Monday, March 18, 2013

Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

The other day, I was telling Boomer about some friends of ours who are sleep-training their six-month old son. I told him that they just realized that just because the boy shifts or whimpers, it doesn't mean that they need to rush in and feed him every single time.

Boomer's reaction: "Does no one read Bringing Up Bebe???" Hahaha. Yes, Boomer has read Bringing Up Bebe and understands that babies move around in their sleep and make noises, and this doesn't necessarily mean that they are awake or in need of feeding or soothing.

Anyway, if you haven't read Bringing Up Bebe, I highly recommend it. It's funny, informative, and even if you don't agree with everything Druckerman writes, it's nice to have a different way of looking at parenting.

Bebe Day by Day is a very short book that summarizes the concepts in Bringing Up Bebe in 100 key statements with brief descriptions. It was written so that babysitters or relatives could quickly read about the ideas instead of having to read Bringing Up Bebe which includes a lot of Druckerman's own story. And it's effective in this sense. However, I still think that if you have the time, pick up Bringing Up Bebe.

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