|Superbaby: 12 ways to give your child a head start in the first 3 years by Dr. Jenn Berman|
The first three years of life are the most important for nurturing a child's full potential: that's when they start forming attachments, developing a sense of self, and learning to trust. During this time, there are critical windows of opportunity that parents can take advantage of-if they know how. In a dozen succinct yet information-packed chapters, award-winning columnist and professional therapist Dr. Jenn Berman gives parents the knowledge they need. Her enlightening sidebars, bulleted lists, and concrete, easy-to-use strategies will help parents raise happy, healthy babies…who grow to be flourishing toddlers and successful adults. (Summary from Syndetics, Inc.)
|The Must-Have Mom Manual: Two mothers, two perspectives, one book that tells you everything you need to know by Sara Ellington and Stephanie Triplett|
Whether it is bottle- or breast-feeding, cribs or co-sleeping, getting back to the office or staying home with the kids, best friends Sara Ellington and Stephanie Triplett, the team behind the popular book and radio show The Mommy Chronicles, rarely choose the same option. Lucky for us, in The Must-Have Mom Manual, they discuss the pros and cons of every aspect of child raising, from pacifiers to potty training, bedtimes to birthday parties, day care to Disney World. Their philosophy is simple: There is no one right way to be a mom. Sara and Stephanie just want to make every mother’s life easier. So, with a healthy dose of humor, they share their parenting triumphs and disasters, marital challenges, public meltdowns, and all the knowledge they’ve gained as authors and radio show hosts, with hundreds of tips for moms everywhere. • 10 things not to feel guilty about–because every mother feels bad about something • Answers for new moms about leaving the house with baby for the first time, postpartum depression, accepting help, car seats, and dining out with baby • Sticky parenting decisions–including the consensus on little white lies, family nudity, “correcting” homework, and leaving your child in the car (just for a second) • Managing your household and how to conquer the clutter with special strategies for organizing every room in your home • Products for moms, the best mom-gear, cleaning products–including technology, gadgets, stores, and places to take the kids • Marriage 911, sleep or sex?, how to keep the home fires burning–plus four people who can sabotage your sex life Covering “all things Mommy,” Sara and Stephanie are real mothers delivering real insights, with real laughs, as they tackle and celebrate the challenges and drama of motherhood in the best, easiest, most mom-friendly guide to life with kids today. (Summary from Syndetics, Inc.)
|The Better Way to Care for Your Baby by Robin Elise Weiss|
If you ever wished your newborn came with an owner's manual, The Better Way to Care for Your Baby is it. Nationally recognized pregnancy and baby care expert Robin Elise Weiss, L.C.C.E, provides sage advice for your biggest concerns regarding your baby's growth and development, as well as solutions to everyday issues such as feeding, sleeping, and playtime. Broken down in a helpful month-by-month format each chapter includes: Multiple quick-references-handy checklists of what to know and do and baby data about how your newborn is growing What to Watch For sections-that address any potential complications or concerns including what you can handle yourself and when you should call your doctor Baby Skills-key milestones and cues you should watch for in your baby including reflexes, eye contact, and verbal and physical responses Mama Moments-to help you take care of yourself as you take care of your new baby An indispensable month-by-month guide to your baby's growth, behavior, and development,The Better Way to Care for Your Baby gives you the latest information on hot, and widely debated, topics such as infant feeding, allergies, immunizations, developmental play, and more. (Summary from Syndetics, Inc.)
|Nannies & Au Pairs: Hiring in-home child care by Ilona Bray|
Whether you've got a new baby, toddler, or grade-schooler, turning your child over to someone else is a big transition. How will you find a care giver you trust? How much will in-home care cost? Will you feel forced to pay under the table? And what's the difference between a nanny and an au pair, anyway?