Like I mentioned in a previous post, our little one is no longer an infant, but she’s not quite a toddler either. After doing some research, I realized that she is in a stage sometimes called the “pre-toddler” stage. I had a difficult time finding very many books related to this stage. All of the toddler literature was still a bit too advanced for her.
As a first-time parent, you spend so much time preparing for childbirth, and infancy, and making it through that first year. When that first birthday rolled around, suddenly I found myself a little unprepared. So, I finally stumbled upon a few books that might shed some light on our new adventures. It was literally like everything changed overnight.
It also seems like everything is so controversial. Parenting is full of highly personal decisions, where the stakes are high and the convictions are deep. But, I am going to be testing the waters with the following books:
I’ll be reading Pretoddlerwise: From Babyhood to Toddlerhood (Parenting your 12-18 month old). This is exactly the stage we are in, and at only $5, sign me up. I just wish I’d had it a couple of months ago.
Also in the line-up is What to Expect the Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months. At $10, this should be another worthwhile investment.
And last but not least, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. Brilliant. Better late than never.
I was also pleasantly surprised to discover Amazon’s fast, free shipping for moms, and I should be getting my reading material in less than 48 hours.
I welcome any additional recommendations!