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The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms: John Wiley & Sons, Canada Inc (April 2010)

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“Best baby book EVER!!!!! By far found this book to be the MOST useful book of all the baby books I have. Highly recommend it to all my friends with babies. Thanks for making such a great book full of great information that is easy to find :)”
Christine O’Toole – facebook fan

“I bought this book as a gift for my sister, who is currently 5 months pregnant with her first baby. I decided to read it first… mostly so I could find out if she would think I was insulting her intelligence by buying it for her! I loved this book. I’m planning to have children in the next year and I know I will be using the information I found in this book. It’s not set up in a chronological manner like many of the baby advice books that are popular. It is set up in chapters by body part, with the first half of the book focusing on baby and the second half on mom. For example, one chapter focuses on baby’s mouth. In this section they cover everything from feeding to drooling to what they refer to as ‘oral explorations’ which really means babies put everything in their mouths.

One of the things I liked the most was the section on bottle feeding with formula. The authors are very non judgmental and present great information on both breast feeding and bottle feeding. After giving tons of good breastfeeding advice the authors acknowledge that some people just cannot breast feed for medical, professional or other reasons. Many of the books I’ve read do not give information on formula because it’s second best for baby. This book gives charts on when to feed, how much to feed and troubleshooting tips for formula and bottle feeding. I know breastfeeding is considered best for baby, but some times it just isn’t an option and it’s nice to have a resource that gives all the information you need on bottle feeding as well.

I would highly recommend this book for pregnant women or even anyone who is going to have a lot of interaction with a new baby.”
Ann – customer review

Call it hormones, call it lack of sleep, call it way too much baby on the brain but sometimes as a new Mom you just don’t know what to do in certain situations. When Weston was born and we were having trouble with his eating and sleeping I did what many educated new moms would do….I sought out a book to read for advice. The trick here is you have to find the right book. One that’s not too boring, not too filled with medical jargon, and that fits somewhat with your ideals of child rearing. In my case I am not sure that I ever did find a book that fit exactly with what I needed but I wish I had found The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms. 

This book is somewhere a cross between What to Expect when your Expecting and Jenny McCarthy’s Belly Laughs. It hits all the necessary points but with a little fun and lightheartedness thrown in there too.

One of my favorite parts of this book is that there are special highlighted boxes that supply you with quick tips from the trenches and survival secrets. It is great that these points are easy to find for the frazzled new Mama.
Karen AKA Mrs. Mommy Product Blogger – reviewer

I “like” The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms!! I own it and have read it – several times – and think it’s fantastic. It’s a great resource, written with a delightful humour & casual approach that I truly appreciated, because hey, sometimes we really do just need to laugh at this crazy adventure, right?
Corina – facebook ‘fan’

The book has been extremely helpful as I begin to navigate first-time motherhood. I found myself laughing at parts as I read through it and I related to a lot of the things that were talked about. It wasn’t a medical book by any means, but it definitely shed some light on issues that I would have asked my doctor about and looked like a fool. I keep it close by as I continue through the first year of motherhood just in case something comes up that it might help with before needing to ask a doctor or another mom.

Jamie M. – customer review