Monday, May 9, 2011

The Baby Nurse Bible: Secrets Only a Baby Nurse Can Tell You about Having and Caring for Your Baby...Review & Giveaway!

I remember when I came home from the hospital with A&W....I was overjoyed, exhausted and TERRIFIED!  Holy cow...I was leaving the hospital with these two helpless miniature people!  Talk about overwhelming and I know this is how every mom I have ever spoken to feels.  A book just hit the shelves that I really, really wish I'd read before the twins arrived...The Baby Nurse Bible: Secrets Only a Baby Nurse Can Tell You about Having and Caring for Your Baby by Carol Kramer Arsenault.  This book would have made me feel so much more confident if I'd had this on my nightstand!!  Here is the scoop...

There are lots of books for expecting and new parents—but this one is something special. Carole Kramer Arsenault has devoted her career to infant and pregnancy care, and worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse, including at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She went on to found Boston Baby Nurses, where her team of nurses has helped hundreds of first-time parents adjust to their new role. Now, The Baby Nurse Bible brings Arsenault’s expert guidance to new parents everywhere. Packed with information parents need for the first trimester of pregnancy through baby’s first three months, it offers:
  • Guidance on first decisions, including choosing a pediatrician and signing up for childbirth classes
  • Answers to hundreds of the most-asked questions that Arsenault fields daily
  • Advice on preparing for baby’s arrival and choosing safe, nontoxic home and baby products
  • A nurse’s perspective and insider tips on labor, delivery, and how to make the most of the hospital experience
  • A complete guide to successful breastfeeding, based on Arsenault’s IBLCE certification
  • Flexible daily routines to help parents juggle sleeping, soothing, playtime—and time for themselves—during those first few months
  • Suggestions for Dad’s role in the birth process and beyond
  • Helpful illustrations throughout, and much more!
This book covers it all and from the perspective of someone with a wealth of experience.  What more could you ask for besides, well, your own personal baby nurse??   What I liked most about this book was that it was ONE book packed with all the essential information you need in those early days.  Most books stick to one area of reference...sleep, feeding etc.. but The Baby Nurse Bible is one stop shopping for all those important questions.  I think the breastfeeding portion was particularly well done (lots of tips there that will REALLY help you!) and the section for Dads is wonderful and should be a must read.  This book is fantastic and I encourage all parents-to-be to read it...it will help make those early days much easier and less anxious!  I for one am putting this in the gift bag of every baby shower I attend....it is that good!  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...




One lucky RBM reader will win a copy of The Baby Nurse Bible by Carole Kramer Arsenault! Thanks so much to the sponsor for introducing me to this great read and allowing me to share it with you all!  Here is how to enter...

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned book for purpose of review.. The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

24 comments:

Meet the Robinsons said...

I am due with my first in August and am very nervous about putting and getting baby girl on a schedule. I would love to hear what this book says about that.

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The Knapps said...

I'm expecting my first this December and would love to know more about breastfeeding, schedules...pretty much everything :)

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The Knapps said...

I'm due with my first in December and I'm a little nervous about everything and would like as much knowledge as possible, especially on breastfeeding and sleep/feeding schedules

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