Books for Parents
- What to Expect the First Year: Sadia found this to be an exceptionally helpful resource to have on hand, although it had little specific to multiples or preemies.
- The Wonder Weeks: mytwintopia talks about how helpful it was to know about the mental leaps her infants were taking at different points in their first year.
- NurtureShock: Sadia talks about several far-reaching lessons from research on child development, including the importance of praising effort over talent.
- If You Are Spending SO Much More Time at Home… Jessica shares her parenting resource list.
Parenting Approaches and Discipline
- Instinctual Parenting (A Guideless Approach to Parenting): Margie (gritty49) discusses why she doesn’t read parenting books and where she turns to when she needs ideas or advice.
- Is Parenting with Love & Logic Possible with Multiples? AngelaBickford3 talks about adjusting the recommendations of Parenting with Love & Logic for her surviving triplets.
- 1-2-3 Magic: MandyE uses the 1-2-3 Magic approach to discipline with great success, but has adjusted it over time for her growing twin daughters.
- Be the Mom: Overcome Attitude Traps and Enjoy Your Kids
- The Christian Parenting Handbook: ldskatelyn found that much of long-term focus of this book is relevant to all parenting, whether a family is Christian or not.
- The Christian Parenting Handbook: AngelaBickford3 discusses the value she found in the recommendations in this book… even in her dealings with her husband!
- How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk: RachelG found this to be a very helpful read.
- Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way: Mercedes didn’t use all the author’s recommendation but found a lot of good ideas in this book.
- Emotionally Healthy Twins: LauraC agrees with the basic premise of this book, that twins are to be treated as individuals, but thinks that the author sets the bar impossibly high.
- One and the Same: Sadia reviews this book on twin relationships, pointing out that while it’s not really a parenting book, it contains many lessons for the thoughtful parent of multiples, especially identical ones.
- Can We Please Get a Chapter about Multiples? Janna reflects on the ways in which mainstream parenting books’ advice is often irrelevant to families with multiples… and perhaps singletons of different ages.
The First Year
- Twin Manibreasto: A Success Story of Milk and Multiples: ldskatelyn reviewed Mercedes‘ book on breastfeeding her twins.
- Baby Sign Books: Sadia talks about the benefits of Baby Sign and reviews several of the books that can help you get started and keep it up.
- The Preemie Primer: For Mari, having an understanding of life in the NICU and preemies’ challenges and strengths helped her prepare for her triplets’ birth.
- Baby Sleep Books: lunchldyd compared the usefulness of several of the sleep classics: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, and Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems.
- Happiest Baby on the Block
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Stuff and Organization
- Parenting Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way We Raise Our Children
- Parenting Books about Raising Market-Savvy Kids
- Clutterfree with Kids: Janna found this to be helpful read. The title says it all!
- Finding Time for Romance When You Have Kids
- We Love Each Other, But…
- TransParenting Parent Handbook for Divorcing Parents
- Siblings Without Rivalry
- A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
- The Foster Parenting Toolbox
- Raising Your Spirited Child
Cookbooks and Nutrition
- Petit Appetit: Rebecca highly recommends this cookbook with recipes for little ones, to save money your might otherwise spend on jarred baby food, if nothing else!
- Homemade Baby Food: Sadia discusses the supplies with which to start making your own baby good, including Annabel Karmel’s Top 100 Baby Purees: 100 Quick and Easy Meals for a Healthy and Happy Baby.