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The instant New York Times best seller

Parenting is full of decisions, nearly all of which can be agonised over. There is an abundance of often conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends and strangers on the internet. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs 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 and offers non-judgemental ways to consider our options in light of the facts. Cribsheet is a thinking parent's guide that empowers us to make better, less fraught decisions - and stay sane in the years before preschool. 

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©2019 Emily Oster (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"Emily Oster is the non-judgemental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way." (Amy Schumer)

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illuminating look into modern rearing

emily has written a great book looking at the actual research behind headlines. eg co sleeping increases the risk of sids. she reveals that risk is extremely low and then looks into what the benefits of seperate sleeping will do. she has a few biases but freely admits them. her judgement is sound and its great read for factual driven drones.

in a freakonomics way she breaks down the boring numbers for easy consumption. I have to say she overexplained a few things and I found her own application of the data for her own parenting fairly dull tangents. this book would have been a riveting informative read at 66% of what it is now. that is being nit picky. im sure plenty of others will enjoy her personal touch.

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Loved it!

A really handy guide that I thoroughly enjoyed. Easy to listen to and very informative.

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Evidence-based Parenting

Parenting advice can be a morass of anecdote, opinion and traditional teachings which may be unquestioningly followed but seldom reflected upon. Finally, we have a book that examines the many issues that new parents will face. It examines the evidence around each topic to find out what we do know as well as what we don't so you can make a more informed decision about taking care of your child. Highly recommended.

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Great information, sound data based advice

I loved this book. I will buy the hard copy for future reference. It gives sound advice from a data driven perspective. The narrator is fantastic, and the information is relevant and well organised. Would recommend.

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  • Jarred Cinman
  • 22-07-2019

Amazing book! Terrible recording!

What a great book. Amazing. Unique. Insightful. Helpful. Full of brilliant data and advice and stuff.

First word of every paragraph is cut off - not so good. Please can Audible fix this! You are robbing prospective parents of incredibly useful content.

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  • 21-03-2021

waste of time and money

I didn't like at all. I read many of helpful parenting books but this one I hated

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  • Dimmy01
  • 06-01-2021

a good overview

Narrator made it easy to listen, book content was good. It's a difficult subject as so much is personal choice but the author is good at making this clear.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-2020

fascinating

Emily is critical, funny, and understanding. critical in her study of the data available to us to make more informed choices. Funny in sharing real life stories from her own parenting experience. Understanding that we all want what is best for our kids and sometimes something that works for one family may not for another.

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  • Maria Elliott
  • 10-08-2019

Fantastic book

A truly honest and insightful guide to more relaxed parenting. I enjoyed every minute and couldn’t wait to listen. I found it so relatable to my life with 2 kids. Highly recommend for expecting parents and parents of young children. I’m only sorry I didn’t hear about this book 3 years ago.

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