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“Bringing Up Bébé is a must-read for parents who would like their children to eat more than white pasta and chicken fingers.”— Fox News
“On questions of how to live, the French never disappoint. . . . Maybe it all starts with childhood. That is the conclusion that readers may draw from Bringing Up Bébé.”— The Wall Street Journal
“French women don't have little bags of emergency Cheerios spilling all over their Louis Vuitton handbags. They also, Druckerman notes, wear skinny jeans instead of sweatpants.The world arguably needs more kids who don't throw food.”— Chicago Tribune
“I’ve been a parent now for more than eight years, and—confession—I’ve never actually made it all the way through a parenting book. But I found Bringing Up Bébé to be irresistible."— Slate
It's funny, well written, and an easy read.
We read a lot of parenting books while I was pregnant with our first baby and, while I don't agree with everything, this one just made the most sense to us.
I also was very interested in Druckerman's examination of the ways in which French parents interact with their kids versus the way American parents do this.
I admit I was a bit skeptical when I decided to read this book. I mean really, the French with their reputation for being snobbish and sneering we're going to give me parenting... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Victoria
I very much enjoyed this book. The observations of French family life and their general parenting culture were interesting and I always enjoy comparing and contrasting our American... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Customer J
The author and I don't agree on all point of child-rearing, but it is a beautiful story with some helpful tips thrown in. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Katie Becher
I have borrowed this book several times from my local library, and finally decided I needed to own a copy. Read morePublished 12 days ago by MI Book Shopper
Parenting books generally annoy me. This one read more like a witty and heartfelt journey into French style parenting from an often neurotic American's perspective. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kim Scott
As an expat living overseas, I have tried to embrace the differences in culture. When I discovered I was pregnant, I picked up this book right away! Read morePublished 13 days ago by Valerie Turner
This book is only helpful if you plan on moving to Paris and raising your baby there. I only read 60% of it because I got annoyed about how much better childcare is in Paris verse... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Erica D Spates
I held off on reading this thinking I would hate it. I could not have been more wrong! It was excellent. So interesting and thought provoking. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jo Sciremammano