“Is This a Phase? Child Development & Parent Strategies, Birth to 6 Years” was written by a pediatric advice nurse who has spent years as a parent educator in the San Francisco Bay area. This book tells prospective parents what to expect at every developmental phase.
What’s different about it is that it addresses a baby’s behavior and needs by development, not by age. It points out that normal children may reach certain developmental milestones at very different ages, and does include “red flag” information to alert parents when there is cause for concern.