What We’re Reading: “First-Time Parents,” by Miriam Stoppard

You’re probably already familiar with DK books. They publish those wonderful little books with great photography – books that have helped many little ones learn their first words in the highly visual book “My First Word Book,” combining pictures and words.

first-time-parents.jpgNow DK publishers have joined with author Dr. Miriam Stoppard to publish, in my opinion, one of the best books for parents-to-be, especially first-timers. I’ve given this book as a great baby shower gift and will tell anyone I know what a huge help it is for new parents who are often uncertain and nervous. The detailed photos help explain various steps in the beginning stages of parenthood, and it takes parents all the way through the first year.

The first chapter of the book, “Deciding on Parenthood,” is a real bonus. The book discusses how families are changing and has a section called “Why Be a Parent?” The chapter ends with the all-important question “Is the Timing Right?”

For dads, the illustrations and visual explanations on how to change diapers will put fears at ease. This books is packed full of tools and support. Leading baby care and parenting expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard is giving new parents the confidence to become good parents with this practical information.

This review was written by Marti Genge, owner of Pages of Parenting Bookstore. Her store is located at 388 E Sunbridge Drive in Fayetteville. Marti is incredibly knowledgeable about all types of parenting books. You can call her for help finding the right book to fit your needs. Her phone number is 479-582-3139 or e-mail her at pagesofparenting@aol.com. Visit her store online at www.pagesofparenting.com.