Jump to content


Photo

Baby Books


  • Please log in to reply
87 replies to this topic

#16 VKVLchick

VKVLchick

    Second time around!

  • avid user
  • PipPip
  • 150 posts

Posted 27 February 2004 - 12:33 AM

I would have to say the best book I brought was:

100 Ways to calm the crying- by Pinky McKay

Have refered to it MANY times!!! it has helped me out so much when things were not going so well!! Well worth buying! could not reccomend anything better, to help out when the crying upsets you!
there are alot of helpfull hints in there, and it explains alot. Very easy to read too!! and enjoyable.

Barb

Second time around!
Married 2004 - 2006 then seperated
Getting married again in 2010! (To the right person for the right reasons this time!)
Proud mum to two gorgeous children!

#17 RhiannonMichael&Baby

RhiannonMichael&Baby

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,649 posts

Posted 28 October 2004 - 01:49 PM

I bought 'Up The Duff' when I was about 15 weeks pregnant.

I remember the day very clearly.... I'd spent all morning in tears and throwing a major 'hissy fit' at Michael before deciding to indulge in some retail therapy. I was feeling miserable and fat when I wandered into the bookstore.
The front cover originally caught my eye.... and I walked out of the shop fifteen minutes later with a huge grin on my face!

It offers practical advice and a humourous personal account of her own pregnancy, as opposed to the staunch accounts and medical terminology in the other books!

I'd recommend it to everyone! tongue.gif
<center>IPB Image</center>

#18 Mrs K

Mrs K

    Frilling in the hills

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,273 posts

Posted 28 October 2004 - 07:26 PM

Can I just add a book, related to more post birth - but it's a gem.

The Gymboree Baby Play book - I've only recently purchased it (and I bought the Toddler Play book too for later) and it is wonderful, has some wonderful play activities you can do with your littlun's to develop them mentally, physically and emotionally.

$30 each!

#19 ~ Emma ~

~ Emma ~

    ~carpe diem~

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,131 posts

Posted 28 October 2004 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (vickichiki @ Feb 25 2004, 11:58 AM)
Up the Duff and Conception Pregnancy and Birth

l bought the same books as Vicki

l really like the Dr Miriam Stoppard "Conception Pregnancy and Birth" very informative and l love the pictures of the baby in-utero as you proceed thru the pregnancy.

Sometimes "Up the Duff" annoys me with her writing style but its a very light-hearted read for pregnancy

#20 CharlieLexie

CharlieLexie

    To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,261 posts

Posted 29 October 2004 - 08:42 AM

Another couple of books I have for the toddler are Kid Wrangling by Kaz Cooke, very similar in style to Up The Duff. I also have The Mighty Toddler by Robin Barker (author of Baby Love), and finally Toddler Taming by Dr Christopher Green. I have found handy stuff in all of these books, particularly Robin Barker's book.
IPB Image

#21 Guest_beautybug_Guest

Guest_beautybug_Guest
  • Guests

Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:25 AM

cool.gif Whilst Im on bed rest at present and doing a baby journal WHY DONT THE MUMS AND DADS too at I-DO Baby Forum start picking out some topics and writing an ONLINE BOOK!!!

You never know where I-Do will lead you!

PS: Having a better day today!!

Cheers
Kat

#22 lexwithbub

lexwithbub

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,567 posts

Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:08 PM

Another alternative before you go ut and spend your hard earned $$$ on book which I'm sure you'd rather spend on either cute little baby clothes, or mountains of choccy is to visit your local library.

I borrowed just about every book they had (on pregnancy) over the months, scanned the useful bits into my puter, and also learnt which books were worth buying and which weren't... plus it's FREE!!!

only you know which books will be right for you.

Alex
<center><font face="Century Gothic" size=5 color="#666666">the Important things</font></b><table cellspacing=4><tr><td width="50%"><font face="Century Gothic"><font size=5 color=#A96F38>The New Me</font>
<i><font size=3 color=#54371C>Alex</font></font></i></b></td><td width=100><a href=http://www.oziboi.com.au/ target=blank><img src="http://www.oziboi.co...f"></a></td><td width="50%"><font face="Century Gothic"><font size=5 color=#387CA9>My oziBois</font>
<i><font size=3 color=#1C3E54>Morgan & Hamish</font></font></b></i></td></tr></table>
IPB Image</center>

#23 Hana

Hana

    Centurion

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,093 posts

Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (lexwithbub @ Oct 29 2004, 02:08 PM)
Another alternative before you go ut and spend your hard earned $$$ on book which I'm sure you'd rather spend on either cute little baby clothes, or mountains of choccy is to visit your local library.


Where's your library - it sounds great!

I tried the local library and found their selection of pregnancy and baby books to be absolute crap. They had one dusty old 1980s style book and that was about it.

And this was Chatswood Library on the North Shore mad.gif

I liked having up-to-date books of my own that I could hang onto, like Baby Love, which I still dip into on a regular basis.
Hana & Mat
Married: 18 January 2003
And baby makes 3! Mackenzie Adams born 02/04/2004


<a href="http://lilypie.com"><img src="http://b3.lilypie.co...om/5R4mp10.png" alt="Lilypie 3rd Birthday Ticker" border="0" width="400" height="80" /></a>

IPB Image

#24 lexwithbub

lexwithbub

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,567 posts

Posted 30 October 2004 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE (Hana @ Oct 29 2004, 09:17 PM)
Where's your library - it sounds great!


mine is penrith library... the bigger libraries SHOULD be better! Maybe you could go and ask if they are likely to get some in.

it's possible they have never bought any (NEW ones) because they think no-one wants them... even if they don't get any when you need them, they will surely help someome else, and often the people who need them the most (free books to read IYKWIM!)

