I tend to lean toward very practical baby shower gifts. I'm the person shopping from the registry to pick up all "the essentials" that nobody else considers a "real" gift. Burp cloths, bottle brushes, crib liners - the items often overlooked in favor of cute onesies and embroidered blankets. I consider all my choices "must haves" and hope my friends will come to appreciate them as the reality of having a new family member sets in.
I've never once considered giving a book as a baby shower gift.
"Safe House" is an amazing resource for parents, full of life-giving, Biblically-based and super-practical advice based on scientific research. The author draws not only from his own professional and personal experience, but also from medical and other research, to create a parenting guide unlike any I've read before.
The book encourages readers to look to their own childhoods and parenting backgrounds to begin to understand how the parenting experience truly is generational - and guides parents who'd like to make changes through the process of creating a "safe house" for their own children.
Truly a must-read for any new parents, or parents with young children at home. Highly recommend.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.