Your Baby's First Year by American Academy of Pediatrics
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my favorite baby book. It has the most recent scientific information and no time-wasting personal stories. The first half the book covers pregnancy through the baby's first of year of life. You can either read it all in advance or as the baby grows (though you may not have as much time to do the latter). The second half of the book is not as well organized because it mixes in some sections you should read in advance (like baby-proofing and safety) with other sections that are mostly there just for reference (such as those covering specific genetic diseases). I would suggest carefully selecting which sections you need to read in the second half- it's a very long book and you really shouldn't spend a lot of time reading about things that definitely don't apply to your family.
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