Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
This book saved us. It is a wonderful guide to how babies sleep and how you can help them develop better sleep habits.
Solve your Child’s Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber
This book is another great resource for finding solutions to sleep problems – this book teaches you how to use the “Ferber Method” for teaching your baby to fall asleep on their own.
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice For Your Baby’s First Year by Denise Fields and Ari Brown M.D.
If I could only have one reference book in my house, this would be it. The book is easy to use, the answers are objective and to the point and it is a combination of many of the other books currently on the market.
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two By William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears and James Sears
This is a comprehensive book that has answers to the most common questions. This book has a single point of view which is why we prefer baby 411, which presents multiple points of view on most issues, but it remains a staple in our house nonetheless.
Cooking Light First Foods: Baby Steps to a Lifetime of Healthy Eating by Editors of Cooking Light Magazine
We love this cookbook. It has made making our own baby food fun and has given us ideas for food combinations that we would not have tried on our own.
Disease Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right by Joel Fuhrman
This book explains how feeding your children right can have a strong impact on your child’s resistance to dangerous infections and can reduce the occurrence of common illnesses like ear infections and allergies.