Book suggestions for once babies here

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Registered: 04-01-2004
Book suggestions for once babies here
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 9:31pm

I'm 36 weeks pg with B/G twins. Anyone have any suggestions on books to read in regards to schedules, bf'ing, care, etc? I have a 5yr and 3yr old as well so if there are any books that also help with balancing twins and older children.

I used Baby Wise with my DD and DS and it helped tremendously on getting my kids on schedules and sleeping through the night. I also enjoyed reading Girlfriend's Guide to the First Year.

Thanks
Kelly

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Registered: 07-17-2008
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 10:12pm

Hi Kelly, I don't have any real advice, I'm pretty lax when it comes to parenting books. I just wanted to point out that the Ezzo's methods have been spoken out against by almost everyone, including the AAP.

I've heard good things about a few books on Raising Multiples (http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-psmultiples) but I just cannot for the life of me remember titles. I'm sorry. :-(


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Registered: 04-17-2008
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 10:37pm

I'm currently reading the "Multiples Manuel".... I really don't know how helpful its going to be once my twins get here, but it has brought me a little bit of sanity...
It has some tips on products to consider and others to avoid, baby items that may seem great for multiples but lack in design or function. Along with a list of stroller manufacturers and advice on getting babies on a schedule, etc.
And it can be pretty funny too...
LOL My DD will be 2 in August so I've been trying to figure out how I'm going to juggle everything as well.

Good Luck!!! :)

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Registered: 01-29-2007
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 11:41pm

Hi Kelly!


Meg

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 10:36am

this is what was recommended to me...there is no CIO..it's "mostly" for singles, but there's a whole section on twins since the author is the mother of twins...very practical advice from what I was told. I didn't hear about it until a few weeks ago, lol, so I didn't use it for my twins, but moms on the raising multiples board have, and they love it...

12 hours sleep by 12 weeks old" by Suzy Giordano.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 2:36pm

I've heard good things about the book, Mothering Multiples, especially if you are planning on breastfeeding.

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 11:33pm

I LOVE "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" by Dr. Marc Weissbluth. It's a great education on sleep, and it will help you figure out the best way to handle your babies' sleep needs, based on what problems you encounter and their personalities.


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Registered: 06-18-2004
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 8:13pm

Breastfeeding book: "So that's what they are for"


Sleeping: "Heathly Sleep Habit, Happy Child"


"Happiest Baby on the Block"


"Ready or Not, Here we Come!" By Lyons


I also wanted to mention that there are serious concerns about the Babywise book and the approaches they suggest. I also read the book and used some of the ideas, but I was horrified when I learned about some of the problems with parents trying to follow the ideas in the book. I'll include a couple of links below, but anyone can do a google search and find more information.


http://www.bellybelly.com.au/articles/baby/babywise-dangers-warnings-parents-need-to-know


http://www.ezzo.info/Aney/aneyaap.htm


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Registered: 12-31-2007
Mon, 06-14-2010 - 6:31pm
I'm 34 weeks with b/g twins and I read Juggling Twins.

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