"The non-judgmental way The Other Baby Book gently...educates, empowers, and informs parents about all aspects of infant care is remarkable. Most appealing is how the authors appreciate the diverse circumstances within which families live and how decisions about how infants are to be raised such as where they can or should sleep...are decisions that belong only to parents and not to external medical or governmental authorities who don't know them, who dispense inaccurate generalizations, and who forget that the only power they have is what parents choose to give them. This book begins with who the human infant is and not with adult ideas about what society says they should be. The authors never forget that all families are different so what is good or safe or appropriate for one family may not be for another. I am certain that many parents and babies will greatly benefit by the perspectives offered here."
~James J. McKenna Ph.D, Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, author of Sleeping with Your Baby
Megan and Miriam have created a hip, readable, accurate and supportive book about my favorite topics: moms and babies. This book is filled with common, practical, everyday wisdom that unfortunately has become almost obsolete in our medically dominated birthing and pediatrics models. It is a fantastic resource for the the new mom who wants to do things a bit out of the box. Natural birthing support, breastfeeding how-to's, co-sleeping, natural diapering ---you'll find it all here! And it's just a little sassy, too, which makes it fun to read!
~Aviva Romm MD, Certified Professional Midwife and herbalist, and author of The Natural Pregnancy Book, Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Natural Health After Birth and Vaccination: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide
What a fabulous book! Megan and Miriam are like your super-savvy BFFs who have pounded the pavement gathering the latest research & practical guidelines, and written it up in a chatty, humorous yet authoritative format that will speak to NPR and TMZ fans alike. They artfully perform the deft maneuver of challenging the status quo with the low-down on procedures parents often accept on auto-pilot...in a way that’s engaging and empowering, rather than overwhelming. And sprinkled amidst this jaunty parade of exceptionally well-researched nuggets of knowledge for the mind, is the lyricism of Megan’s “A Novel Mama” interludes to whisper open the sweet soft spot of the heart. A must-read-and-please-heed!
~Marcy Axness, PhD, author of Parenting for Peace: Raising a Generation of Peacemakers
… a parenting book that holds your hand and opens your eyes.
~Linda Folden Palmer, author of The Baby Bond, The New Science Behind What's Really Important When Caring for Your Baby
Closeness, connectedness, and attachment may be the most important things that we can give to our children to aid their development into thriving human beings. Unfortunately our modern culture doesn’t tend to prioritize these fundamentals. However, in The Other Baby Book practically every baby-rearing topic discussed inherently supports a strong attachment between mom and baby. If all babies were raised in this intuitive way, the positive effects on our entire society would be incredibly profound.
~Julie Verfurth, ND, Naturopathic Physician and Owner of NaturoKits
The Other Baby Book is the perfect book for parents who don’t follow "mainstream" parenting culture. Massaro and Katz tell it like it is, in a style that is enjoyable to read. This is definitely the kind of book I would share with my friends.
~Susan Chanse, Vice President, Babywearing International
Unique, friendly and down to earth, this very fine parenting book will inform and inspire us all in parenting the next generation with love, connectedness, freedom and fun.
~Sarah J Buckley MD, Author, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
In a world of one-size-fits-all parenting programs and product promotion, The Other Baby Book puts your parenting choices into perspective by helping you tune into your own mommy wisdom...For natural alternatives to the profit-driven baby-care advice so common today, turn to this extraordinary guide, where—like your best girlfriends—Megan and Miriam share their insights with warmth, understanding, and humor.
~Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, Co-author, Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
The Other Baby Book would be a valuable and informative gift for grandparents, caregivers and friends who would benefit from learning more about natural parenting. Sharing this book is a perfect way to reassure, explain rationales for differences in parenting styles, and provides the opportunity for thoughtful and respectful conversations.
~Nancy Holtzman, RN BSN IBCLC, VP Clinical Content & Education at Isis Parenting
The Other Baby Book is terrific! I wish that every mom, dad, grandparent, and community member would read it. It is friendly, uplifting, and easy to read. What an invaluable resource!
~Darcia Narvaez, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and blogger at Psychology Today
Kudos to Megan and Miriam for birthing an eminently readable, oh-so-practical, warm, nonjudgmental, well-researched book that I would like to see every prospective mother read before her baby arrives—and, more importantly, every baby would appreciate his mother reading!
~Nancy Wainer, CPM, author of Silent Knife and Open Season
A++! The Other Baby Book is a warm, practical and comprehensive guide for intuitively parenting your baby that enables you to tap into and celebrate your innate wisdom.
~Laurie Boucke, author of Infant Potty Training
…An energized book about pregnancy, giving birth and caring for your baby. It's a super read—light, informative and delightfully quirky.
~Wintergreen, Director for Common Knowledge Trust, producer of Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method®
Written with humor and wit, The Other Baby Book is truly a page turner. It gives new mothers the reaffirmation they need to trust their hearts-while grinning.
~Elizabeth Antunovic, researcher and co-founder of Boba Inc.
The Other Baby Book gently guides, candidly informs, and thoroughly inspires you to trust your instincts as you bond with your baby.
~Carista Luminare, PhD, author of Parenting Begins Before Conception
The Other Baby Book brings utter relief, recognition and joy to mothering a baby. It is what every mother knows in her heart and doesn’t dare to follow. Reading it will leave a mother … empowered to be the mother she really wants to be.
~Naomi Aldort, Author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves
Massaro and Katz have written a marvelous “back to basics” book.
~Sharon Heller, PhD, author of The Vital Touch
Parenting can seem natural from a distance, but the truth is, parenting is only natural after you have prepared yourself along the way. I literally couldn’t put the book down.
~Stephanie Neurohr, Writer, Director and Producer of Mother of 7™ Motherhood DVDs
I’m a huge fan of mother-to-mother support, and that’s what I like about The Other Baby Book. I’d love to see all first-time mothers exposed to natural parenting ideas in this friendly, mom-to-mom way.
~Jessica Lang Kosa, PhD, IBCLC
Megan and Miriam have brought together a wealth of resources not found in regular baby books: knowledge that parents usually have to learn as they go along. The Other Baby Book is a book I selfishly wish had been there for me. This book is truly a gift.
~Beth Bejnarowicz IBCLC, PCD
Suppose everything you’ve been told about birth, feeding, diapering, and parenting was conventional, commercialized and just didn't feel quite right. The Other Baby Book brings it all back to nature and instinct. Best of all it gives you the confidence to go with your gut, follow your instincts and bond with your baby without interference.
~Lani Michelle, author of Boobie Time Blog and Bring Breastfeeding Back
This book touches on hot button topics with grace and well-founded research. Katz and Massaro do not try to convince you that their way of parenting is the only way...a beautiful tribute to family and how to make childrearing a wondrous time for parents and babies alike.
~Stephanie Nickel, writer and doula-in-training