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Have a Smarter Healthier Baby (or Child)

Lisa Walker "Professional Mom"
The list author says: "I want to do everything I can to help my kids be strong, healthy and smart. There is so much great information out there to help parents like me accomplish that. Here are a few of my favorites."
SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years
SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years
"I just finished reading this one. OMG! It is prbably the most informative book I have ever read abot the topic. If you only get one book from my list, this is the one!Easy to use tips, cool "from the experts" sidebars (Dr. Sears, Dr. Karp, etc.), and a fascinating read."
What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
"Very technical but so informative!Eliot really helps you understand the infant brainand what it needs to develop well."
Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3
Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3
"A great book to teach you about what you can do to give your child a positive environment to develop well. Stamm talks a lot about creating a connected relationship and making sure you have the right childcare which is so important."
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes
"This was one of the first of these books that I read. I found it very helpful. Perlmutter has also written a few books for adults about brain development. He know his stuff!"
Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
"A challanging read by a brilliant author. It is worth trudging through because the message is so important and Healey does such a comprehensive job."
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)
"This classic will teach you everything you need to know about attachment parenting. It is a great reference."
Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start
Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start
"A great way to connect withh and help your child communicate and learn."
Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love
"Cool games and ideas to help baby and have fun!"
Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
"This book really emphasizes the importance of play to your child's intellectual development. I really enjoyed the read."
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
"This book shares a lot of useful research about child development. Some of the information will surprise even the most seasoned parents. It is a very interesting read. I only wish the authors had given more specific parenting advice."
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
"This book will help you understand how your child learns. I found it very helpful."
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting
"Emotional intelligence is such an important issue, even more imortant than IQ. This book explains what itis and how to help your child develop it."
The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind
The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind
"This book talks about a lot of the research about child development. It explains how kids learn about people, things and language. It is an older book now but still a worthy read."
A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
A Mind at a Time: America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed
"Levine explains how all children learn differently. While this book is geared towards elementary age kids, it is great for parents of young kids to have the info."
The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 8 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward
The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 8 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward
"Understand child development, know what to expect and how to ease your child through difficult developmental periods."
Super Baby Food
Super Baby Food
"The BEST book on early nutrition and feeding. It is still the gold standard. It is a must have. Yaron also wrote a great "from the experts" sidebar in the book SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years."
The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally
The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally
"Amazing book! You will never look at play the same way again. Really well written too."
The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life
The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life
"Understand how your baby thinks. There is more going in in that cute head than you think."
The Science of Parenting
The Science of Parenting
"Really easy readable book about brain research. Lots of cool photos that make it an easier read dispite all the scientific info. It is so informative and helps you understand the neurology behind your child's actions."
Touchpoints-Birth to Three
Touchpoints-Birth to Three
"Understand and anticipate your child's develpmental milestones."
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby on the Block
"Helping your child calm himself by using the 5 S's Karp recommends will free your well rested child's brain for learning."
What to Expect When You're Expecting: Fourth Edition
What to Expect When You're Expecting: Fourth Edition
"Taking good care of baby in utero certainly makes for a stronger, smarter baby and Murkoff tells you how."
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep
"Not for everyone... but those who follow it swear by it."
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
"100 lessons to help you child to read. Easy fun lessons, just don't start too soon."
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
"Don't wait to give birth! Start good health practices in the womb so your child can be healthy!"
Top 100 Baby Purees
Top 100 Baby Purees
"Easy healthy recipes for busy moms, like me!"
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
"Breast is best and this book tells you both the how and the why of breastfeeding."
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)
"Figuring the healthiest choice for your child when it comes to vaccines is a little easier with this book."
The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy
The Toddler's Busy Book: 365 Creative Games and Activities to Keep Your 1 1/2- to 3-Year-Old Busy
"I love to keep my kids busy. I think it really keeps helps them to figure out the world better when they have the chance to play and try new activities. This book is filled with great suggestions."
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th Edition: Birth to Age 5
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th Edition: Birth to Age 5
"A classic must have reference book for every parent. Keep your kids healthy with this book."
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
"A great book for when you first get your baby home. Hogg has great suggestions about how to make your baby feel safe and secure."
The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids
The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids
"Berman covers everything: healthy eating, kids and exercise, sleep, self esteem, decision making, and somuch more. Short easy to read chapters."
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
"Let your kids make mistakes so they can learn."
Positive Discipline
Positive Discipline
"The best book on discipline!"
Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
"This book helps you parent and make good choices for your child. they cover almost every topic in the book that you might need help with."
Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
"Great child rearing advice that will lead to high EQ kids!"
The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals
The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals
"Can't get your kid to eat a vegetable? This book will show you how!"
How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much
How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much
"The title says it all. Great advice for healthy eating and avoiding food power struggles."
Baby 411 Book
Baby 411 Book
"Everything you need to know to feel like a competent parent in the early months."
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
"Good sleep makes for good brain development!"