Sorry true believers, no children’s books today. LTD’s recent cold reminded me that we have been using the Baby 411 book as our first line of defense against misinformation and unclear baby reference books. As the cover says, the book was featured on The Today Show and they certainly don’t need more publicity, but I have to tell you that there is a good reason that the book is so popular. The most important thing to know about Baby 411 is that it is easy to read and gives simple instructions regarding baby care. Authors Denise & Alan Fields along with co-author Dr. Ari Brown have delivered a book that doesn’t scare the crap out of me. I tried to look up ‘rash’ in the Mayo Clinic book and got instantly nauseous. Baby 411 is now in it’s 4th edition, so you can find a copy gently used on the Internet for peanuts. I also like the casual tone of the book. The authors aren’t preachy or overly technical. It is almost like the knew real people in real life situations would be reading the book, shocking I know, when you think about how some of the baby books are written. This style works especially well when frantically reading the book in the dark at 3am. We use Google a lot when it comes to looking up baby stuff, but there is something nice about being able to use a book it brings me closer to my ancestors.