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REGRET: 2 WANT: 9

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LOVE: 60 NEUTRAL: 28
REGRET: 2 WANT: 9
  • This is a good book if you're a super beginner and need to know everything about taking care of a baby. It's not my favorite parenting book, though Oct 21, 2018

    • Neel P.
    • Metropolis , Illinois

    Easy read. Especially useful for the first few months! It was my Bible during that overwhelming time. 8 months later, I still reference it. I recommend reading the newborn sections before baby comes. Jun 24, 2018

    • Amy A.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    Borrowed this from a friend and found it very informative and easy to read. It offered reassuring answers to all my “is this normal?” questions. Jun 07, 2018

  • Great book for any new parent. Especially if you want to know when to call a doctor. The book is tabbed by issue and there are checklists per topic. Wish we had in the first few weeks! Jan 24, 2018

  • My favorite parenting book--the question and answer format makes this really easy to use. Oct 05, 2016

  • This is a must-have book. It has saved us MANY trips to the ER. Worth its weight in gold. Apr 28, 2016

  • So comprehensive and a great resource. Make sure you purchase the most recent edition for the most up-to-date info! Aug 25, 2015

    • Mary B.
    • United States of America

    Only book I've actually used. Aug 08, 2015

    • Cait B.
    • Saint Louis, Missouri

    The verbiage is aimed at heterosexual, white middle-class families... And that's not us. But it was informative, even if the authors are smug as all hell. Jul 01, 2015

    • Katie L.
    • United States of America

    This book was ok. It's a good first book if you are pregnant for the first time. Nov 08, 2014

  • So good. I give/recommend to every new mama. So very informative without being alarmist and easy to skim through for the information you need. Oct 27, 2014

  • Great info, we go back to it time and again Oct 27, 2014

    • Katy R.
    • United States of America

    Helpful for late night "OMG DOES MY BABY HAVE ____" crises. Sep 25, 2014

  • I haven't read it yet Sep 23, 2014

  • Great reference book with the recommended musts and the reality answers too. Sep 02, 2014

  • A really clear, useful read - though one I admittedly consulting more before the baby was born than after Aug 12, 2014

  • Helpful in determining what you really "need," what is helpful, what will clutter your house as a first time parent. Aug 07, 2014

  • Found this took to be an easy read and good to refer back to. Really helpful. Aug 06, 2014

    • h b.
    • United States of America

    We have this on our bookshelf, but honestly have not picked it up more than a few times. Jul 28, 2014

  • What I give all new mom friends. Simple straightforward reliable information to every 'is that normal' question you might have Jun 26, 2014

  • So helpful for FTM mom planning - still waiting on the wee one to arrive to put it all into practice, but can't wait to do so! May 12, 2014

  • Baby basics but not a must have (borrow, don't buy) Apr 03, 2014

  • Some great - real life - advise on all baby topics. Written in an honest, easy to read format Mar 18, 2014

  • Very useful for medical info. Feb 18, 2014

  • if this is the only baby book you buy, get this one Feb 06, 2014

  • As a mom of a 2 month old this is my fav book right now. It's to the point, and I like that it's written by both a doctor and a mom. It balances the best medical advice with the best practical advice. Feb 03, 2014

  • Love this guide! A good run down on anything and everything related to having a new baby (crib safety, food, nursing, etc). Feb 03, 2014

  • lots of good info, but the authors try a little too hard to sound "hip" Feb 02, 2014

    • Sara O.
    • United States of America

    Great resource on many topics Feb 02, 2014

  • Answered a lot of questions since we were new parents Jan 31, 2014

  • Great for the 3a new parent panic. Written in an easy-to-understand and approachable way that makes you feel like you're not the first newbie to have a seemingly crazy question. Dec 10, 2013

  • It's my go to new mom gift, it's such a great resource Nov 20, 2013

  • Too much information and not in-depth enough. Plus, there have been numerous times I have gone to consult it and it hasn't had some pretty basic stuff in there. Easily skippable. Nov 14, 2013

  • Super informative, especially about breastfeeding and solid food transition, making sure the kid gets enough nutrition. AND helped me diagnose acid reflux in my kid. Nov 13, 2013

  • Hands down the best book of any of them. Simple, down to earth advice that won't have you losing your mind with crazy. You'll have it by your bed and use it for years. I can't recommend this higher! Nov 07, 2013

  • I felt that this book had more inaccuracies and less content than most of the other top parenting books. Oct 27, 2013

  • Great go-to book. Sep 30, 2013

    • Yael H.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    I like this book but never used it as much as the baby bargains Sep 24, 2013

