Bringing Up Bébé - Pamela Druckerman

Bringing Up Bébé

By Pamela Druckerman

  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4.5
From 251 Ratings


The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children.
*This edition also includes Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting

“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

“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

When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a “French parent.” But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How?

With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.


  • I’m so happy I found this book!

    By Sam th
    I read this book halfway through my pregnancy to my first daughter. It took all the fear of the unknown about how best to help my little one grow and not lose myself in her. I followed many of the little nuances I picked up from the book on our very first day together in the hospital. By two months she was sleeping through the night, and now she’ll be 5 months and has a set eating schedule too. We rarely have bad moments with her anymore, because I’m thinking she always knows what to expect next in her day. I recommend this book to all my mom friends. It was a lifesaver. Thanks to this book we are not a to regimented family but a flexible happy one!
  • Bringing Up bébe

    By Mariela Diaz
    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of resources. From recipes to articles. It has an extensive reference list. Great tips for moms to be! I highly recommend it if you feel parenting should be done different in the USA.