Ninedosus's review of: What to Expect the First Year
Just like What to Expect When You're Expecting, this book is a staple for parents. I think all parents (both new and pro) know that the first year is nerve wracking. You call the doctor every five minutes for every sniffle and cross eyed look.
This book takes you step by step through all your child's developmental stages- physical, mental, and emotional. It covers every little thing, from feeding to clothing to getting sick.
I loved that you can check your child's developmental progress against what's normal for that age. So if you're child isn't doing something common by a certain age, you can talk to your pediatrician about it. It's also covers all the little basics, from how to swaddle, how much your baby will eat, what colors they like, you name it!
When people say that babies should come with manuals, they need to check out this book!