Review & Giveaway: The Other Baby Book

Review & Giveaway: The Other Baby Book

Full of  encouragement, humor and how to’s and evidence based information: This ain’t your mama’s baby book. It’s The Other Baby Book.

Today, I am sharing some thoughts on The Other Baby Book written by Megan McGrory Massaro and Miriam J. Katz. The authors are both first time moms who together, embarked on a mission to empower other moms (and dads)  to return to the basics of love and connection in the first year of parenting.

The Other Baby Book focuses on parenting in a natural way.  The message throughout the books is so positive, one of respect and love, for the first time mother and especially for the newborn and growing baby. The book emphasizes connection, attachment and natural, baby-centered care.

The book is divided into eight chapters that are short and easy to read but packed full of useful, up to date and well researched information. The book talks about the essentials of the first year such as birth, breastfeeding, connection and infant sleep with input not just from the authors, Megan and Miriam, but from leading parenting experts such as Dr. James Mckenna, Naomi Aldort and Dr. Lawrence Cohen.

Reading the book resembles talking to good friend; a down to earth, happy to help you, knows what she’s talking about, crunchy mama kind of friend.  Megan and Miriam do a great job tackling some common fears that go along with parenting in the first year as well as helping the reader find ways to assert herself and feel empowered in her choices to parent in a baby-centered way.

The book is not covering “mainstream” parenting practices: In the sleep chapter,  there is fantastic information that is challenging the sleep training experts and reassuring parents that safe co-sleeping and proximity are not only OK but healthy  components of parenting infants.

The book makes great reading for any expecting mom or new mom that is seeking support and information on leading a crunchier, natural, attachment and connection style parenting journey.

Here is a sneak peek from “Flow: Letting Go into Joy” Chapter:

When we expect our baby to accommodate us,

we’re in for a battle, because there’s nothing in a baby’s

nature that has prepared him to ignore his needs.

His survival instinct tells him to scream for all he’s worth, and

scream he will, until you respond, or learn to disconnect

your ears from your heart.

But don’t worry. There’s another way…



Want to read more about the value of touch, how to go about baby lead solids, the benefits of babywearing, how to handle a nursing strike and much more?

Enter to win your very own copy of The Other Baby Book!

ONE lucky reader will receive a lovely, brand new, hard copy of The Other Baby Book,provided directly by the authors.

To Enter the Giveaway:

Answer one question in the comments section: Do you parent (or plan to) by the book or more by The Other Baby Book?   Why do you want to win The Other Baby Book?


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The Nitty Gritty:
Giveaway will close on April 7th. Winner will be picked by random number generator and announced on the positive parenting connection page on facebook. I have not been paid to do this review.  The authors will be sending a copy to the winning reader directly. Oh and The Other Baby Book has added a link to this fabulous most awesome postive parenting connection site on their virtual book tour webpage.


The giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced on the positive parenting connection Facebook page.

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Ariadne is a happy and busy mama to three children. She practices peaceful, playful, responsive parenting and is passionate about all things parenting and chocolate. Ariadne has a Masters in Psychology and is a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator. She lives on top of a beautiful mountain with her family, and one cuddly dog.

9 Responses to Review & Giveaway: The Other Baby Book

  1. My little one is only 8 months old, but we have already found that The Other Baby Book parenting style fits our family’s needs. We are a breastfeeding, babywearing, pro co-sleeping family! My daughter is fast approaching the age where she may have a nursing strike, and we’re exploring baby led solids. I’d love to win The Other Baby Book, and it would arrive just in time for us to benefit from all the great information about our fast growing girl!

  2. I’d love to win this book and give it as a gift to my cousin who is having her first baby. She’d love all the information.

  3. I *love* reading parenting books that are SUPPORTIVE – sounds like this books is right down my ally! I’d really adding it to my collection.

  4. The one reason I’d like to get this book is to feel connected with a way of thinking that seems natural to me, but that makes me feel sometimes alone; when on a daily basis people don’t understand why I’ve decided not to “industrialize” my relationship with my baby. Information is indeed empowering, and I want to gain confidence on the natural choices I plan to make when raising my child. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  5. I began Motherhood trying to raise a “babywise” baby. In the first month, I felt like a failure. Then I discovered that my natural instinct to co-bed, baby wear and just plain do everything that babywise told me not to worked so much better for my family. I am now starting over with my second and I would love to have a book that describes in further detail what has come do natural as a Mother. The Other Baby Book sounds like it is just that!

  6. I’d love to read the OTHER Baby Book, because I’ve had trouble finding attachment, respectful, supportive parenting books, thus far. I would love to have a resource to share with others as well!

  7. Momma of three babies raised by the principals behind THE OTHER BABY BOOK. Looking forward to adding this book to my lending library as I work with breastfeeding mothers for free. It seems to capture what I have had to find by reading many many books all in one place!

  8. I find the Other baby book is a philosophy that falls in line with my own natural instincts. I would love a copy of the book because its a fresh new perspective on the mire natural lifestyle if parenting. It’s hard to find a good source for advice sometimes but the ladies at The Other Baby Book always pull through for a new mama!

  9. Congratulations, your comment was randomly selected as the winner for the book giveaway!!

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