Win a signed copy of Cribsheet by Emily Oster


Cribsheet is the groundbreaking new parenting book from Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better. To celebrate its paperback publication, we're giving Mumsnet users the chance to win one of 10 copies signed by the author. Read on to find out more and enter the competition.

From the author of acclaimed pregnancy book Expecting Better comes Cribsheet – a clear and practical data-supported guide to the early years.

About the book

From feeding to sleep training, 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. (Sound familiar?) But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the trade-offs can be profound. So how do you make your own best decision as a parent?

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. 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 be a parent at the same time.

Cribsheet is a thinking parent's guide that empowers us to make better, less fraught decisions – and stay sane in the early years.

Buy the book for £11.75


It was an overnight bestseller on publication recently in the United States. Watch the short interview with Emily Oster below to discover more about her findings.

What the reviewers are saying:

“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. I am so grateful for her work.” – Amy Schumer

“Refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down.” – Los Angeles Times

“It couldn't be more relevant… steers clear of recommendations and cast-iron guarantees, instead promising to arm parents with information to make the decisions that are right for them.” – Daily Telegraph

Find @ProfEmilyOster and #Cribsheet on Twitter.


10 lucky Mumsnet users will win a copy of Cribsheet signed by the author. For your chance to win, simply answer the question below correctly. (Hint: the answer can be found in the video above.)

T&Cs apply. Competition closes on 2 July 2019.

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