Harvey Karp, Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child, Marc Weissbluth, Parenting, Richard Ferber, sleep training, The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer, What to Expect the First Year
These are my most favorite baby parenting books. If you are pregnant or have a baby I highly recommend the following 5 books.
I bought and read a lot of other books like the Sears family books, Tracey Hogg’s the baby whisperer, Baby Wise by Ezzo and several others that are less popular and not worth mentioning but these books below were my favorite by far.
I found the “attachment parenting” books to be a little too “soft” for my taste (hence the Ferber and Weissbluth who are strict advocates of sleep training). Weissbluth is a little less strict then Ferber (but still tough).You can find an amazing podcast of his on sleep training on ITUNES U from the 92nd St Y-Parenting Experts Series-Dr. Marc Weissbluth.
The Karp and Brazelton books are “gentler” and packed with good advice based on extensive experience.
The “What to Expect” series are a classic in their own right. Even though they have a website, an app and frequent mailings I felt I got more out of the book formats.
I will write at a later point about my sleep training adventures…