In this revised edition, attachment-parenting experts William and Martha Sears bring new insight to the tried-and-true advice that has worked for so many families over the last two decades.
In their excellent (and hefty) resource guide, The Baby Book, attachment parenting specialists William Sears and Martha Sears have provided new parents with their approach to every aspect of baby care basics, from newborns to toddlers. Attachment parenting is a gentle, reasonable approach to parenting that stresses bonding with your baby, responding to her cues, breastfeeding, "wearing" your baby, and sharing sleep with your child. For those parents who worry about negative effects of this attention, the Sears say, "Spoiling is what happens when you leave something (or some person) alone on the shelf--it spoils."
William and Martha Sears pioneered the philosophy of attachment parenting, and have been practicing and teaching it for more than 30 years. Dr. William Sears is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Irvine, California’s UCI School of Medicine. Martha is a registered nurse and lactation consultant. Bill and Martha also have three sons who all practice pediatrics and family medicine. They have five other children.
With so many options available, it makes good sense to plan and understand your choices so you can have a safe and rewarding childbirth experience. Pediatric experts Dr. William and Martha Sears provide you with a reassuring and authoritative guide to selecting the right birthing environment and team, using prenatal tests and technology wisely, and lessening the discomfort of labor. Parents of eight children and medical professionals with nearly three decades of experience, the Searses are uniquely qualified to answer virtually every question you have regarding childbirth. Includes boxed sections for additional resources on specific topics.