Day 10 Tips and Tricks: Baby books

by Andrea Cooley

Technically, I don't have any first-hand parenting experience yet, BUT I do have a stack of books that have been recommended to me by other mom's and dad's that I can share!

I haven't read these cover-to-cover, but I have a feeling Adam and I will be referring to the often over the next few months.

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)

The woman who taught our Bradley method birthing class recommended this book. My goal is to turn to it before I freak myself out looking things up on Google. I found a copy at a used-book store, score!

And how can you go wrong when there are cute baby butts on the cover?

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

I am praying I will be able to breastfeed our baby and have heard this is a great resource. I'm also hoping to go to a weekly postpartum group that helps with breastfeeding, so I should have a good support system!

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Adam and I know our sleep schedules will never be the same after the baby is born, but it's our goal to get him on a good schedule as soon as we can! I've never been a good sleeper, especially not when I was a baby according to my mom, so I've told Adam it's his job to teach the baby how to be a good sleeper. We'll see how that goes!

Spirit-Led Parenting: From Fear to Freedom in Baby's First Year

I discovered this book over at Sorta Crunchy. As soon as I read the description, I knew I had to get it. The author writes "I'm an oldest child, an honor student, and a lifelong perfectionist."

Sound familiar to anyone else?I can relate to what she's saying and I'm not even a mom yet! The book is written by two women who felt like failures during the first year of their baby's life. Like they couldn't do anything right. There are times when I feel like that now!

Subconsciously I already have expectations of what the first weeks and months will look like. And I can only imagine that when things don't go as expected, and I'm sleep-deprived and hormonal and overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of a new baby, if I don't choose to give myself grace, my critical, perfectionist tendencies will rear their ugly heads.

I've only just started this book, but I think it's going to be really good! Has anyone else read it?

Any books I missed that are must-reads?
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Andrea Cooley

  1. Goodness! Such an honor to have Spirit-Led Parenting featured in a group of such classic and helpful baby care books. Thank you so much! The Baby Book was a great guide for me, and I know both Laura (my co-author) and I found Elizabeth Pantley's No-Cry Sleep Solution to be helpful with our littles.
    Thank you again!

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