The book now that I cannot live without is What To Expect in the First Year which is a sequel to the What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Obviously, I bought agad the book because I was so happy with the first one. It has super comprehensive information from Anika’s birth until she reaches 12 months. Like the first book, it devotes a chapter to every month of your baby’s first year.
You will learn about the milestones your child may be reaching during that month, what to expect during your scheduled doctor’s visit and have answers to almost all your concerns and tips for your baby.
This book is literally my bible nowadays. Its perfect especially if this is your first baby and you don’t have any elders living with you. It taught me to decode the different cries of the baby, how to burp her, decoding the different poops (super helpful), how to handle a colicky baby and a lot more.
You can just imagine me reaching for this book in the middle of the night, cramming to read why Anika wouldn’t stop crying. It is also through this book where I learned how to bathe her, dress her (di pala dapat balot na balot) and how to know if she has fever (temperature of 37degrees and above). I leared that pacifiers are okay to use as long as you break the habit in a considerable time preiod. Most importantly, I learned about SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Although experts are yet to determine the exact cause of SIDS among babies, they have helpful tips to lessen the risk.
For first time parents, I strongly suggest you invest in buying this book. Hindi talaga kayo magsisisi. If you are like me na gusto agad may explanation about what’s happening sa baby ko, this book is definitely for you =)