Parenting Book Recommendations

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-2011
Parenting Book Recommendations
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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.
http://www.amazon.com/No-Cry-Sleep-Solution-Gentle-Through/dp/0071381392/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311870139&sr=1-1

Another one by the same author, her ideas are easy to put into action...
No-Cry Discipline Solution
http://www.amazon.com/No-Cry-Discipline-Solution-Encourage-Behavior/dp/0071471596/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311870139&sr=1-4

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.
http://www.amazon.com/Raising-Your-Spirited-Child-Rev/dp/0060739665/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311870042&sr=1-1

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

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