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Old 06-09-2018, 08:48 AM   #1
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Hi all,
My sonís teacher (whom we ADORE) is having her first baby next year. Iíve formed a nice relationship with her (she came Oder for dinner last week of school, and asked if we could keep in touch, said sheíd be coming to me for parenting advice because she loves how I seem to enjoy moments with my kids, which made me feel really good!)

Anyways, we want to get her a little gift. I am thinking Iíll get her a Nose Frida snot sucker bc I think thatís an amazing practical gift, but I also thought about getting her a book and muslin baby blanket too. (I thought about a wrap, like a Moby, but that feels like something maybe sheíll want to pick? I donít know.)

So hereís my question: my favorite AP-ish book for believers is Spirit-Led Parenting or the Dr Sears one (forgetting title but itís an older one written specifically for Christians).

I donít think his teacher is a Christian. So, what AP book would you recommend? What are some of your favorites for non-Christians?
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:13 PM   #2
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Dr Searsó the baby book
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I really like The Baby Book by Sears. It covers so many things, not just AP. It's pro-vaccine but not shaming to people who choose to delay or decline, IIRC. (It's been a long time since I read it but I've given it as a gift many times.)

It's also mainstream enough (written by a highly lettered pediatrician and his RN wife who had 8 children) that it can be used to help shush nosy people who try to tell you otherwise. "A pediatrician recommended that I not let my baby CIO," is much more effective than, "this book I read said . . . "
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I was going to recommend anything Dr. Searsó baby book or sleep book are my two faves.


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I have the Baby Book and also loved it (I think I forgot about it because I loved the Christian version so much as it was a direct reply to the Babywise nonsense which sooooo many evangelicals had recommended to me).

Thank you ladies! I’ll order that one.

I really hope she asks me to come over and hold her baby so she can shower, etc. I love other people’s newborns and helping new moms so much because that was such a rough time for me.
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I usually give 'The Wonder Weeks' and 'The Baby Book' by Dr. Sears. I also like 'Spirit-Led Parenting: From Fear to Freedom in Baby’s First Year' by Megan Tietz and Laura Oyer.
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I have the Baby Book and also loved it (I think I forgot about it because I loved the Christian version so much as it was a direct reply to the Babywise nonsense which sooooo many evangelicals had recommended to me).

Thank you ladies! Iíll order that one.

I really hope she asks me to come over and hold her baby so she can shower, etc. I love other peopleís newborns and helping new moms so much because that was such a rough time for me.


Could you put the offer out there and let her know youíd love to help on a tangible way?


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@Virginia— I’ve told her that I would love to come hold the baby so she can shower or nap or anything. And that I’d like to bring her a meal. I’m going to make the offer again at least three times after she has baby so she knows I really mean it!! : she also
Told me on last day of school she’s really hoping we invite her over again so her husband can come (he had had dental surgery and couldn’t come the day we had her over)

@lee— Spirit Led Parenting is my favorite book for new parents who are believers too! I’m about to order that one for another friend of mine who’s having her first baby. I contributed a story about babywise that made it from GCM (with my permission of course) into Spirit Led Parenting.
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It's out of print now, but still available - Born Dancing: How Intuitive Parents Understand Their Baby's Unspoken Language and Natural Rhythms
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