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The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library) Paperback – 7 Feb 2013
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About the Author
William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. They are the authors of more than 30 books and live in southern California. Robert W. Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in southern California. James Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and co-host of "The Doctors."
Top Customer Reviews
Reading this book puts you in touch with your gut feelings such as: It is OK to respond to your babies cries by picking her/him up, by cuddling, carrying, and by breastfeeding a newborn as many times as you want. You do not need to keep to fixed rigid routines if that does not come naturally to you - or structure your life around on the dot 3 hourly feeds. You do not need to let your baby cry it out or 'Train' him/her to behave in a particular way at such a young age. You can sleep next to your baby if you want to and go about it safely. You do not need to listen to 'advice' that does not feel natural to you. Parenting is a personal choice and everyone is different.
This book does not rigidly tell you how to parent but instead has a very open-mind on many subjects. I highly recommend this to anyone about to have a baby or of course anyone already with a baby - especially those of you who are quite fed up of hearing advice that does not feel right.
The Sears family are the main advocates of 'Attachment Parenting' BUT they are also highly qualified doctors and medical practitioners with a lot of experience - And everything is backed up scientifically. The attachment parenting philosophy is a whole approach/concept to bringing up your child, not a list of things you absolutely must do.Read more ›
These autors - The Sears family - are professionals and a family by experience with a huge spectrum of knowledge and practise collected over many years.
Ongoing learning and adjusting their own opinion - now in their second and third generation - is what I admire most and this combination does not come across that often.
there are so many books out there to choose from when pregnant and i feel that this book has been the most honest and helpful
this will also serve well for after the birth when queries will arise
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's been very helpful from the beginning & feels safe to take on these advices in a very caring way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, where you can find most answers to questions regarding baby rearing.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. Full of information taken from a doctor's and a parent's angle.Published 23 months ago by Mizz K
Looks very impressive. However, was bought as a gift for a new Mum and she said a lot is American and is of a different mindset and theory than is practiced in the UK. Read morePublished on 14 April 2015 by Esher