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Know What You're Doing When You Bring Baby Home

A guide by Elizabeth Cullman (New York)

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I still look back on the day when I brought my first child home from the hospital and I canít believe they sent me home with him! I had no idea about what I was doing. Now that I am a mother of four, I know what I am doing and I have read all the parenting books out there. These are the ones that I wish I had read before I brought my babies home. Some are classics and others are newer ones that I really like. I recommend reading them before you bring your baby home because by the time you get your child home you are so stressed out and sleep deprived you wonít remember much any way. But for that same reason, I recommend reading them again after you have given birth. They will save you a world of pain.

My absolute favorites are:
The Happiest Baby on the Block
SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior--Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood
What to Expect When You're Expecting: Fourth Edition
What to Expect the First Year (What to Expect (Workman Publishing))
What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)
Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care: What You Need to Know for the First Year from America's Most Trusted Nanny

Parenting and Development:
Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five (Revised Edition)
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood
Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old
Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender
The Contented Little Baby: The Simple Secrets of Calm, Confident Parentting
The Diaper Diaries: The Real Poop on a New Mom's First Year

Reference:
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th Edition: Birth to Age 5
Your Baby's First Year Week by Week
Your Baby's First Year: Third Edition
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, 2nd Edition
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide

Sleep specific:
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole Family (Sears Parenting Library)
The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours aNight

Play:
Baby Play (Gymboree)
Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love

Sign Language:
Teach Your Baby to Sign: An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies
Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, Third Edition
SIGN with your BABY - Quick Start Baby Sign Language (ASL) Kit: Includes Book, How-to DVD, Quick Reference Guide
Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers, New & Expanded Edition

Food and Feeding:
Blender Baby Food: Over 125 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Meals
The Baby Food Bible: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On

Just for the Dads:
The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year

Figuring Out What Stuff to Get:
Baby Bargains, 8th Edition: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Gear, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More! (Baby Bargains: ... on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys,)
Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear (Girlfriends' Guides)

Journals/log books:
My Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal for Baby's First Year
The Essential Baby Organizer: Birth to One Year (The Essential Organizers)

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3.  Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)  by Denise Fields
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7.  What to Expect the First Year (What to Expect (Workman Publishing))  by Heidi Murkoff
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8.  What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life  by Lise Eliot
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9.  The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition) [Bargain Price]  by Martha Sears
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14.  Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood  by Jenny McCarthy
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17.  The Contented Little Baby: The Simple Secrets of Calm, Confident Parentting  by Gina Ford
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18.  The Diaper Diaries: The Real Poop on a New Mom's First Year  by Cynthia L. Copeland
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20.  Your Baby's First Year Week by Week  by Glade B. Curtis
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24.  On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep  by Robert Bucknam
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25.  The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night  by Elizabeth Pantley
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28.  Baby Play (Gymboree)  by Wendy S. Masi
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29.  Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love  by Susan Goodwyn
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30.  Teach Your Baby to Sign: An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies  by Monica Beyer
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31.  Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, Third Edition  by Linda P. Acredolo
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Elizabeth Cullman (New York)
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Last updated: 8/14/10
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