I'm lurking from PG>35. I'm exploring AP and was wondering if there's a book that you found particularly useful and all encompassing? I will be a first time mom, so I also need to get up to speed with general baby stuff.
I was looking at the Baby Book by the Sears. Any comments on this? And whether it is better than the Attachment Parenting Book, also by the Sears?
Many thanks (and apologies if this topic has been discussed before).
Re: Book recommendation for FTM
I recommend to all new and pregnant moms the book "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding." It's a great resource for breastfeeding questions and challenges you may encounter at every stage, and it also contains great info about infant weight gain, starting solids, sleep, bonding, play, and a host of other important topics.
Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the the Breastfeeding Family
More Green For Less Green
Nursing Mother's Companion was a godsend for me when DD was a newborn, and kellymom.com is SO helpful.
I also liked No Cry Sleep Solution - it gave us some techniques that we used from time-to-time (particularly when DD was waking up every 2 hours at 6m!), and I still refer to it sometimes to check in on things.