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Someone in a local parenting group was asking for book recommendations for infant care. Someone actually said their two "must have" books were <i>Babywise</i> and the Sears' <i>Baby Book.</i> I didn't think that was possible. I just don't even understand how that happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Have you ever encountered someone like this? I just wonder what their parenting style must be like.
 

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Maybe they are writing a book on opposites and that is some of their research material? Yin and yang? Anti-venom? Anti-dote?
 

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Maybe they were trying to be ironic? Witty? Funny? That is a bizarre combination of books to reccommend to somebody, for sure!
 

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Maybe she has Multiple Personality Disorder.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Maybe she liked the cover art?
 

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Then you're well read for the mommy wars?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Someone in a local parenting group was asking for book recommendations for infant care. Someone actually said their two "must have" books were <i>Babywise</i> and the Sears' <i>Baby Book.</i> I didn't think that was possible. I just don't even understand how that happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Have you ever encountered someone like this? I just wonder what their parenting style must be like.</div>
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Eww. I'm scaring myself with the possibilities of what their parenting approach might be.
 

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I've never read Babywise but I've heard how terrible it is here. I've also heard, here on MDC, that there are a couple good ideas in the book. Again, I don't know what they are but I know I glean information from several books and don't follow any one philosophy to the letter. Who knows? It does sound like an oxymoron, though.
 

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Dude. I would so have to ask. Because that is just bizarre <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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LOL, this discussion came up on my moms night out. Many of the moms had read Baby Wise and weretalking about how they really picked out parts, like feeding a lot durring the day and letting baby sleep at night, teaching baby to go to sleep without rocking/being nursed to sleep but then had they read sear's book and took advice from there. When they mentioned Baby Wise first my mouth dropped. They all know I am AP so some of them know how I would react. Though this is a main stream moms group, many cloth diaper, baby wear and extend breast feed.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LOL, this discussion came up on my moms night out. Many of the moms had read Baby Wise and weretalking about how they really picked out parts, like feeding a lot durring the day and letting baby sleep at night, teaching baby to go to sleep without rocking/being nursed to sleep but then had they read sear's book and took advice from there. When they mentioned Baby Wise first my mouth dropped. They all know I am AP so some of them know how I would react. Though this is a main stream moms group, many cloth diaper, baby wear and extend breast feed.</div>
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Similar thing happened to me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dude. I would so have to ask. Because that is just bizarre <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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yeah, I wouldn't be able to stop myself from asking"are you serious?"
 
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