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Subject: book for new mom
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 11:15 PM ET
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help! i'm looking for a too much information, no sugar coating honest book about being a new mom. my bff is in her 7th month of baby #1. we're both 23, so we want to hear it like it is, and we don't need polite and proper:) and good ones? thanks!

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Date Posted: 9/18/2007 10:35 AM ET
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Jenny MCarthy is very blunt and she has a book out, I don't recall the name but it is good. Good luck to your friend!

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Date Posted: 9/18/2007 1:17 PM ET
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The forums on Club Member's Thoughts or Hidden Gems get more "traffic"  than this one.  You might get additional recommendations faster there.

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Date Posted: 10/13/2007 4:20 PM ET
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My wife and are are big fans of the Dr.Sears series of books.  He and his wife write them, are in the medical profession, and have 7 or more kids themselves.  Especially useful for parents interested in attachment parenting - a method that is getting an increasing amount of attention with studies indicating benifits in emotional development, IQ, general health, and behavior.  Tomes available on Baby, Sleeping, Toddler, etc. - excellent reference books, especially for natural-parenting minded information freaks (like my wife and I).


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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 6:05 PM ET
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There is a book by Penelope Leach called .. ??..the first five years. I has eighty pages devoted to the exhausting and amazing life of a newborn and its mom. It also has a funny line in the four year old section where a soon to be divorced mom is told to be patient about ?s like who will cook daddys supper now that he moved. She says ..dont say, that tart he left us for or something thereabouts

Good Luck' Jill

here is the titleYour Baby and Child : From Birth to Age Five (New Version) Author: Penelope Leach

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Date Posted: 10/18/2007 9:07 PM ET
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I second the Sears' book.  It's very good.  IIRC it's just called The Baby Book or something like that.  Martha Sears is one author.


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Date Posted: 10/23/2007 10:02 PM ET
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I really don't think you need a book.  Enjoy your baby as much as you can.  They grow up too fast.

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Date Posted: 11/7/2007 10:00 AM ET
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We love Dr. Sears too

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Date Posted: 12/31/2007 12:31 AM ET
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I have a book on my bookshelf that is filled with encouragement .  Take a look there it is called IN THE WEE HOURS

Bottom line from me a mom of 4-Relax, Enjoy your baby, and follow your gut!



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Date Posted: 1/6/2008 8:18 AM ET
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i 3d dr. sears  for parenting books


also "happiest baby on the block"  is good

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Date Posted: 2/6/2008 9:40 PM ET
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The Happiest Baby on the Block was way too weird for me. I tried to read that and the Happiest Toddler....crazy stuff. They said you should yell and whine and cry when your kids whine and cry to "speak their language"....umm...no. They also said toddlers are cavemenand we need to speak like cavemen to them....

Jenny McCarthy's book is called Belly Laughs. It's a whole lot more real and normal.

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