Friday, January 24, 2014
When the stork is coming...
Pregnancy and babies are on my mind a lot these days, since my daughter is expecting her first baby within the month. Working in a library, I often see books that I think would be helpful to her, books on baby names, books on home birth, and books on getting through those first few weeks of joy and sleeplessness!
If you or someone you know is considering parenthood, you might be surprised at the variety of books and videos you can find at the library to help you along the way! Below is a sampling of what is available:
Great books for babies and toddlers : more than 500 recommended books for your child's first three years / Kathleen Odean
Your baby is speaking to you : a visual guide to the amazing behaviors of your newborn and growing baby / Kevin Nugent, Abelardo Morell
DVD J 419 BABY ITS
Baby signing time! Vol. 1, It's baby signing time [videorecording (DVD)] / Two Little Hands Productions
What to expect before you’re expecting : the complete preconception plan / Heidi Murkoff.
DVD 618.2 BUSINE
The business of being born [videorecording (DVD)] / Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake
The essential homebirth guide : for families planning or considering birthing at home / Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen ; with foreword by Christiane Northrup
The business of baby : what doctors don't tell you, what corporations try to sell you, and how to put your pregnancy, childbirth, and baby before their bottom line / Jennifer Margulis
Before your pregnancy : a 90-day guide for couples on how to prepare for a healthy conception / Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo
DVD 618.2 PREGNA
Pregnancy [videorecording (DVD)] : from conception to caring for your newborn baby / Educouch
Ina May's guide to natural childbirth : discover the proven wisdom that has guided thousands of women through childbirth with more confidence, less pain, and little or no medical intervention - whether in a hospital, birthing center, or the comfort of a home / Ina May Gaskin
Preemies : the essential guide for parents of premature babies / Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, and Mia Wechsler Doron
SP 649 LEACH
Bebe y niño / Penelope Leach ; traducción de José Manuel Pomares
Baby minds : brain-building games your baby will love / Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn
Raising baby green: the earth-friendly guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care / Alan Greene, M.D.
Heading home with your newborn : from birth to reality / Laura A. Jana, Jennifer Shu
The happiest baby on the block: the new way to calm crying and help your newborn baby sleep longer / Harvy Karp, M.D.
What to expect the first year / Heidi Murkoff ; Sharon Mazel, Arlene Eisenberg & Sandee Hathaway
The survival guide for rookie moms : things you need to know that no one ever tells you / Erica Wells & Lorraine Regel
Twin sense : a sanity-saving guide to raising twins--from pregnancy through the first year / Dagmara Scalise
Homemade baby food: pure and simple / Connie Linardakis
The Womanly art of breastfeeding / La Leche League International
Massaging your baby : the joy of touch communication / Elaine Fogel Schneider
Itsy bitsy yoga : poses to help your baby sleep longer, digest better, and grow stronger / Helen Garabedian
The diaper-free baby : the natural toilet training alternative / Christine Gross-Loh
Knit a monster nursery : practical and playful knitted baby patterns / Rebecca Danger
Candy crochet : 50 adorable designs for infants and toddlers / Candi Jensen
How to teach your baby to swim / Douglas Doman
The baby name wizard : a magical method for finding the perfect name for your baby / Laura Wattenberg