This book gave us a path when we were unknowingly wandering through our days with our newborn. Our pediatrician only suggested one book to help get all of us into a groove that was more comfortable and more predictable and it was this book. It's all you need to get started. Helpful advise regarding feeding (breast fed and formula fed), appropriate activities, sleep expectations, and a summary of other helpful topics for new parents. I liked it so much I bought Babywise II for 5mo+ "babyhood". Note: this book advocates sleep training.