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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.