There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Information
What the doctor wants you to know: “People can read too many books and too much online,” says Laura Jana, a pediatrician in Omaha and the author of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality (AAP, $16, amazon.com). “This breeds parents who have no confidence in themselves. Instead, use what you read to make your own judgments. And when shopping for a parenting book, look for one that combines the practical with the medical, like American Academy of Pediatrics Baby & Child Health, by Jennifer Shu.
Where she slacks off: “I can admit to leaving my firstborn in a dirty diaper for too long. My husband and I would each think the other one had taken care of it.”