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June 29th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Hi all,
Could anyone recommend a good book for the stages of baby-hood? Kind of a "What to Expect" for now that he's here? I've gathered the "What to Expect" for the first year isn't a great one. What books have you all enjoyed? DH and I know nothing about babies! Stages, growth spurts, etc. etc.
thanks in advance!!
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June 29th, 2009, 01:05 PM
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I have never used one so sorry can't recommend one.

I just went with my instincts and my heart....kids will develop at their own pace...I don't see putting a time line with it.
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June 29th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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I got the Dr Sears one. It's called The Baby Book, and I think it covers birth through year two. He's a lot more natural in his approach than the others, and the books tend to actually have correct information on breastfeeding and things like that.
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June 29th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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i have the Dr Sears book too love it!
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June 29th, 2009, 02:58 PM
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Dr. sears =)

I don't like the 'what to expect' series.
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June 29th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Ditto to Dr Sears!
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June 29th, 2009, 03:53 PM
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the Birth Center told us to throw out any What to Expect books and I have never looked at one.
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June 30th, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Okay, thanks all, I have ordered the Dr. Sears book! I guess I'm just a book nerd, but I like having a reference regardless of how individual we all are. I consulted the "What to Expect" book throughout my pregnancy *in addition* to Ina May's guide, Birthing From Within and a whole stack of other reading, so I think I got a pretty wide base to form expectations from.

Anyway- we're doing pretty well except for the whole sore boobs thing...
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June 30th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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i am a book nerd too
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June 30th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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I was just about to reccomend the baby book (sears) it is awesome! I use if for doula work and to loan out as well
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June 30th, 2009, 10:37 AM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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if you are looking for a specific book on soothing a crying/fussy baby, the happiest baby on the block is AMAZING. Cadie was never very fussy but when she did start fussing, that book gave us the skills to calm her right down. It's pretty cheap too.
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