Just as I turned to pregnancy books before my little one was born, I turned to parenting books in the first few weeks after her birth.
Here is a short list of the titles I would recommend, buy for close friends and keep on my bookshelf for years to come.
Before I had my daughter, I never imagined I’d allow her to nurse as much as she wanted—sometimes using me as a pacifier. I was staunchly against co-sleeping, and couldn’t imagine holding her nearly every waking hour. I’ll be honest; my perception of “attachment parenting” was that it’s a new age-y concept designed for SAHMs […]
According to the renowned William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N., there is a very good argument to support co-sleeping, or sleeping with your baby. The pair prefer the term ?shared sleep? when it comes to parents and babies sharing beds and sleep-time. They claim that teaching or training the young baby to put herself […]
All of my children have had “security blankets”: that favorite blanket they absolutely can’t live without or get to sleep without. My third daughter loved her “blankie” so much that she gave it a name. She carried it everywhere for years until it was threadbare and worn. After several years, I discovered that “blankie” would […]
I remember when I was a new mom and I thought I knew it all. I’d read every bit of expert information regarding the raising of my baby as I could get my hands on, and by all accounts my daughter was thriving and brilliant and wonderful. I must have been doing something right, so […]