Dr. Sears is a well know expert in the field of baby rearing. His approach however is different than the norm — he believes in attachment parenting. That means no crying it out, no forced separation, no pacis, etc… It’s all about being there for your baby, bonding with them, teaching them love and compassion while letting them develop on their own time. Of course that doesn’t mean if you don’t follow his methods your baby won’t be taught love and compassion, but his methods are a bit more homeopathic and old school if you will.
I loved this book and reference it often whenever I have questions. It’s a great resource to have on hand. It’s huge so you don’t need to read the whole thing cover to cover, I just referenced sections I was interested in.
Amazon.com: The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition) (9780316778008): William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, James Sears: Books.