Parenting Book Recommendations

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Registered: 05-27-2011
Parenting Book Recommendations
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 11:40am

Hey Moms out there

Wondering if you guys have any recommendations on parenting books? So far I have spoken to some people and they have recommended the book "Babywise" but I searched the book up and it has mixed reviews. Thoughts?

Any books on how to get into a good sleep routine?

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Registered: 09-20-2002
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 12:25pm
Hi, I can tell you what books worked well for me with my oldest (I work at a children's book catalog company, so we get hundreds of books and these really were the "best of the best" that I found).

No-Cry Sleep Solution - I can happily say that after using this book with my then-3 year old, he now easily puts himself to bed and we've not had any issues with bedtime ever.

Another one by the same author, her ideas are easy to put into action...
No-Cry Discipline Solution

for toddlers and up
Raising Your Spirited Child - this one was a life-saver, honestly, when dealing with any typical toddler personalities with ideas that can be used for the rest of their life.

Those are three off the top of my head, I'll see what else I have on my bookshelf!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2011
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 1:38pm
I had a ton of baby books because I love to read. My FAV by far was Baby 411. I loved it for when things come up and you are like..."Crap...what do I do ?" lol Also helped me figure out when I should call the doc and when things weren't a big deal. I plan to by the updated version for this baby.

I also liked No Cry Sleep Solution.
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 4:13pm

I used The Baby Whisperer when DS was younger and thought it had some great suggestions.