Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

18 June 2008

What to Buy Wednesday - Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

One of the first gifts we ever got was this book, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. For the first few years of our daughter's life this was our bible. If she sneezed, coughed, or had a slight fever we ran for the book and tried to diagnose our problem.

There's still a business card stuck in the section on spitting up. Oh, did we have issues with spitting up. Let's see, there had to have been at least 3 times we came home to find our daughter had spit up an entire bottle on the babysitter (aka my younger sister or Cinnamon).

It was seriously a life saver and I don't know why pediatricians don't just hand this out like candy because it saved us from calling many a time. OMG, I just realized that she's almost outgrown this book. ACK! And damn...should have given it to my younger sister when she moved a few weeks ago.

Buy at Women and Children First, Powell's, or Amazon

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2 comments:

I love this idea of posting motherhood gifts, but I think I said that before.

And I honestly don't remember Ella ever throwing up, spitting up on me. I'm sure it happened, but I can't remember it. But don't tell my mom, she'd take it ammo to get me to have a kid. heehee

thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book! I'll be sure to check it out if I ever need a baby gift for someone.