Mommytogs's review of: What to Expect the First Year
Yes, the first of this series is a truly valuable book, but in my opinion, this is the one that REALLY soothed my fears about having a child the most; after all, you now are RESPONSIBLE for a human being who is now a freestanding individual and helpless! The task is daunting and parents are exhausted, not thinking clearly and most often panicking at usually something silly. This book is chaptered by the month age of your child and it tells you what to expect developmentally and what to worry about. It also gives info on immunizations, what to feed the little baby, and recipes too. Lots of question/answer dialogue going on in the book too. I found that sometimes those obscure questions that you are wondering about your child are answered too. It was my bathroom "bible" book that whole first year. Because of this book, I am an expert at raising children! Well, ok, not really; but I recommend it to at least boost your confidence and calm your fears dramatically!