This is the second edition of the extremely popular baby care guide. Featuring updated information on pediatric medicine, this handbook also includes new information on such varied topics as common illnesses, home births, sibling relationships, SIDS, and weaning. Also discussed are such parental issues as the father's role in the family and the sometimes difficult and stressful situation of the new mother's return to the workforce. B&W drawings and helpful charts accompany the text.
Pros: good organization Cons: vague information, biased information I hear this book referred to as a "must-have" for new parents. When I was a new parent I believed that for a while. Now on my second child and hundreds of parenting books later, I still have this book in my library but it is not my first choice for anything but development. Since my kids have always been advanced, that really means nothing. What I … more