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  • This is a good book if you're a super beginner and need to know everything about taking care of a baby. It's not my favorite parenting book, though Oct 21, 2018

    • Neel P.
    • Metropolis , Illinois

    Easy read. Especially useful for the first few months! It was my Bible during that overwhelming time. 8 months later, I still reference it. I recommend reading the newborn sections before baby comes. Jun 24, 2018

    • Amy A.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    Borrowed this from a friend and found it very informative and easy to read. It offered reassuring answers to all my “is this normal?” questions. Jun 07, 2018

  • Great book for any new parent. Especially if you want to know when to call a doctor. The book is tabbed by issue and there are checklists per topic. Wish we had in the first few weeks! Jan 24, 2018

  • My favorite parenting book--the question and answer format makes this really easy to use. Oct 05, 2016

  • This is a must-have book. It has saved us MANY trips to the ER. Worth its weight in gold. Apr 28, 2016

  • So comprehensive and a great resource. Make sure you purchase the most recent edition for the most up-to-date info! Aug 25, 2015

    • Mary B.
    • United States of America

    Only book I've actually used. Aug 08, 2015

    • Cait B.
    • Saint Louis, Missouri

    The verbiage is aimed at heterosexual, white middle-class families... And that's not us. But it was informative, even if the authors are smug as all hell. Jul 01, 2015

    • Katie L.
    • United States of America

    This book was ok. It's a good first book if you are pregnant for the first time. Nov 08, 2014

  • So good. I give/recommend to every new mama. So very informative without being alarmist and easy to skim through for the information you need. Oct 27, 2014

  • Great info, we go back to it time and again Oct 27, 2014

    • Katy R.
    • United States of America

    Helpful for late night "OMG DOES MY BABY HAVE ____" crises. Sep 25, 2014

  • I haven't read it yet Sep 23, 2014

  • Great reference book with the recommended musts and the reality answers too. Sep 02, 2014

  • A really clear, useful read - though one I admittedly consulting more before the baby was born than after Aug 12, 2014

  • Helpful in determining what you really "need," what is helpful, what will clutter your house as a first time parent. Aug 07, 2014

  • Found this took to be an easy read and good to refer back to. Really helpful. Aug 06, 2014

    • h b.
    • United States of America

    We have this on our bookshelf, but honestly have not picked it up more than a few times. Jul 28, 2014

  • What I give all new mom friends. Simple straightforward reliable information to every 'is that normal' question you might have Jun 26, 2014

  • So helpful for FTM mom planning - still waiting on the wee one to arrive to put it all into practice, but can't wait to do so! May 12, 2014

  • Baby basics but not a must have (borrow, don't buy) Apr 03, 2014

  • Some great - real life - advise on all baby topics. Written in an honest, easy to read format Mar 18, 2014

  • Very useful for medical info. Feb 18, 2014

  • if this is the only baby book you buy, get this one Feb 06, 2014

  • As a mom of a 2 month old this is my fav book right now. It's to the point, and I like that it's written by both a doctor and a mom. It balances the best medical advice with the best practical advice. Feb 03, 2014

  • Love this guide! A good run down on anything and everything related to having a new baby (crib safety, food, nursing, etc). Feb 03, 2014

  • lots of good info, but the authors try a little too hard to sound "hip" Feb 02, 2014

    • Sara O.
    • United States of America

    Great resource on many topics Feb 02, 2014

  • Answered a lot of questions since we were new parents Jan 31, 2014

  • Great for the 3a new parent panic. Written in an easy-to-understand and approachable way that makes you feel like you're not the first newbie to have a seemingly crazy question. Dec 10, 2013

  • It's my go to new mom gift, it's such a great resource Nov 20, 2013

  • Too much information and not in-depth enough. Plus, there have been numerous times I have gone to consult it and it hasn't had some pretty basic stuff in there. Easily skippable. Nov 14, 2013

  • Super informative, especially about breastfeeding and solid food transition, making sure the kid gets enough nutrition. AND helped me diagnose acid reflux in my kid. Nov 13, 2013

  • Hands down the best book of any of them. Simple, down to earth advice that won't have you losing your mind with crazy. You'll have it by your bed and use it for years. I can't recommend this higher! Nov 07, 2013

  • I felt that this book had more inaccuracies and less content than most of the other top parenting books. Oct 27, 2013

  • Great go-to book. Sep 30, 2013

    • Yael H.
    • Boston, Massachusetts

    I like this book but never used it as much as the baby bargains Sep 24, 2013

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