With its lighthearted approach out of the mouths of babes (literally!), this book offers an alternative to the many parenting tomes that are impossible for sleep-deprived readers to get through. As new mothers, the authors read many parenting books and were dismayed at the amount of advice that was not only intimidating, but downright dangerous. It became their mission to compile a book of easily accessible tips for new parents and caregivers with baby's safety as a priority.
Organized into categories not months (since no baby develops at the same rate, making nervous parents even more anxious!) topics include: the birth, diapering, breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and solids, burping, bath time, bedtime, walking, teething, taking care of parents, emotional development, general safety, kitchen safety, vaccines and playground safety.
Jamie Schaefer-Wilson is a former television producer and mother to one girl. Jo Anne Germinario is a former television producer and the mother of a boy and two girls.