Happy Homemaker: Baby's First Year-What Every Mom Needs to Know

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Baby's First Year-What Every Mom Needs to Know

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


  There are a lot of books out there for expecting moms and new moms. It's amazing how large these books can get, and how boring they can be too. Some hit it out of the ball park-they come the perfect size, address important issues, and offer a little peace of mind as each new mom enters her first year of parenting this new bundle of joy they call their own. Dr. Carey's Baby Care-First Year Baby Care Guide is one of those books that hits an instant home run. For starters, it's short. Only 80 pages, it covers all the major topics of parenting that can come up in that first year, and some even after. Some of these topics are:
  • Developemental Milestones
  • Rashes
  • Minor Medical Problems
  • Commonly asked questions and so much more!

  The second thing this book has going for it is LOTS and LOTS of pictures. This book actually has over 120 pictures , so you aren't just reading about a condition, rash, or sleeping baby-you're looking at them too. Each appropriately placed picture demonstrates a topic, shows a specific condition, or illustrates just where your baby should be at any given time in the first year. It is clear about each milestone, how to swaddle, what rashes mean, common issues often not discussed, and so much more.

 The pictures make it easy to understand and if dealing with a medical issue, rash, or even baby poo-those pictures can really come in handy! I can tell you I have read this book all over and then read it again and ther ewere things in ther eI didn't even know about and some I wish I had been told or knew before and when I had my kids. I plan to use this guide when I have my next child. (No, I am not pregnant! :) )

 It is a small book-but it packs a huge punch of information. It is the perfect book for new moms, expecting moms, and even the "experienced" mom because it discusses everything from baby care, to development and the common cold. (or other ailments)


   Experienced Mamas out there-tell me, was there ever a time you ran to the doctor for an illness, just to find they recommend water and rest? (and tell you "next time call") Ever spend hours waiting in an ER waiting room for a fever you were later told (when they FINALLY made it to you) that it was just viral and she needed to sleep it off? I know I have! Now on my third, it isn't quite so startling for me when one of my kids get sick-but for the first few years of parenthood-I could not have been any more paranoid.

 Any cough, runny nose, fever, and hiccup had me running to my doctor, the walk in, and even the ER. There were times when it was appropriate-then there were others, I felt like I had panicked or acted for no reason. This book has an entire section about the sick baby from the common cold to ear infections. It may be the difference between panicking and sitting hours in the ER or staying home, offering lots of fluids, and letting them rest if off. (which, I have found many infant colds/viral infections require just that)

From swaddling to milestones-this tiny book is the perfect gift for an expecting mom, a great tool for the new mom, and an equally great go to reminder for even the "most experienced" parent. It is one book you won't want missing from your bookshelf during your baby's first year of life.  


 Book Description:

  With over 120 full color pictures, I am able to share baby care as if you were in my office. Neatly written in under 100 pages (print version), this easy to understand guide is written by a doctor to assure reliable information for you and your child. My goal in writing this guide is to ease your concerns and eliminate those sleepless nights. Dr. Carey's First Year Baby Care Guide will provide essential baby care knowledge and a better understanding of when your baby needs to be seen by a professional. In short, the confidence to be an outstanding parent to your baby.

 Think of this book as a user’s guide to your baby’s first year, an office visit to your baby’s physician found between the covers of this book. It’s arranged so that the most common questions are handled by topic. My goal is to answer a lot of the questions parents have that their own physicians may not spend the time to really answer, and to do so clearly and simply, and with lots and lots of pictures (almost 100) where appropriate. There are certainly many medically related questions that are best answered by someone in the medical field, but for baby basics, this is the one you want.


 About the Author:

  Dr. Carey is a respected practicing pediatrician in Ventura, California. He hosts Dr. Carey's Baby Care on CAPS-TV in Ventura and other public broadcasting stations nationwide. Keeping up with technology and user friendly access, he has a website, a YouTube Channel, and a weekly newsletter. Socially you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Carey possesses an extensive publishing background. He self-published a comprehensive review series for medical students and has written articles for Ventura Parent Magazine.

He serves as a guest speaker for numerous expectant parent classes. Dr. Carey is known for his relaxed and fun attitude, good bedside manner and for always taking his patient's concerns seriously. He has a deep love for the children he cares for. The creation of his first book will help you get through all the hiccups of your baby's first year.  

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