Baby experts! Which one is best?

United States
June 16, 2007 7:48am CST
When I found out that I wanted to have a baby, I watched every baby show and read every parenting manual available. Starting early helped me decide which techniques were right for my child when she finally made her arrival. Who's the parenting advice author of choice in your household? And, which parenting manual is on your nightstand? T. Berry Brazelton? Penelope Leach? Please share.
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@makingpots (11919)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I have read a lot on the subject as well. But there is not one person who speaks to me more than others. I take what pertains to me from each book, temper it with a healthy dose of common sense and take each day as it comes. I pray that I am producing a happy, healthy, asset to society.
@Gemmygirl1 (2868)
• Australia
16 Jun 07
It's hard to know what techniques are right for your child until they have arrived & you know how they do things or how advanced they are etc. It's like discipline, you wont know what works until you have tried a few things. I never bought a nanual for raising kids, the best advise i was given - by my midwife - was this :- You can read everything out but they will always contradict each other in some way (everyone has a different way of doing things). The best way to raise children is to do what YOU think is best because if anything happens, just do what your gut tells you! She also said, just about everything boils down to 1 thing - COMMON SENSE, you'll be fine as long as you use your common sense & so far, so good! My daughter is 1 now, she's doing pretty well, walking, chatting a bit, dancing, we read together, play games together, watch movies together - she's healthy, a good weight, has never had any serious problems health wise or other so i guess we must be going ok without the books & stuff. Just use your gut instincts & you'll be fine!