Babies' Guide to Parents

and other important people

Non-Fiction - Parenting
134 Pages
Reviewed on 07/13/2011
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Author Biography

Meri Ramey-Gray was inspired to write this book from the babies point of view, especially after her work with Northern Virginia Family Services. Ramey-Gray and her son had entered into the program right after he was born, than as she and her family grew, the program did the same. Ramey-Gray had spoken at the ground breaking ceremony for a new Early Head Start development center, on behalf of the families in the program. Afterwards, she was asked to run for President of Northern Virginia Family Services Early Head Start/ Head Start program. Ramey-Gray accepted and won! After two terms served, she was moving to another state, passing the gavel down, but her work was not finished. She decided to write a book from the babies' perspective as she constantly did that, to give them a voice that could be heard. Within the same time, Ramey-Gray had also received her BA in Psychology and with this book, she gave the babies' their voice, with love and laughter!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Meri E. Ramey-Gray's Babies' Guide to Parents is a fun and educational book to read! Written from a baby's perspective, this book is jam-packed with essential information for parents and caregivers of infants. Each month is discussed in a separate chapter. This allows for milestones and significant information that usually is a part of each month to be discussed: for example, when a baby typically begins to crawl/climb and when shots are usually administered. Sharing what the baby needs is cute to read from a baby's perspective and so very true. Some things may appear to be commonsense, but in the midst of a crisis or when you are so tired of taking care of and raising a baby, it is easy to forget certain things.

This is a well-written and cute book! Babies are a lot of fun but also a lot of work, and they are a gift that must be treasured and treated well. Ramey-Gray will take you into the mind and thoughts of babies and see the world during their first twelve months of life "from the other side." I highly recommend this book to parents as it is enjoyable, yet also educational and is not overwhelming or difficult to read or understand. I like how the author stresses that babies love their parents/caregivers, and that during the seemingly mundane tasks of caring for them, it can be difficult to always focus on the positives of raising a baby.