am 5. Juni 2014
The Baby Book is and excellent source for new parents. It covers just about every aspect you will need to know about from birth to 2 years of age. Our daughter is now 16 months old, and I still refer to this book (which we got when she was born). It has saved us a few trips to the paediatrician, and helped us on many occasion. The only part I found a little out-dated/ disagreed with, is the part about the "first foods/purees", bit this is a small part, and quite honestly, a personal opinion. Do yourself a favour and get this book, it is well worth the money spent. It also helped us get some good sleep. But if you need more info, I would highly recommend the others Sears books as well, like the Baby Sleep book and the Portable Paediatrician.
Dr Sears and his wife have 7 (or 8, I lose count, sorry) kids of their own, and have many insights to share, however, they do not impose their opinion on you - you are presented with the facts and ideas, and are open to try your own parenting style and listen to your own instincts. The writing style is in a light-hearted manner, and quite enjoyable to read.
Brilliant book! I am about to buy a copy for a friend of mine having a baby soon.
am 3. Juni 2013
Raised my girls with the previous edition, love it so much! Most helpful with the first child, especially when you feel helpless, stupid or overrun by relatives' good advice.
Has lots of examples from the experience of authors themselves and other parents they met.
Highly recommended not only for american parents!!!!
am 22. August 2013
The book has been recommended my by my midwife and I admit it's a really helpful book. It has a lot of practical advises, incl. medical ones. The authors teach to hear your baby, to see the world with your babys' eyes and to help your baby to communicate with you. This book is a must to have when you're parenting your first child.