Cuidiú DSE Library

Welcome to the Library of Cuidiú Dublin South East!

Our Cuidiú DSE Library consists of over 60 books on parenting, birth, breastfeeding and more!

All books are available to borrow free of charge to Cuidiú members.

Collection and returns: Foxrock, Dublin.

To find out more, get the full list of titles, check availability or arrange for book collection, please contact:
Ailbhe on 087 957 6352.

You can see the current list of books below. They are organised into the topics of Breastfeeding, Parenting, Sleep, Loss, Challenges, Getting Pregnant & Birth, For Children, and Other.

We are planning to add more books in future. If you have suggestions for anything that should be added, please do get in touch.

Happy reading!

Book List


  1. “Ina May’s guide to breastfeeding”, Ina May Gaskin
  2. “The womanly art of breastfeeding”, Dianne Wiessinger
  3. “The positive breastfeeding book”, Amy Brown
  4. “Breastfeeding made simple”, Nancy Mohrbacher
  5. “The politics of breastfeeding”, Gabrielle Palmer
  6. “Dr Jack Newman’s guide to breastfeeding”, Jack Newman
  7. “Birth and breastfeeding”, Michel Oden
  8. “Adventures in tandem nursing”, Hilary Flower


  1. “Two thousand kisses a day. Gentle parenting through ages and stages”, L R Knost
  2. “The highly sensitive child. Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them”, Elaine N. Aron
  3. “The whole-brain child. 12 proven strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind”, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  4.  “No Drama Discipline”, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  5.  “No bad kids. Toddler discipline without shame”, Janet Lansbury
  6.  “Elevating child care. A guide to respectful parenting”, Janet Lansbury
  7. “The gentle parenting book”, Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  8.  “Gentle Potty Training Book”, Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  9.  “No more meltdowns. Ultimate guide to sensory processing disorder”, Jed Baker
  10.  “15 Minute Parenting”, Joanna Fortune
  11.  “Playful Parenting”, Lawrence J. Cohen
  12.  “How to Talk so Kids Listen & Listen so Kids Talk”, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  13.  “How to Talk so Little Kids Listen”, Joanna Faber
  14.  “Siblings Without Rivalry”, Adele Faber
  15.  “Calm Parents Happy Kids”, Laura Markam
  16.  “Peaceful Parents Happy Kids”, Laura Markham
  17. “Parenting is child’s play”, David Coleman
  18. “Adventures in gentle discipline”, Hilary Flower
  19. “The science of parenting”, Margot Sunderland
  20.  “The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read”, Philippa Perry
  21. “Parenting from the inside out. How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive”, Daniel J. Siegel
  22. “BabyCalm – A guide for calmer & happier parents”, Sarah Ockwell – Smith NEW!


  1. “The gentle sleep book”, Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  2.  “The no cry sleep solution”, Elizabeth Pantley
  3.  “Sweet sleep”, La Leche League International
  4.  “Holistic sleep coaching”, Lyndsey Hookway


  1. “When a baby dies. The experience of late miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death”, Alix Henley
  2. “Miscarriage mom. The unspoken realities of miscarriage and how to cope”, Kristy Parisi
  3. “The story of baby rabbit. A resource to help you talk to young children about miscarriage or stillbirth”, Graeme Smith


  1. “Infertility, IVF and miscarriage: the simple truth”, Sean Watermeyer
  2.  “Depression in new mothers”, Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett

Getting Pregnant & Birth

  1. “Childbirth without fear: the principles and practice of natural childbirth”, Grantly Dick-Read
  2. “Men, love & birth. The book about being present at birth that your pregnant lover wants you to read”, Mark Harris
  3. “Birth and sex. The power and passion”, Sheila Kitzinger
  4. “Spiritual midwifery”, Ina May Gaskin
  5. “It starts with the egg”, Rebecca Fett NEW!
  6. “Taking charge of your fertility”, Toni Weschler NEW!
  7.  “Getting pregnant faster”, Merilyn Glenville NEW!
  8. “Zita West’s Guide to getting pregnant”, Zita West  NEW!
  9. “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth”, Ina May Gaskin NEW!
  10. “The Hypnobirthing Book”, Katherine Graves NEW!
  11. “Birth Reborn”, Michel Odent NEW!
  12. “Gently Birth”, Tracy Donegan NEW!

For Children

  1.  “A very special lady. A story about IVF, an egg donor and a little boy”, Nel Carswell
  2. “And Tango makes three”, Justin Richardson
  3. “You, me and the breast”, Monica Calaf, Mikel Fuentes
  4. “Milky moments”, Ellie Stoneley
  5. “Mama’s milk”, Michael Elsohn Ross
  6.  “Nursies when the sun shines: a little book on night weaning” Catherine C Havener
  7.  “There’s a house inside my mummy”, Giles Andrea
  8. “There’s going to be a baby” John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury


  1. “The wonder weeks”, Frans X. Plooij
  2. “Feed yourself, feed your family good nutrition and healthy cooking for new mums and growing families”, La Leche League International
  3. “Baby – Led Weaning”, Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett NEW!
  4. “The hormone of closeness: the role of oxytocin in relationships”, Kerstin Uvnas Moberg
  5. “Why love matters”, Sue Gerhardt
  6. “Daring greatly. How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead”, Brené Brown
  7. “Entertaining and educating babies and toddlers”, Caroline Young
  8. “Baby Play” and “Toddler Play”, Gymboree Play and Music