I bought this book as a gift for friends of mine who had recently become parents. I bought it for them once their daughter was about 3 months old, and unfortunately, most of the "accomplishments" are geared toward newborns. The book is written to be funny, and it is in spots, but some of the "accomplishments" don't apply to all parents. I suppose this is inevitable, though. It might make for a cute shower gift (along with the "real" gift you buy.) It doesn't stand alone well.