The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two
By William and Martha Sears
Little Brown and Co., 2nd Edition, 2003
If you only get one parenting book in your lifetime, get this one. Husband and wife team William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, provide an excellent and in-depth perspective on raising a child from infancy to the elementary years. Chapters cover late pregnancy, delivery options, attachment parenting, methods of carrying a baby (sling vs. front pack), strategies for nursing and feeding, toddler nutrition and many other topics. Especially helpful is the concise, easy-to-read appendix chart for common infant illnesses. Spanning several pages, the chart identifies conditions and lists both successful home remedies and common medical treatments.
The Sears have raised seven healthy children and contribute their wealth of both personal and professional experience to their writing. They are also authors of The Discipline Book and The Pregnancy Book.
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