Based on the philosophy of attachment parenting--creating an intense bond between parents and their babies through methods such as breastfeeding and babywearing--this incredible resource for new parents devotes over 700 pages to caring for newborns, infants, and toddlers. Drawing from 30 years of personal and professional experiences, the Searses have written 28 chapters detailing everything from "Attachment-Promoting Behaviors" and "Pacifiers: In or Out?" to "Feeding Solids: Six to Nine Months" and "Parenting the Baby with Fever." Topics covered include childhood nutrition, family bonding, treatment of common illnesses, toilet training, and managing the demands of career and parenthood. The book is accompanied by B&W illustrations, and resources and growth charts are also included. The Searses have written numerous books, including THE PREGNANCY BOOK and THE SUCCESSFUL CHILD.
Pros: great information Cons: none Warning...this book promotes cuddling, spending time with your kids, and listening to their needs. I know that seems logical when you have a child but in today's society there are so many experts telling people how not to "spoil" their child and how to let them cry it out or make them more independent. This book encourages attachment parenting which includes … more