Planet Parent {Book Review}

Who are the best parents in the world?
And what are their secrets?

Planet ParentFrom morning sickness to tricky teenagers, fussy eaters to iPad addicts, the core challenges facing parents are the same all over the world – but how each country deals with them is astonishingly different.

In Planet Parent, Mark Woods looks in every corner of the globe to find the very nest parenting tips and techniques. He gets the lowdown on potty training success in China, learns why French kids eat vegetables rather than throw them and discovers how much screen time Apple boss Steve Jobs allowed his children.

Written by Mark Woods
ISBN: 9781908281807

Over the years I have read many parenting books, all claiming that they know the best solution on how to bring up children. They preach that if you follow their guidance your child will suddenly start eating their greens, will sleep through the night or be potty trained within a matter of days. Whilst these books help some parents and in turn their children, it doesn’t mean that we all fit into that mould. Planet Parent looks at parenting differently, it takes the parenting techniques from around the world to show that we all parent differently.

A remarkable funny parenting book that showcases the world’s best ways to bring up children, from the Finnish baby box that contains the essentials plus can double up as a cot for the first year (they even set one over to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when Prince George was born) to the French way of weaning which introduces children to the tastes and then textures later on.

Available in paperback and on Kindle from Amazon from £9.99 and on paperback from all other good book retailers.

About Mark Woods

Inspired by the birth of his first son Mark Woods wrote Pregnancy for Men which soon became an international bestseller translated into multiple languages with the Chinese version in particular becoming a big hit with parents. Now Mark has taken this international perspective one step further and unearthed the best global perspectives on everything from fertility, pregnancy, sleep and feeding to learning, discipline and much more – all covered in the humorous, accessible, concise style that has already seen his books so well received by mothers and fathers alike across a host of different countries.


To celebrate the recent launch of Planet Parent, Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have a copy of the book to giveaway.

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Planet Parent

Disclosure: I received a copy of Planet Parent FOC for the purpose of review



  1. Louise S
    July 22, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Make the most of today. Tomorrow they’re that little bit older.

  2. Nicki Evans
    July 22, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Take the time to appreciate the good times and remember that the not so good won’t last forever.

  3. ashleigh allan
    July 22, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Don’t worry too much!

  4. Graham Riches
    July 22, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    appreciate them while they’re young

  5. louise worsell
    July 23, 2015 / 8:48 am

    As long as your kids are happy and healthy that’s all that matters

  6. laura stewart
    July 23, 2015 / 9:00 am

    sleep when they sleep xx

  7. aaron broad
    July 23, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Sleep whenever you can

  8. Samantha R
    July 23, 2015 / 10:48 am

    You know best!

  9. Hekna
    July 23, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    To trust your instincts. No one knows your baby better than you.

  10. Rachel Butterworth
    July 24, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Find your own way of doing things, just because it works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for you.

  11. Jessica Powell
    July 25, 2015 / 1:00 am

    Spending time together is more important than spending money x

  12. Leah Wheatley
    July 25, 2015 / 5:29 am

    That you as a parent are not perfect an it is OK to make mistakes along the way

  13. Penni
    July 25, 2015 / 9:26 am

    “Being a perfect parent would be another way to mess up your child! Imagine having to live up to that…”

  14. Kristy Brown
    July 25, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Always trust your instincts

  15. Sharon Hopkinson
    July 25, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Relax. The mess doesn’t matter.

  16. leanne weir
    July 25, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    trust your instincts

  17. Harley
    July 25, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Time costs nothing x

  18. Elizabeth Hinds
    July 26, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Just love them 🙂

  19. Corinne Peat
    July 27, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Don’t compare how quickly your children learn to do things with other children, they all learn at different speeds.

  20. Barry Page
    July 27, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Establish a bedtime routine…and stick to it!

  21. Clare H
    July 27, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    to always trust your own instincts

  22. July 30, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    Trust your instincts and don’t let anyone judge the way you parent!!

  23. Samantha Loughlin
    July 31, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Intuition definitely and just what my harts telling me

  24. Julie Ward
    July 31, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Don’t do it on a backstreet, (sex) a if I would, really mother bless her little cotton socks

  25. kayleigh Bates
    August 1, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    You can only try your best

  26. Susie Wilkinson
    August 1, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Don’t sweat the small stuff!

  27. August 2, 2015 / 7:55 am

    Enjoy every previous moment, they grow up too fast

  28. kay lou smith
    August 2, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    You know best!

  29. carole n
    August 2, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    have fun. life is too short

  30. Laura Nice
    August 3, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Dont stress the small stuff! 🙂

  31. claire little
    August 3, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    trust your instinct.

  32. Minnie15
    August 4, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Everything is temporary – particularly helpful tantrums and patience! 🙂 x

  33. Monica Gilbert
    August 4, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Don’t be afraid to get out of the house.

  34. Tim Woolfenden
    August 6, 2015 / 8:41 am

    Teach by and lead ny example

  35. Natalie Jones
    August 6, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    The cleaning can wait!!

  36. Sharon Mclauchlan
    August 6, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    trust your instincts

  37. Rebecca Powell
    August 6, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Accept help from as many people as offer it to you

  38. Caroline Signey
    August 6, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Don’t stress over housework, making sure you’re children are well looked after and given your time is the most important

  39. katie w
    August 6, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    trust your instincts

  40. Richard Tyler
    August 6, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Enjoy every moment 🙂

  41. Jodie W
    August 6, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Pick your battles

  42. Diana
    August 6, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    That you’ll need a lot of patience!

  43. Katie
    August 6, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    if you need help then reach out and ask for it. People like to help.

  44. Lisa Pond
    August 7, 2015 / 7:20 am

    Don’t listen to advice – follow your instinct

  45. Hannah Igoe
    August 7, 2015 / 8:15 am

    Trust your instincts you know your child best. It can be so confusing when people offer their unsolicited advice, so you just have to trust your gut.

    August 7, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Make the most of what you have, dont keep up with the Jone’s & be in debt.

  47. Spencer Broadley
    August 7, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Just be firm but nice

  48. Kelly Smith
    August 7, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Pick your battles!

  49. melissa hall
    August 7, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    trust your own instincts!

  50. Jill fairbank
    August 7, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Enjoy every second and celebrate every milestone

  51. Natalie Crossan
    August 7, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Don’t sweat the small stuff!

  52. Victoria Prince
    August 7, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so stop trying to be!

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