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Book Club: April Selection Poll

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It's that time again -- please vote for the book you'd most like us to read/discuss in April. All remaining suggestions will be utilized in the poll for May, so fear not! There's time for more reading.  

Voting will close on Saturday, March 31st. Discussion will begin on April 15. (And if you want to revive any old book club threads to join in those discussions, feel free!)

Links/more info about each book below:

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
https://www.amazon.com/Ina-Mays-Guide-Childbirth-Material-ebook/dp/B000S1LT1A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1517238811&sr=8-3&keywords=ina+may's+guide+to+childbirth

Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. 



Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Sleep-Habits-Happy-Child/dp/0345486455/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=

(oddly a description is not on the Amazon page... but I think it is self explanatory, and it gets good reviews)



The Happiest Baby on the Block
https://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Block-Revised-Updated-Second-ebook/dp/B00TCI48AE/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517238895&sr=1-6&keywords=expecting+better

Thousands of parents, from regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn his remarkable techniques for soothing babies and increasing sleep. Now his landmark book—fully revised and updated with the latest insights into infant sleep, bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling, and SIDS risk—can teach you too! Dr. Karp’s highly successful method is based on four revolutionary concepts: 
1. The Fourth Trimester: Why babies still yearn for a womblike atmosphere . . . even after birth
2. The Calming Reflex: An “off switch” all babies are born with
3. The 5 S’s: Five easy steps to turn on your baby’s amazing calming reflex
4. The Cuddle Cure: How to combine the 5 S’s to calm even colicky babies



The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent by Dr. Michel Cohen
https://www.amazon.com/New-Basics-Z-Modern-Parent/dp/0060535482/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239344&sr=8-1&keywords=The+New+Basics:+A-to-Z+Baby+&+Child+Care+for+the+Modern+Parent+by+Dr.+Michel+Cohen

Dr. Michel Cohen, named by the New York Post as the hip, "must-have" pediatrician, has an important message for parents: Don't worry so much. In an easy-reference alphabetical format, The New Basics clearly lays out the concerns you may face as a parent and explains how to solve them -- without fuss, without stress, and without harming your child by using unnecessary medicines or interventions. With sensitivity and love, Dr. Michel describes proven techniques for keeping your children healthy and happy without driving yourself crazy. He will show you how to set positive habits for sleeping and eating and how to treat ailments early and effectively. You'll learn when antibiotics are helpful and when they can be harmful. If you're having trouble breast feeding, pumping, or bottle weaning, Dr. Michel has the advice to set you back on track. If after several months your baby is still not sleeping through the night, The New Basics will provide you with tried-and-true methods to help ease this difficult transition for babies and parents.



Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
https://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems-ebook/dp/B000NY11NI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239431&sr=1-1&keywords=Solve+Your+Child's+Sleep+Problems+by+Ferber

In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. 



Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Baby-Updated-Expanded-ebook/dp/B00JNYEXCK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239496&sr=1-1&keywords=Brain+Rules+for+Baby+-+Medina

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it.



The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids 
https://www.amazon.com/Danish-Way-Parenting-Happiest-Confident-ebook/dp/B01BD1SSCG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239576&sr=1-1&keywords=the+danish+way+of+parenting

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T:
Play is essential for development and well-being.
Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass."
Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side.
Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others.
No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment.
Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!)

Book Club: April Selection Poll 8 votes

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
12% 1 vote
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
25% 2 votes
The Happiest Baby on the Block
50% 4 votes
The New Basics: A-to-Z Baby & Child Care for the Modern Parent by Dr. Michel Cohen
0% 0 votes
Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
12% 1 vote
Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
0% 0 votes
The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
0% 0 votes
Me: 30 // DH: 30
TTC #1: July 2016
BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018

Re: Book Club: April Selection Poll

  • It's a girl! 
    BabyFruit Ticker
    doxiemoxie212
  • bump
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
  • bumping just one more time before we call it since we didn't get many votes....
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
  • Okay, happiest baby on the block is the winner! (which is great for me since someone just gifted us that book lol)

    Discussion will begin April 15th! 
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    krash_
  • Still finishing Bringing Up Bebe lol
    Me & MH: 30 │ DS: 6/1/18 (IUGR born at 37+5 seizures caused by bilateral grade 2 ventricular hemorrhage)


  • @krashke bump the thread when you finally do! 
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    krash_
  • Same as @krashke, I didn't vote because I haven't opened Bringing Up Bebe in 2 weeks.  I did want to read HBOTB though.  My hospital even offers a class of the same name that follows the book too.
  • Isn't Happiest Baby on the Block a DVD too? Maybe if you don't have time to read it, jump on the video and that can help with discussion?
    Pregnancy Ticker
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