Admit it, sometimes 1 year olds can be handful. For new moms, most of the time you are clueless on how to take care of a 1 year old… I mean really take care, if you know what I mean. Nobody is perfect but as moms we need to be as close to perfect because we are taking care of the most precious gift to us-our young ones. Part of bringing them into this world is stepping up, and be a better person, no excuses. How then can we do this? Besides talking to other experienced moms, pediatricians or whoever we can ask for advices about parenting, books are readily available. I read a lot of books, and found out some interesting ones that helped me in some situations.
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, known as the most important parenting book of the decade. This book is absolutely magic, the 5 S’ definitely worked, techniques on proper Swaddle, Side/Stomach laying, how baby are used to “Shush” sounds and proper swinging definitely can calm a baby. A must read book that really saved my life.
I read this book, where in the authors have wacky personalities and have bold insights about parenting. Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too by the baby experts at Mayo Clinic. It was thoroughly written that every aspect of parenting 1 year olds was covered. It is a great book so much so that I refer to it every month.
Whatever books or advice from experts we get, the most important thing is to listen tour own instincts. As moms, we have special bonds with our babies. It is our impulse to love and protect our little ones. It is unexplainable, but nothing goes wrong when we follow our maternal instinct.
Parenting is easier when you have a guide. Here are some great books on parenting toddlers.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will TalkLove and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six YearsWhat to Expect the First Year, Second EditionScreamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your CoolSimplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids