Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year Review and Giveaway ~ Just Couldn't Put It Down Hop

*I received this book free for reviewing purposes, but I was not required to write a positive review. As always all opinions, good or bad, are my own. see disclosure.

This July I wanted to spotlight a book that I love, and one that I Just Couldn't Put Down!!! The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year is that exact book for me right now. As a new Mommy.... again, I am always wondering when should my lil guy be doing this, is he behind on that..... wait he shouldn't be even trying this yet.... right?! Basically I am like any other Mom out there with questions, and just to be reminded of all the milestones baby's go through as they grow this first year. I'm sure all Moms out there know when you have a question about your baby you want an answer... fast, and that is why this book hasn't been put down. 

Your Baby's First Year is the 2nd book in a wonderful and informative series from Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich. {If you would like to learn more about the first book The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth visit, check out my review.} They have compiled a ton of useful tips (over 900!!!) in a unique way by asking 70 Doctors who are also Moms for their advice and opinions on a Baby's First Year. They then put together this must have book for new Moms. 

The book begins with the Birth of your baby and goes all the way through to celebrating their first birthday. 

Just few of the topics covered are -
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle Feeding
  • Wearing Your Baby
  • Treating a Fever
  • Safety Taking Your Baby Swimming
  • Baby Proofing
  • Learning To Walk and much, much more!
Every chapter in this book is chocked full of great advice about what babies may be doing that month. They cover the basics and more including short sidebar blurbs featuring When to Call Your Doctor, Recommended Products and MomMy Time for each month. Plus super helpful information about other issues like Keeping Up with Housework (p.244) and Saving Money on Baby Things, which you know I am all over (p.422&423)! If you have a specific issue you want to read about, you are able to look in the index, and find out exactly what pages to look at for advice.

My son at eleven weeks decided he wanted to surprise us all with rolling over. I was blown away, and quickly ran to grab The Mommy MD Guide because I knew my older two had not done this at this early of a stage in growth. Well it's discussed in month 4, so he is a little ahead of the game. {And Mommy has started pouring over the Baby Proofing sections a bit earlier than I thought I would have to! lol}

My son rolling over brings me to another great point they stress through out this book which is every baby is different! I love that they don't say your little one better be doing this right now. It's a guide for your new addition's first year not a baby instruction manual that makes you feel like your new baby may be lacking. Some of the doctors even mention dealing with issues different ways. They are all Moms finding out and sharing what works for them. 

All of these tidbits of personal knowledge from doctors, no less, gives you such an insight into not only what to expect from your growing little one but how these professionals deal with the same issues we Moms face everyday. They weren't afraid to say things like, I wasn't sure how to deal, and asked my doctor and I'm a doctor! The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year is a very down to earth, super easy to read book loaded with information that if you are like me, you won't be able to put it down your Baby's First Year. 

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I'm thrilled to be able to host a giveaway sponsored by Mommy MD Guides for The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year right here on Coupons and Lesson Plans! 

*Don't forget after you enter this fun giveaway to "hop" around and enter for some of the other "Just Couldn't Put It Down" Books & gift card giveaways listed below. 

~Simply follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below to enter. Only the first entry is mandatory (contact information) all the rest are optional bonus entries. Do one or none at all it's up to you. This giveaway may contain affiliate links. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. Coupons and Lesson Plans is not responsible for prize or shipment. See disclosure. Giveaway Ends on 7/20/2014

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  1. sounds like a great book for all parents. I wish I would have had this when I was a first time parent.

  2. How to tell when your child is sick. That is the scariest thing for me!

  3. I would like to read about caring for a nine month old!

  4. Wearing your baby sounds interesting!

  5. I would like to know how one tells when an issue is important enough to call the pediatrician!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I would like to read about what things I should be concerned about with a newborn.
    Carly D.

  7. How high a fever should be to call the doctor Rosanne

  8. I would like to see how to take care of the newborn baby who has reflux and severe eczema!
    Thank You for the great giveaway!

    Fiona N


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