Parenting Books

Feeding Children Better: Ellyn Satter’s ‘Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family’

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, How to eat, how to raise good eaters, how to cook, Ellyn Satter, author of child of mind, feeding with love and good sense

According to one of the best ever parenting books, Ellyn Satter’s Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family, the number one secret to feeding children better is to eat together. Children who have family meals, Satter tells us, do better in all respects: nutritionally, socially, emotionally, academically, and importantly in resistance to overweight, dieting behavior,...
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The Best Parenting Books for New Parents

Crop of the Cover: Let the Baby Drive - Navigating the Road of New Motherhood

Full disclosure: This list of the best parenting books for new parents is from the perspective of someone who leans towards an attachment parenting style, prefers not to leave her babies to cry, likes to ‘wear’ her babies (but also likes to put them down some), and thinks you should sleep with your baby...
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The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know Right at the Beginning

Cover of The Baby Book, four naked babies of different skin and hair colours, sitting in a row facing away from the camera

One of my favourite parenting books for new parents is The Baby Book by Martha and Dr William Sears. It’s my standard gift for new parents to be, because it not only covers “Everything you need to know from birth to age two” it does it with a lovely philosophy that is kind to...
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What’s in ‘The No Cry Sleep Solution’ by Elizabeth Pantley

The No-Cry Sleep Soluition cover, a close up of a peacefully sleeping baby

I have written about our experiences with the No Cry Sleep Solution method, so now here is a list of the chapter headings to give you a more detailed idea of what the book covers. The No Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley...
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Elizabeth Pantley’s ‘The No-Cry Sleep Solution’, or ‘When will my baby start sleeping through the night?’

the no-cry sleep solution cover, with a sleeping baby on the front

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley is one of my all time favourite parenting books, particularly for the first two years (although I also recently referred to its sleep tables when considering changing my nine year old’s bedtime). My first baby was not a good sleeper. Looking back with the experience of two...
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