No event in an adult's life equals both the joy and the terror of becoming a parent for the first time. Fortunately, it's the joy that carries on. But in the beginning, insecurity and fear often take over.
Baby Basics: A Guide for New Parents
by Anne K. Blocker, Anne K. Blocker
A comprehensive book for apprehensive parents Baby Basics is a reassuring guide that takes the worry out of first-time parenting and lets you spend your time enjoying your baby. Filled with sound advice and useful tips, it will help you make the best choices and most practical decisions for your child. From the "Top Six Things to Do Before Baby Arrives" to "Investing in the Future," Baby Basics explains everything you need to know. It will help you identify your options and get a handle on day-to-day matters like feeding, choosing diapers, and finding child care, as well as less obvious responsibilities like writing a will and purchasing life insurance. This indispensable, down-to-earth book will help you save time and money while giving your baby the best.
Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep (La Leche League International Book) (Paperback)
by William Sears, William, MD Sears
Parenting is a full-time, twenty-four-hour-a-day job. Nighttime Parenting was written to make that job easier and to help the whole family--mother, father, baby--sleep better. It helps parents understand why babies sleep differently than adults, offers solutions to nighttime problems, and even describes how certain styles of nighttime parenting can aid in child spacing and lower the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Simply Parenting: Understanding Your Newborn And Infant (Simply Parenting) (Paperback)
by Mary Ann, MD LoFrumento
From the National Parenting Center Review, "There is no shortage of how-to/advice books for new parents but this combo book/DVD set from Halo Productions is among the best you will find. Very clearly written and easy to read, both the book and the DVD are chock full of information that you will need and use. The DVD ties in nicely with the book and vice a versa with parents giving high marks to the production techniques used on the DVD. Whether you are planning ahead, on your way to Lamaze class, or looking for the perfect gift for a baby shower, this support set is an idea we highly recommend"
Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child (Paperback)
by Katie Allison Granju, Betsy Kennedy, William Sears
A perennial bestseller, now revised and updated for a new generation of fathers, this readable, inspiring guide to the world of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is an indispensable treasury of advice, ideas, and suggestions.
Playful Parenting (Paperback)
by Lawrence J. Cohen
Tag, you're it! In Playful Parenting, Lawrence Cohen demonstrates that parents need to lighten up and spend a few hours giggling with their kids. Play is inherently educational for children, he claims, and parents can learn plenty by examining the games kids play--from peekaboo to practical jokes. Rich with ideas for using creativity to be a first-rate playmate and a first-rate parent too.
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer : How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby (Paperback)
by Tracy Hogg, Melinda Blau
When Tracy Hogg’s Secrets of the Baby Whisperer was first published, it soared onto bestseller lists across the country. Parents everywhere became “whisperers” to their newborns, amazed that they could actually communicate with their baby within weeks of their child’s birth. Tracy gave parents what for some amounted to a miracle: the ability to understand their baby’s every coo and cry so that they could tell immediately if the baby was hungry, tired, in real distress, or just in need of a little TLC. Tracy also dispelled the insidious myth that parents must go sleepless for the first year of a baby’s life–because a happy baby sleeps through the night. Now you too can benefit from Tracy’s more than twenty years’ experience.