting book. I enjoyed learned about the French approach to parenting. Jan 04, 2019

  • When it comes to parenting advice, I like to crowd source from different experts, doctors, cultures and regular mamas. This book is great at bucking the American parenting trends for a fresh approach. Oct 11, 2018

  • Great read! Sep 24, 2018

  • Love this book and the parenting lessons in it. Mar 12, 2018

  • I definitely did not agree with all sentiments of this author, but found it to be a genuinely amusing book with some good advice and topics to think about within our own household. Feb 25, 2018

  • I love the real life examples and was intrigued to learn about the differences between American and French parenting techniques! Feb 11, 2018

  • Really fun read with some great advice. I love reading about different parenting styles and choosing which aspects work best for us. Feb 04, 2018

  • Interesting insight into another cultures way of treating hospitalized mothers and raising babies. I’ve definitely adopted a few new customs after reading (I’m American). Jan 25, 2018

  • I loved this book and the french approach to babies. A must read in my opinion. Jan 22, 2018

  • Probably my favorite parenting read, ever. French parenting is the best! Dec 01, 2017

  • loved reading this book - great to see a different parenting perspective Nov 28, 2017

  • Really enjoyed this book. I thought it made a lot of good points and did a good job comparing different parenting styles. Oct 11, 2017

  • I *loved* this book. The general attitude of the French in regards to parenting really resonated with me in a way that American parenting doesn't a lot of the time. Loved hearing another perspective. Aug 10, 2017

  • Loved this! The French methods felt intuitive to me. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who may be a helicopter parent as the approach leans more hands-off. A great look into another culture. Jul 24, 2017

  • LOVED this book. Such a fresh and eye-opening perspective on parenting. Something to really strive for without making you feel like you're failing at everything! Highly recommend. May 10, 2017

  • A fun read, gives a different perspective on child rearing in a light way. Apr 20, 2017

  • Great book! Helps put parenting into perspective. Apr 06, 2017

  • Great advice on French parenting! Feb 09, 2017

  • Read this just after my LO was born and it was such a welcome source of laughter. Jan 05, 2017

  • The theories are good, but I found the author borderline insufferable. Have to trudge through her crazy to get to the nuggets of wisdom. Dec 06, 2016

  • I really enjoyed the parenting philosophies in this book. So different than typical American thought processes. Nov 30, 2016

    • Megan G.
    • San Francisco, California

    It’s hilarious, not overly preachy, and helped set our expectations for life with a baby. In France, babies “do their nights” (aka, sleep through the night) by four months. Nov 06, 2016

  • I enjoyed this book and loved some of the tips but practically speaking I think most parents will just have to find their own way. Oct 06, 2016

    • Amy N.
    • Lumberton, Texas

    Great book! Oct 05, 2016

  • LOVED this book. Lots of practical advice for raising happy, well-mannered children. Sep 29, 2016

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