Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Newborn Necessities Review & Giveaway 3/10

About the Author:
Jennifer Cigale lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with her spouse and two children. As a new mother, she developed these charts for her own use and was soon sharing them with friends and family who were also starting families.

About the Book:
Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you know someone who is? If so, this book is for you.
There are many items you will need to get ready for your baby, and Newborn Necessities is one of those things. As soon as your baby is born, your doctor, midwife, nurse, and/or pediatrician will ask you to keep track of his or her feedings and diaper changes. Make it easier on yourself by writing it down. Using the charts provided in Newborn Necessities will help eliminate common feelings of stress and anxiety associated with, When did I last feed the baby?Is he/she eating enough? When was their last bowel movement?
This book is designed for parents by parents. It is intended to make your journey into parenthood a little bit easier by providing you with easy-to-use charts to document this information. It is a quick, compact, and easy-to-understand way to chart this information, thus leaving you more time to spend with your baby and catch up on your sleep!

I enjoyed using this book! Whether you're a first time parent, or a parent to (now) three children, you're so tired in the beginning that's its hard to remember the last time you ate, but especially hard to keep track of baby's last feedings and diaper changes. This book allows plenty of space to record each feeding and each diaper change, and I love there's even a COMMENT box. I used it for the few times Macyn would refuse to eat when I would wake her up. It's important to record attempted feedings as well so having a place to remind myself that I tried but she didn't want to eat was important to me.

Even though this is our third child, one of my favorites parts of the book was where the average number of feeding and diaper changes you can expect in a day. I referred to this little section multiple times in the first week because Macyn barely pooed (or so I thought). It's also nice to know what to expect everything to look like so you know that everything is working properly and they're digesting great and their body is cleaning itself out.

I highly recommend this book for any parent, first time or otherwise, and with a retail value of only $8.99 I think it's a great value for your money and you won't be disappointed! You can find this book on Amazon, and even on the Newborn Necessities Facebook page.


Aline Grigorian said...

Thanks for the giveaway :o)