Dublin South West Branch

We currently have 2 birth pools from ‘Birth Pool in a Box’ for use. One is the ‘mini’ and the other is ‘Birth Pool in a Box Eco Pro’.

Sizing details:https://www.birthpoolinabox.co.uk/pages/size-guide

A TENS machine is also available through the library. Contact Rachael for more information.

Please see below a list of the books we currently have available. All books and items are available to borrow free of charge to Cuidiú members. Please contact Rachael by email on library.cuidiudsw@gmail.com or through the Facebook group if you would like to borrow or reserve a birth pool, TENS machine or book.

Borrowing Guidelines

  • This service is currently available to paid members only.
  • Lending and reservation lists are on a “First Come, First Served” basis
  • You are responsible for the book and it should be returned in the condition that it was given to you in
  • Should the book become damaged or lost you must either replace the book or pay the cost price so we may replace it
  • Guide rental time is 1 month however you may request to hold onto the book for longer if there is no reserve on it
  • In order to borrow a pool from us you firstly need to be a paid member of Cuidiu and show proof of membership (screenshot is fine). Secondly, we ask for a €50 cash refundable deposit.

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (4th edition) – Sheila Kitzinger x 2

Breastfeeding your Baby – Sheila Kitzinger

Homebirth and Other Alternatives to Hospital – Sheila Kitzinger

The New Experience of Childbirth – Sheila Kitzinger

Plan to get Pregnant: 10 Steps to Maximize Fertility – Zita West

The Best Friends’ Guide to Pregnancy – Vicki Iovine  

Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin

Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin

Birth Matters – Ina May Gaskin

Hypnobirthing – Marie Mongan

Childbirth without Fear – Grantly Dick- Read

Birth and Breastfeeding – Michael Odent

Breastfeeding – Renfrew, Fisher and Arms

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads to be (3rd edition) – Brott and Ash

Three in a Bed: the Benefits of Sleeping with your Baby – Deborah Jackson

Gentlebirth – Tracy Donegan (CD and book)

The Happiest Baby on the Block – Harvey Karp (DVD)

Sleep, sleep, sleep now (CD)

Development, Parenting and Weaning

Baby Development – Dr Claire Halsey

The Wonder Weeks – Van de Rijt and Plooij X2

The Healthy Baby Meal Planner- Annabel Karmel

Weaning- Annabel Karmel x2

The Baby led Weaning Cookbook – Rapley and Murkett

Feeding your Baby Day by Day- Fiona Wilcock

Parenting is Child’s Play – David Coleman

Parenting is Child’s Play: The Teenage Years – David Coleman

Baby Led Weaning, Helping your Baby to love good food – Rapley and Murkett

My Child won’t eat! – Carlos González

What to Expect: The toddler’s years – Murkoff, Eisenberg and Hathaway

What Every Parent Needs to Know – Margot Sunderland

Raising Boys – Biddulph x2

Raising Girls – Biddulph

The no cry Sleep Solution – Elizabeth Pantley

Bully-proof Kids – Stella O’Malley

Siblings without Rivalry – Faber and Mazlish

Waiting for Baby – Rachel Fuller

My New Baby – Rachel Fuller