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ISBN 978-1-57344-390-6
6 x 7, 160 pages
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Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions

How to Survive (and Enjoy) Your Baby's First Year

The Expert-Approved Guide to the Gentle Art of Infant Care

Bringing home baby can be one of the most exhilarating and nerve-wracking days in a new parent's life. Blythe Lipman has devoted her life to the art of newborn care and offers wise and witty practical advice in this parent-tested, doctor-approved book. Filled with valuable information new parents need, Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions will have nervous new moms and sleep-deprived dads feeling confident about their parenting skills. Hints on daily routines, sleep patterns, crying, the art and science of diapering, and traveling with a newborn are all included.


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Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions app

"This little book is a sweet blend of common sense tips and heartfelt perspective to comfort new moms and new babies alike." —Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry, authors of Postcards from the Bump: A Chick's Guide to Getting to Know the Baby in Your Belly

"A first-line reference. It is well-written and full of practical, sound advice...I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all parents and child caregivers." —Alan B. Singer, M.D.

"A must read for all new parents! The fast and easy 'at-a-glance' tips are heaven sent for exhausted new moms with cranky, screaming, teething babies. Where was this book when I was drop-dead tired walking the floors with both of our colicky babies? I could have so used the never-ending list of things you can do right now to get your baby to stop crying." —Stacey Kannenberg, the Let's Get Ready to Learn Mom, author and national radio host

An Infant Care Specialist, BLYTHE LIPMAN, CDA, has worked with babies for over twenty years. She began her career at Boston University's Neonatal Care Unit. Blythe has helped countless new, sleep-deprived parents with workshops, in-home visits, invaluable tips, and sound advice. Her work with parents, preschools, hospitals, and caregivers throughout North America earned her a reputation as one of the top infant care experts of today. She and her family live in Scottsdale, Arizona.