18.3.11

Mama Must Reads!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I wanted to do another, hopefully, helpful post so I wanted to share with you the books that helped me so much with parenting. I would have to say they are definetly must reads for any new mom out there.

#1. What to Expect when you are expecting by Heidi Murkoff. This book is actually I'd have to day the most popular parenting book out there and there is a reason for that. It does a great job of preparing you for what is ahead when you are pregnant and when you have your baby. It is great for answering questions that both moms and dads have.

#2 Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter. I absolutely love this book and it helped me so much. It really helps you to have grace when going through the feeding process. It is a great guide for nutrition, feeding, child development, and parenting. There are personal stories that are really helpful and it really helps to make eating and feeding a positive experience for kids and parents. It goes from newborn and breast feeding and formula feeding all the way to age 5. I highly recommend this book because it will definitely give you a different perspective on feeding your child and make it a fun experience instead of a stressful one.

#3 Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth. This book was truly the most helpful thing for us. we were always trying to find the best way to sleep train Troy but everything kept falling short. We wanted to try the techniques that avoided crying it out first but none of them worked for us and we were getting so frustrated. When this book was introduced to us life changed. We actually found out what sleep was. This book goes from the first month all the way to adolescence. While it does support the cry it out method, it is very gentle and the children really do sleep and each step provides a foundation for the years to come. It is a permanent solution.