Top Parenting Books We Adore

Parenting is an evolving process. As parents, we do our best based on the resources and knowledge we have in hands at the point of time. It is a journey where one size does not fit all; what works for your family may not necessarily work for the other family.

Parents go through lots of trials and errors throughout their little ones’ childhood to find what suits their children best. For us, finding out experiences from parents who have been through the same experiences help too. Besides learning from friends and relatives, we also like referring to resources such as parenting books.

Here are some recommended, useful parenting books that we have read and highly recommend:

The No-Cry Discipline Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

The No-Cry Discipline Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

This book is an easy read with simple-to-apply ways written in an organised manner. Pantley shares gentle tips and methods to encourage good behaviour without any tears and tantrums.

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen

When being strict doesn’t work and still instigate repeated misbehaviours, this is the book to refer to. Cohen elaborates on examples how we can encourage cooperation and confidence without compromising on parent-child bond.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham

Dr Laura Markham changed our perspective on parenting. An eye-opening book with methods that truly work, Markham explains the importance of empathy and acknowledging feelings as kids who feel being understood are more keen to cooperate and behave. The change begins with parents.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Sick of repeating the same requests to your kids yet not getting the response/action you want? We feel you. That’s when this book comes to the rescue. Communication is key. Written in a fun, casual manner with comic strips added in between for better overview, Faber and Mazlish make parenting easier.

French Children Don’t Throw Food by Pamela Druckermann

French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckermann
Ever wondered why some children, especially French’s, are so well-behaved? Why French mums look so calm and chic? This book will tell you why. Entailing the lifestyles and parenting values of French households, Druckerman narrated her messages  through experiences and interviews with mums in the country. Bottom line is, there is a strict framework for children yet within it, there is lots of freedom. Striking a balance plays a huge role.

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Chapman & Campbell

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Chapman & Campbell
Each individual, including children, has a way to feel loved. What triggers your love button does not necessarily work the same way for the person next to you. This book describes the 5 different types of love languages and what parents can do to make their children feel safe and loved.

Do you have a parenting book that you love but not listed here? Share with us!

Baby monitors – Your extra pair of eyes and ears

A wireless radio system that can help you stay aware of your baby’s safety, a baby monitor alerts you to times when your child is crying or needs your help. It also comes in handy when you need to keep tabs of more than one child, on elderly who needs care or a pet that needs to be observed.

Here are some of the features to look out for when shopping for a baby monitor:

Batteries
For greater flexibility, go for something that operates on rechargeable batteries and mains power in the parent unit. If it doesn’t and run on non-rechargeable batteries, be sure to ask how long they can last.

Audio/video parent unit
Video baby monitor comes with a colour LCD video screen in the handheld unit so you can watch your baby anywhere within the house. Go for something with a greater range, especially if your house is big.

Volume control
An essential feature, the volume control is usually located on the side.

Expandability
Some monitors allow you to add up to four cameras. This is practical especially if you want to cover more areas in your house.

Frequency band
Look for the printed stickers for their band information choose a model that uses a different frequency band from the wireless products in your home. Some adapt the DECT technology, a frequency reserved exclusively for voice-only applications.

Night vision
Through its infrared light feature, many audio/video monitors allow clear view even in the dark.

Other nice-to-haves
Some models have other functions such as a temperature sensor, motion/sound sensor, night light, out-of-range indicator, an extra receiver unit and connectivity to other viewing devices such as the TV.

We are Happikiddo are proud to be carrying a comprehensive range of quality baby monitors from Motorola to suit every budget. Let’s take a look at them:

Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP 8

Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP 8
Features crystal clear sound with a sound level indicator and a high sensitivity microphone with plug-in-the-wall Baby and Parent Units. It has a range of 300 metres and an out-of-range indicator as well as adjustable volume control.

Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP 11

Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP 11
Equipped with 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 technology for sound clarity, there’s built-in data encryption for added security and an impressive range of up to 300 meters with an out-of-range warning. Five LEDs indicate the level of sound activity in the room, keeping you informed of what’s going on.

 

Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP 16

Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor MBP 16
Features room temperature monitor, backlit LCD display, night light on baby unit, two-way communication, crystal clear sound with a level indicator and a high sensitivity microphone. Equipped with 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 technology for sound clarity and a built-in data encryption for added security.

Motorola Digital Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP 33Motorola Digital Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP 33
Equipped with 2.4 Gigahertz FHSS technology to prevent crossed signals and promote sound clarity, it features a 2.8″ diagonal colour screen, zoom and infrared night vision, and a high sensitivity microphone. It also has room temperature monitoring, five polyphonic lullabies, additional camera capability and five LED alerts for noise level.

 

Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP 36
Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP 36
With a 3.5″ colour LCD screen, it is enhanced with 2.4 Gigahertz FHSS technology and 25 FPS refresh and infrared night vision. The pan, tilt and zoom of the camera can be remotely adjusted. Other features include room temperature monitoring, five polyphonic lullabies, additional camera capability, five LED alerts for noise level, 200 metres range and out-of-range warning.

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