When I was pregnant with my oldest child, my best friend sent me a very long and detailed email sorting out what I needed and what was superfluous crap they just try to sell you when you’re pregnant. So, I knew from the get-go with my daughter what I should buy, what I could buy second-hand and what I didn’t need to buy at all. It was the best kind of gift you could give a pregnant lady. Okay, well, a massage would be nice, but you know what I mean.
I just got a message from a friend of mine who is looking to start a family soon. She writes:
I’m probably going to be gettin’ serious with trying to have a baby sometime within the next year or so and I want to be super prepared — you know me, I’m Miss Plan Everything, Always — and was wondering if you had recommendations on books or blogs? Anything regarding advice on the essentials (stroller, carrier, crib, bottles, etc.)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
So- what advice can we offer her? What books are worth buying? I prefer “Your Pregnancy Week by Week” over “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” What about blogs? Babycenter.com has a lot of good stuff. And, essentials – what are your thoughts? GO!