5 Books that Made my Life Easier
When my first baby was born I was all over the place. I did not read parenting book before I gave birth. My knowledge and understanding where very limited. When Joe became colic I felt like it's not too late to educate myself on baby matters. I started reading. Well, to be honest, I started listing. I got audiobooks mainly or I would let Siri read the non-audio ones. I will mention below my favorite books in different subjects. They are worth reading and looking into.
1- Brain Rules for Baby:
This is a beautiful book. I read it twice and always go back to it. He is a neuroscientist who in this book tries to separate fact from myth. He mentions a lot of myths and talks about the studies that disproved them. He also talks about certain ideas and concept in how we should raise our kids by providing examples from his own family. One of the things I always remember is the importance of verbalizing our feeling to our kids. I do that with Joe and this helped him try to do the same. Click here to get it.
2- The Sleep Sense Program -- Proven Strategies For Teaching Your Child To Sleep Through The Night
I used the methods in this book to sleep train both my boys. It has lots of information about sleep and I am so glad my kids are sleep trained. I realized that understanding sleep made my life a lot easier. It is less frustrating when you know why your baby is upset and how you can help them. Click here to get it.
3- The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night:
I found this book to be very helpful in the research the author made about sleep. Turns out getting baby to sleep is much more complicated than just rock them to sleep. The training method in this book did not work for me. I found it to work better for a newborn but I was too tired at the time to follow it. It is a good method if you want to sleep train your baby but don't want them to let them cry. Click here to get it.
4- parenting with love and logic:
Parenting comes in many forms and styles. This is how I choose to raise my kids. It helps you teach kids to make their own descions and learning the consequences. The book divided into topics so it's easy to find what you're looking for. It is good to have to be able to go back to it when needed. Click here to get it.
5- Give Peas a Chance: The Foolproof Guide to Feeding Your Picky Toddler:
The author is a pediatric nutritionist and a mom. She gives examples from her home and her clinic. I found this to be very informative about kid's nutrition and their needs. It gives meal and snack examples. Click here to get it.