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#1 of 10 Old 08-26-2014, 03:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Books, websites, toys, that sort of thing

I was just thinking that, "oh my god, it's been 8 years since I've done this baby stuff." Are there any good new books out? I've read the classics, like A Good Birth, A Safe Birth, Ina May's Guide to Childhood (or childbirth, whatever), The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, everything by Dr. Sears. Has anything about pregnancy or childbirth come out since 2007? How about potty training (or EC'ing) or sleeping?

How about websites? I used to know a couple of good toy websites with mostly European made, organic toys, but darned if I can't remember them now.

Tl;dr Spam me with your favorite baby and birth related books and websites. Thanks!

Reneé, 34 year old mom to Antonin 8/04 and Arianna 9/06  (6 weeks) 5/08. Married to Matt since 6/03 .  
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Gentle Birth Choices is another good book though I'm not sure there would any different info in there than what you've already read. Diaper Free by Ingrid Bauer is a great elimination communication read.

I like to check out etsy for locally made organic toys, clothes, etc... I know of another Canadian site but that probably doesn't interest you since you mentioned UK. Other than that I would be interested in what others had to recommend.
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I know of another Canadian site
Stop teasing me! What's the site?

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As far as info, I remember really liking the "pregtastic" podcasts when I was pregnant last time. I don't think they're still making new ones, but I remember learning a lot. I need to look back to see if they have info for the second time around!

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I liked Birthing From Within last time -- and I think I might take BFW-specific labour classes this time around in hopes of improving the labour process this time.

I also liked and used The Mother of All Baby books and Toddler books (it's a little series), as well as the Montessori infant & toddler site, Aid to Life: http://www.aidtolife.org/

Mama to J, born 9/4/2012. Some of the things we are into: co-sleeping, breastfeeding, & the Montessori method.

 

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I know of another Canadian site
Stop teasing me! > What's the site?
http://www.bynature.ca
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I love the book "The Business of Baby" - I think it came out in the last 2 or 3 years. Talks about how business drives what our culture says is best for mom and baby in areas like prenatal care, birth, breastfeeding, diapering, vaccines etc.

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If you like Ina May's books then I'd definitely recommend the documentary "Birth Story" which is about her and includes lots of historic footage from their early days on The Farm. It's the only birth documentary I've seen that shows a vaginal breech delivery...exquisite! Downloading it is only $13 and cheaper if you get a group of friends together to pitch in. Watch.birthstorymovie.com
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The book Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina came out right after my LO was born. I had already read his original, Brain Rules, and loved it. I'd recommend it because it's an interesting read. I have been reading on/off the Continuum Concept by Jean Leidloff. I love audiobooks and podcasts, so if you're looking for some good info/possible new perspective (it sure was for me, anyway) I'd suggest Stefan Molyneux - he's got a lot on child development (he's a children's advocate) and there's one specifically called the Bomb in the Brain that's worth checking out. I listen to a lot of podcasts while I'm nursing my LO to sleep
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I'm staying away from all things pregnancy or baby - besides this website that I'm using for support. As everything pregnancy or baby related is making me anxious and scared ... I'm just mostly focusing on calming myself down, trying to find ways of surviving this pregnancy and helping my baby survive as well ...

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