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Book offers Catholic guide to raising a happy baby


This is the cover of "Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood" by Greg and Lisa Popcak. This book is reviewed by Regina Lordan. (CNS)

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"Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood" by Greg and Lisa Popcak. Ava Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 272 pp., $16.95.

Tired and sensitive pregnant mothers and new parents beware.

"Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood" is no exception to the lot within the genre of parenting books. There will be a few points of contention amid the advice that Greg and Lisa Popcak extoll. And if you are the type of parent who has to work outside the home shortly after having the baby, cannot nurse the baby and prefers for said baby to sleep in a crib rather than in your own bed, parts of this book might irk you.

But if you are the type of parent who is open to different points of view on parenting (or can skip right past them) and are looking for a perspective that is inspired by Catholic ideas, then this book will provide helpful insight into how to raise a happy baby as happy parents.

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