A Baby Book Club
for New Mommies
For a new mom, support is key. A baby book club is a simple way to achieve the support you need whether youre a new mom for the first time,
a new mom after a long time, or a new mom that has a couple of little ones right in a row.
A baby reading group serves several purposes. You get advice from other women who are experiencing this major life change right along with you
AND a chance to get out of the house with the girls! It might be a book club for baby talk but its ulterior purpose is a new mom support group!
Decide on the New Mom Information You Want to Discuss First
The difference in a general reading group and a baby book club is that with the baby club, you choose the new mom information you wish to
discuss BEFORE you choose the book.
The Information Should be Aimed at New Mom Support
If you want to read the new Oprah Book Pick or Bestselling Fiction, start a traditional book club. The baby reading club is for moms who are
looking for new mom support.
Here are some of the hot topics new mom groups are discussing these days:
- How to Help Baby Sleep! (probably the MOST highly discussed subject for new parents),
- Toys that Help Baby Learn (at different stages of development),
- Baby Medical Advice (what does pulling on an ear really mean?),
- Baby Food Advice (bananas or sweet potatoes - which is the perfect first food?),
- Baby Teething Advice (does Tylenol work in the middle of the night?),
- Crying Baby Help (from colic to ear infections to frustrations), and
- How to Help Your Baby Grow into a Happy Child!
New Mom Groups Decide then Read!
Once you've chosen your desired topic for discussion, next you choose a book for your baby book group to read. You can do this based on
recommendations from other mothers, your own mothers, pediatricians, and maybe even BabyCenter. For example, if my baby book club chose to
start with how to help baby sleep as the topic, I would suggest we read The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. I've heard
many good things about it, "window shopped" it at the library a few times, and think it would provide a lively debate.
Once your group agrees on the book, follow the normal book club guidelines
for meeting frequency and structure.
For another interesting twist on the traditional book club and still focusing on baby, try a baby scrap book club.
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