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Cribsheet : a data-driven guide to better, more relaxed parenting, from birth to preschool / Emily Oster.

Oster, Emily, (author.).

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
In the beginning. The first three days ; Wait, you want me to take it home? ; Trust me, take the mesh underwear -- The first year. Breast is best? Breast is better? Breast is about the same? ; Breastfeeding: A how-to guide ; Sleep position and location ; Organize your baby ; Vaccination: Yes, please ; Stay-at-home mom? Stay-at-work mom? ; Who should take care of the baby? ; Sleep training ; Beyond the boobs: Introducing solid food -- From baby to toddler. Early walking, late walking: Physical milestones ; Baby Einstein vs. the TV habit ; Slow talking, fast talking: Language development ; Potty training: Stickers vs. M&M's ; Toddler discipline ; Education -- The home front. Internal politics ; Expansions ; Growing up and letting go.
Summary, etc.:
"With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet, she now tackles an even great challenge: decision making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule -- or three -- for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the tradeoffs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? Armed with the data, Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding (not a panacea), sleep training (not so bad!), potty training (wait until they're ready or possibly bribe with M&Ms), language acquisition (early talkers aren't necessarily geniuses), and many other topics. She also shows parents how to think through freighted questions like if and how to go back to work, how to think about toddler discipline, and how to have a relationship and parent at the same time. Economics is the science of decision-making, and CRIBSHEET is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Emily Oster is a trained expert -- and mom of two -- who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions -- and stay sane in the years before preschool"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Infants > Care.
Toddlers > Care.
Child rearing > Decision making.

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