---------------------------------------
QUOTE
If you're passionate about health and nutrition a great book is A Natural Way to A Better Pregnancy by Francesca Naish. It has loads of info on nutrition and looking after yourself for the benefit of your baby. Has some info on herbs which can assist in the labouring process (which I found very beneficial for when I saw my naturopath as I understood what he was saying about the different herbs and what they do).


I borrowed that book too... I got all sorts of massage info, and the herbal tips were great too! I'm thinking I might go back and get it out again.

Alex
<center><font face="Century Gothic" size=5 color="#666666">the Important things</font></b><table cellspacing=4><tr><td width="50%"><font face="Century Gothic"><font size=5 color=#A96F38>The New Me</font>
<i><font size=3 color=#54371C>Alex</font></font></i></b></td><td width=100><a href=http://www.oziboi.com.au/ target=blank><img src="http://www.oziboi.co...f"></a></td><td width="50%"><font face="Century Gothic"><font size=5 color=#387CA9>My oziBois</font>
<i><font size=3 color=#1C3E54>Morgan & Hamish</font></font></b></i></td></tr></table>
IPB Image</center>

#25 Nat_H

Nat_H

    How long will I be here for this time?

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,169 posts

Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:14 PM

We've got a number of books - some which I've borrowed off SIL.

I bought Ben "So you're going to be a Dad" as the way I told him I was pregnant. He's not a reading kind of guy (except for his FPR magazine), and he read this book cover to cover in a matter of days.

I've just bought Sleep Right, Sleep Tight and Baby's First 100 days. So far they seem pretty good - I haven't finished reading them yet.
Natalie and Ben

<span style='font-family:Courier'>Married and Honeymooned
in a Touch of Paradise
December 7, 2002


<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Marcus Adrian born 11/12/04
Russell Lindsay born 2/7/07

</span></span>


<a href="http://tickers.famil...ilies.com"><img border="0" src="http://tac.families....35121.png"></a>
<a href="http://tickers.famil...ilies.com"><img border="0" src="http://tac.families....35109.png"></a>

#26 karma

karma

    Frequent Poster

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 914 posts

Posted 27 November 2004 - 06:56 AM

i found the best book at a garage sale the other day and i havnt put it down... "what to expect when expecting". its fantastic and only cost $2!!!
sam
IPB Image<span style='font-family:Times'> Samantha and Ryan - 1st may 2004 - the 1st day of the rest of our life </span>


Wedding and baby Photos

<a href="http://www.tickercentral.com"><img border="0" src="http://www.tickercentral.com/view/9lvf/1.png"></a>

<a href="http://www.tickercentral.com"><img border="0" src="http://www.tickercentral.com/view/9lvf/2.png"></a>

#27 Nikki13

Nikki13

    Newbie

  • New User
  • Pip
  • 41 posts

Posted 06 December 2004 - 05:54 PM

I've found 'What to expect while you're expecting' very good. More for reference than anything else, if you want to know about something specific it's a life saver, it made me feel like a normal pregnant woman!

Otherwise i've found that the ladies on here know absolutely EVERYTHING!!! tongue.gif No book can compare to actually question answer, it's fantastic!

user posted image

#28 claudiag

claudiag

    i-do Addict

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,085 posts

Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:28 PM

Please read Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf. I told my husband that if he is to make any medical decisions about the birth, he can't do so unless he reads this book and understands birth from a woman's perspective. He's reading it!

Misconceptions is a depressing book but a huge eye opener for new mums to be like me. I recommend it to you all.
<div style="width: 400px; text-align: center;"><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://w27.photobuck...1168901118.pbw" height="120" width="400"></embed><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pic.photobuck...getyourown.gif" style="border-width: 0;" vspace="1"></a></div>



#29 ChrissyT

ChrissyT

    ~Paigey & Koby's Mum~

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,871 posts

Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:36 PM

Up the Duff is one of my favourites...I have read it one and a half times and I am only in the folate taking pre-pregnancy stage of my TTC journey...LOL

Today i bought 'Diary of a Pregnant Dad' Rob Wilcher as the other one was not in stock (so, you're going to be a dad).
I am reading it first before passing onto Hubby to read in the future, so will give my opinion of it at a later date.
IPB Image

#30 gogogadgetgirl

gogogadgetgirl

    The King of Carrot Flowers

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,397 posts

Posted 19 March 2005 - 10:12 PM

I loved Up The Duff.....HATED Kidwrangling!

Both DH and I thought So You're Going to Be a Dad was rubbish, too much nothing much. Yes a funny book but not very informative. Much much better IMO is

Becoming a Father by William Sears.

The Baby Book also by Dr Sears is fantastic, I have used it to learn all about attachment, breastfeeding, development, health problems, games with baby, feeding solids, and more. It is borrowed from a friend and in about 6 fallen-apart sections it is so well-used! Love it.

All Dr Sears books are great, Nighttime Parenting (or is is The Sleep Book), The Discipline Book.

Also for a bit later I have read The Secret of Happy Children by Steve Biddulph, and Children Are People Too by Louise Porter, both amazing reads.

mer




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users