Advice as newborn gift

Most new parents learn how to care for their newborn by trial and error. A wonderful gift for expecting parents is advice! A small gift basket with a couple how-to books along with any personal tips for newborn care would make a wonderful gift for expecting parents.

The icon of all pregnancy books is the New York Times best-seller What to Expect When you are Expecting. This book made USA Today’s top 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. There is now an updated 4th edition that has been updated for the newest generation of expecting mothers. The covered topics include physical, emotional and nutritional needs of both the mother and the developing baby. The new edition covers week by week fetal development. This is a great book to help expectant mothers worry less about their pregnancy and give them the necessary reassurances needed to take good care of themselves and their babies. The follow-up book entitled What to Expect the First Year is also a bestseller. This book was written by three mothers who share their advice about getting through that crucial first year after the baby is born. There is even a follow up book entitled What to Expect the Toddler Years.

Other bestselling books include The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night and The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer. These books both address most sleep concerns facing newborns and parents. Next to sleep concerns, most parents immediately have medical concerns after bringing home their newborn. They wonder about everything from diaper rash to fevers. A good book to address these concerns is The 24-Hour Pediatrician, written by 80 doctors from leading children’s hospitals. These doctors give parents tips for helping their infants feel better faster, and advice on when an infant should or should not be taken to the doctor.

Choose one or more of these books, add some of your own personal words of wisdom if you like, and you have a wonderful gift full of reassurances and advice that will benefit parents and newborns.