Prior to birth:
For parents with newborns:
- Baby Bargains by Denise and Alan Fields
Helps new parents wade through the plethora of baby equipment and gear. Great recommendations for necessary baby purchases.
For moms that are breastfeeding:
- Baby 411 by Dr. Ari Brown
A must-read -- user-friendly and written in a question-and-answer format. Has all the answers to your questions in the first year of life.
- The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
Gives effective soothing techniques for the baby that just won’t settle down!
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
- Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
- Nursing Mothers Companion by Kathleen Huggins
- Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You by Mary Renfrew
One of the only breastfeeding books with clear photographs of what to do!
- The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Dr. Jack Newman
A great book when breastfeeding is more difficult than anticipated!
For parents of toddlers:
- Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber
Tried and true method for getting your baby (4 months and older) to sleep through the night!
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Weissbluth
Help with Nutrition:
- Toddler 411 by Dr. Ari Brown
- The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
- Touchpoints by Dr. Brazelton
A great book about you child’s emotional and behavioral development from birth to age three.
- 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas Phelan
- Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
- Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right--The Food Solution that Lets Kids Be Kidsby Joanna Dolgoff MD
- Instinctive Parenting--Trusting Ourselves to Raise Good Kids by Ada Calhoun
- NurtureShock Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
General Pediatric Resources:
American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Corner
CDC – Vaccine Safety
CDC - Seasonal Influenza
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Vaccine Education Center
Development and Behavior:
CDC – Child Development and Parenting
CDC – Autism
We Can Nutrition
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
NBCI - Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute
Breast Collection and Storage Guide-Medela
Sleep for Kids--Website for Children
Sleep for Kids--Parents and Teachers
Center for Young Women’s Health
Young Men’s Health