Helpful Parenting Resources
As we come across helpful life and parenting resources that we feel would benefit our readers, we will share them here. These will provide another dimension to your quest for a happy, healthy family.
My Top Six Absolute Favorite
Baby Parenting Books/DVDs
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child: A Practical A to Z Reference to Natural and Conventional Treatments for Infants and Children by Zand, Rountree, and Walton
In the middle of the night, you want a reliable source to answer your questions as to how to relieve your baby's symptoms. This is the book that you will reach for in sickness and in health. Read my full review of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child.
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Your Baby in Pictures -The New Parents Guide to Photographing Your Baby's First Year by Me Ra Koh
Some people just seem to naturally know how to take an awesomely cute baby photo, not me! This book has helped me fake it and look like I actually have talent!
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The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
by Dr. Harvey Karp, M.D.
No one likes to hear a newborn baby crying, and when you've tried everything and nothing seems to work, it's enough to make you cry. This method of calming babies and extending sleep time will make Dr. Karp your best friend. (And me too, for telling you about it!)Read my full review of The Happiest Baby on the Block.
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The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, by Dr. Robert W. Sears
This parenting resource is one that all parents will want to have on their shelf to reference again and again. I wish I had found this book before my first child was born. I know I would have made some different choices if I had.
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Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on baby furniture, gear, clothes, toys, maternity wear and much, much more!
by Denise and Alan Fields
Here is my favorite book on ways to save money on your baby budget. Six hundred pages of advice on what to buy, where to buy it, and why. It's sure to save you some big bucks, or they will give you your money back!
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A Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk
by Diana West and Lisa Marasco,
If you are struggling with a low milk supply (like I did), or even if you just want to take precautions to make sure you don't find yourself in that disheartening situation, this is the book for you.
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Another great new parent resource is our newsletter "The Fourth Trimester". In it, you'll find the latest news about parenting a newborn baby and updates of what's new on our site. We scour the news releases and medical journal updates to make sure you keep informed. It's free and secure (because we hate SPAM as much as you do!).
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