>> Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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! 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. She holds a master's degree in Occupational Therapy and has used her education and training as an occupational therapist to identify problems and develop working solutions for her patients.
My experience with this book:
I was sent a copy of this book a couple of weeks before my son, Shem, was born. I packed it up in my hospital bag and as soon as Shem was born, I started to use it to keep track of everything. It was especially nice for when the nurses would come in and ask a zillion questions about baby and I was still so exhausted and in the moment that I probably wouldn't have been able to accurately give the answers if it weren't for the log in the book! I kept it on my tray table and if they would come in while I was sleeping, they knew to just open it up and take a look instead of waking me to ask.
I still use the book now, and Shem is 3 weeks old today. I find it so helpful! I would recommend this book to any new mom - be it your first child or if you are like me, your third!
Want to pick up a copy for yourself or someone you know who is expecting? You can buy it on Amazon.com right now for only $8.99! Click HERE!
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Want to win it? Jennifer Cigale is giving a copy of this book away to one lucky Adventures of a Couponista reader!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post - tell me if you want to win this book for yourself or for someone else who is expecting. For a bonus entry, "like" Adventures of a Couponista on facebook and comment on this post stating you have done so. For another bonus entry, "like" Newborn Necessities on Facebook and comment on this post stating you have done so. Facebook and email entries do not count, just leave a comment on this post. One entry per entry method per person please. Winner will be chosen randomly on 5/03I/2011!