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Old 10-26-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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Hi everyone, I figure since our LO is due to arrive within the next few weeks that I might want to read something to prepare for when he comes home.

Anyone have a good basic book about babies that they recommend?

I have a degree in child development, so I know the basics but I'd love anything that isn't super analytical and covers basic "hey you should/shouldn't do this." If it helps, I hate the What to Expect When You're Expecting book. It's organized weird and it scares me more than helps me.

I'm planning to breastfeed but other than that, DH and I are pretty laid back/open about his care...right now. I'm sure I'll turn into super nervous first time mother once he gets here.

Anything I should absolutely read?


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My aunt, who is a pediatric nurse, gave me this one. Heading Home with Your Newborn I found it to be really helpful, easy to read, and interesting. I recommend it.
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I enjoyed The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Baby Whisperer. My personal favorite was 12 Hours Sleep in 12 Weeks. I'm a person who needs a schedule and step-by-step directions, but I didn't want something too rigid. I followed the directions, and my daughter has been an excellent sleeper. I can't wait to get started with my two week old (you're not supposed to start until 6 weeks).
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Thank you! I will check them out. I appreciate the suggestions!
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The Self Calmed Baby is a must readfor all new parents.


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Have a 2 month old and liked The Happiest Baby on The Block and The Wonder Weeks.
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