LOL...those books are good for reference, but you do have to pick and choose which advice to follow sometimes. It helps to read a couple books (especially if you don't have a lot of experience with kids), get advice from your pediatrician, family, friends, and most importantly TRUST yourself. That said, there's also a VERY funny (but also helpful at times) book called The Baby Owner's Manual. We get a good laugh reading it (or the toddler book for your 'model's upgrade'), but I have used some advice in it on occasion too.
Baby Owner's Manual
at 8:45 AM on Nov. 4, 2010