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#1 of 4 Old 01-04-2012, 08:19 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking for attachment parenting books about new babies/birth to read to my 2.5 y/o.  I don't want them to have bottles and hospital birth pics, or baby sleeping in cribs.  I would like to see babywearing, homebirth, breastfeeding, cosleeping, etc.  Can someone point me in the right direction?  The only one I know of is "Welcome with love" which seems to be out of print but I did find once called "Hello Baby" which seems identical.


I'd love some other suggestions!

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"What Baby Needs" and "Baby On The Way" are both *excellent* AP new-baby books, by Dr and Mrs Sears.


Breastfeeding, babywearing, comforting baby in-arms, all that jazz.

Doctors aren't out to kill you or your children. Childbirth isn't inherently safe. Science is actually smarter than your intuition. Lighten up. Use sunscreen.

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We had the four that have already been mentioned and would also recommend them. The "Baby on the Way" book does not have a homebirth but does mention midwives and the couple in the story go to a birth center. We had a homebirth and this didn't seem to confuse my son. We also had "My New Baby" by Rachel Fuller and my son really loved it. He was 27 months when his sibling was born so maybe a bit younger than your child. "My New Baby" doesn't have words but has great pictures of family life with a toddler (including breastfeeding, babywearing, etc) and a baby and opens up great conversations between you and your toddler, as well as allowing them to discuss questions and fears. I would also recommend that one.

Welcome With Love is wonderful and it is too bad it is out of print. We borrowed it from a friend. Ask around the midwives and doulas in your community to see if you can borrow a copy.

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DD just turned 2 and is still "into" picture/board books. We recently bought her "My New Baby" by Rachel Fuller. I don't think there is a home birth in it, but they do depict breastfeeding and baby wearing. I was happy with that. I don't think there is much about sleep in it, co sleeping or otherwise, but off the top of my head I can't remember.


I'm going to keep an eye on this thread. I'm interested in what other people suggest.

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