The Rookie Mom’s Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby
Inspired by the enthusiasm our website readers had for our activity suggestions, we’ve compiled 250 new and favorite activities and organized them by baby’s age. We hope our blog readers will give this diaper bag-friendly book to their pregnant non-bloggy friends.
Makes a great shower gift!
Published by Quirk Books
Written by Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss
Illustrated by Amy Saidens
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
On Blogs around the world…
ParentHacks.com: The fact is, this is the perfect book for new mom who’s just starting to regain her senses; the one who is ready to brave the suddenly bright/noisy/crowded world with her newborn tucked into the front-carrier.
The Poop, SF Chronicle Baby Blog: “The Rookie Mom’s Handbook” is like the baby bible for exciting, creative activities as your newborn slowly turns into a toddler. Written by Berkeley moms Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss, the handbook is loaded with fun, easy ideas for turning the average day with your baby into something more enriching or, if you desire, maybe something just a little less mind-numbingly boring.
Red Tricycle, pint-sized news for savvy grown-ups: The book is filled with playful and useful tidbits (sized so that new moms can read them during, say, a 3 a.m. feeding) for what do to with little ones from zero to twelve months. We love the guide’s focus on maintaining your womanhood once you’ve entered motherhood. Should be required reading for all PEPS/new moms groups.
“Before I wrapped it up for my neighbor, I flipped through the book and got sucked into reading it…I sat on the couch with that book for longer than I care to admit. As a mom of two boys, there was definately some information about parenting a new baby I already knew, and LOTS a I wish some one had told me earlier! I laughed SO hard…
It can be a very isolating time to be away from your normal work/friends routine and at home with a needy being that you don’t entirely understand. This book is not only filled with great suggestions, it’s written in a very funny and familiar tone, and could serve as a welcome friend to a new mom. Not to mention that it’s written in tiny digestible chapter chunks…which is all she’ll have time for! This book starts where Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy leaves off. After I wrapped up the gift for my neighbor, I ordered a bunch more copies to have on hand for future moms!”