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I actually liked this book, The Better Way to Care for Your Baby: A Week-by-Week Illustrated Companion for Parenting and Protecting Your Child Using the Latest and Safest Techniques It was written by Robin Elise Weiss, who is not only a mom of eight, but also a childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, and lactation counselor, as well as the pregnancy and childbirth expert for About.com! This isn’t the first book she has written either, she has written nine books total on pregnancy and birth. Her work has also been featured in Newsweek, Working Mother and American Baby. How is that for credentials, if you happen to look for those kinds of things. (wry smile).
Robin gives a pretty unbiased view of bringing up baby, however, she does mention co-sleeping, attachment parenting, baby-wearing, breastfeeding all in a positive light. All of which I liked. She has Hot Mama tips, Affirmation quotes and Mama Moments in her sidebars throughout the book to offer encouragement to moms desiring to get back in shape, on baby’s development and mama’s mothering. The photos of the mothers and babies throughout the book are beautiful.
The rest of the information is up-to-date and current, of course, but for those who are already parents it is a book that will serve as a refresher of things forgotten or as a reference for those perplexing things that come up that you just want to know if it’s normal or not for your baby to do.
This would make a nice baby shower gift for new parents.
The Better Way to Care for Your Baby is available at major retailers and costs $19.99.