Parenting a newborn can be quite a challenge especially for first timers. If you disclose your ignorance then you have many free advises coming your way and feigning them would be of no help.
The best way of this predicament is to then follow a good book. Here are 5 baby care books which have served as a guide to many such parents and have remained best sellers in this subject.
1. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care
This is one book that has been on stands for more than half a decade. It is the most popular and favorite of all parents. Authored by renowned pediatrician Dr. Robert Needlman the book talks about the challenges and solutions of parenting in the 21st century.
2. Your Baby’s First Year
Published by the American Academy of Pediatricians Your Baby’s First Year is an authority on infant care. It covers the basics of caring for a newborn and includes all the milestones included in its development. It is a highly recommended infant care book by pediatricians.
3. Baby 411
It is another popular baby book among moms, it makes for a great baby shower gift too. Baby 411 is basically a compilation of experiences from professionals and parents and focuses on the commonly encountered problems by new parents. The solutions provided are tried and tested methods and are written with vivid descriptions interspersed with subtle humor.
4. The Baby Book
Authored by the Sears family this is a classic in its own right. Deemed as the Baby Bible, the book’s focus is on every aspect of baby care. It is said to be unrivaled in authority on the subject.
5. The Happiest Baby on the Block
Authored by pediatrician Harvey Karp this is a handbook on to keep the baby calm and happy at all times. The Happiest Baby on the Block is a book that culls all the age-old techniques and also explains its working. If you have a colicky baby then this book is your savior.