Described as the first book to recognize that babies have two parents, this volume might well also be termed probably the most complete of its kind. It carries parents through the various stages of motherhood and fatherhood from part 1, "A Baby on the Way," to the point where babyhood ends, at age 6. Illustrative of the detailed treatment is part 4, "Newborn to Yearling," in which parents are told "what to do" each month of the first year. There are ten parts, the last being a 34 page record section in which doting parents can enter minute details of the youngster's progress, including two pages devoted to mental, physical and nervous development.
Written in an easy, friendly and sympathetic style, the book should prove of much value both as a source of practical information for parents and as prophylaxis against the jitters of expectancy. Certainly it is an admirable