Jnjcasper's review of: What to Expect the First Year
I was predisposed to enjoy What To Expect the First Year, since we are graduates of What To Expect When You’re Expecting. We loved that book, and this one follows up well. We bought it when our firstborn turned about six months, since we believe in good preparation. Like the first book, my wife read it page-by-page, and I flipped through, especially by reading over her shoulder while she was nursing the baby. Of course, that would lead me to an article I’d get interested in, and then before you know it I was flipping through on my own. The book is organized month-by-month, and one of the most helpful features is how it describes well typical child progression. If my baby seems slow in sitting up, for example, I look at the month she is in, and find out that, yes, some children are walking by now, but it is not at all unusual to still be laying there, happy turning over. This type of reassurance is invaluable for first-time parents. We highly recommend the book.