The standing joke about wishing kids came with a manual is funny when you're on the outside, but once you have children the notion is all too real. Father and author Joe Borgenicht teamed up with his own dad, pediatrician Dr. Louis Borgenicht, and a group of other experts to create a series of Owner's Manual books with step-by-step parental instructions and schematic diagrams.
The books may look silly, but they're actually the perfect gift for first-time parents. The Baby Owner’s Manual tackles questions like the best way to swaddle a baby and how to make your newborn sleep through the night, while The Toddler Owner's Manual addresses common issues for the ages one to three crowd.
It's not exactly a coffee table series, but it is entertaining crib reading.