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

Oster, Emily, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

"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 greater 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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Huntington Branch 649.122 .O852c 2019 (Text) 37814003475804 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 08/27/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library PARENTING 649.122 OST 2019 (Text) 33892100612739 Adult Parenting Materials Book None 05/14/2019 Checked out 08/19/2020
Milton-Freewater Public Library 618.2 Oster (Text) 37862000443705 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/21/2019 Available -
Pendleton Public Library PA 618.2 Os7 (Text) 37801000636199 Parenting Collection Book Branch_Only_3months 06/10/2019 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library 618.2 OSTE (Text) 33892006358924 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 07/31/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 618.2 OST (Text) 33892006483375 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 05/16/2019 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525559252
  • ISBN: 0525559256
  • Physical Description: xxv, 322 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

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 greater 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.
Parenthood.
Parenting.
Infant Health.
Child Health.

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