I am so glad I borrowed What to Expect the First Year from the library.
I’d return the book if I had bought it.
On page 43:
“…don’t buy everything in yellow or green, particularly since many infants don’t have the complexion to carry off these shades”.
DON’T HAVE THE COMPLEXION?
Are they serious?
No need to concentrate on my baby’s physiological and psychological development, we’ve got a fashion crisis on our hands!
Hopefully I don’t ruin my child by dressing him/her in (gasp) GREEN. The horror!
I’m shocked at the emphasis on something so superficial. The world will throw these values at my child soon enough. I can’t believe that a baby book would go there.
Needless to say, I put the book down after I’d read that line.
I don’t trust parenting advice from authors who possess such opposite values from my own.
It would be like seeking spiritual guidance from Entertainment Tonight.