Rating 5 stars
The baby book, was one of the first books I bought when I found out I was pregnant.
I had heard a lot about attachment parenting before hand because I read a lot of family blogs.
Most of it sounded right, so when the name William Sears came up I started digging.
I really like the way he writes. I find it calming rather than fear inducing.
Coming home with an infant is scary enough, it’s nice to have a book that makes you feel you can handle things rather than freaking you out.
This book helped keep me sane the first year. I read it while pregnant and honestly I am so glad I did.
I knew to go with my instincts, to hold my baby a lot even when people made comments.
It also helped when it came to breast feeding, because there are some ignorant people in my family.
It really helped me feel secure in doing what was right for me and my family, as a new mom it blows my mind that a book can help with that.
Sears is the kind of person every new parent should at least try to read and consider some of the new research out there.
If crying it out, time outs, and sleeping away from your baby don’t seem normal to you than I would suggest reading this book.
Heck I suggest it even if you are all on board with those things, this just might change your mind.
The baby book helps you know what milestones are coming, how to help your baby meet them, and also gives you information about possible issues if your baby isn’t meeting a particular milestone.
The last part of the book is helpful even after the first year or two with a description of illnesses and the best ways to treat them. Also telling you when to call the doctor and what you need to know to get the right diagnosis.
The baby book is an investment I am glad I made.
Of the stack of parenting and pregnancy books I had this was by far the best and most informative.
I have no idea why people still recommend What to expect, when you’re expecting when they could be recommending The baby book and being helpful by doing so.