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Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year Paperback – March 30, 2010
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--Kim Barnouin, coauthor of The New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch
“Dr. Scott Cohen has managed to condense everything parents need to know for their baby’s first year into a fun and readable guide. Today’s parents have more questions than ever and Dr. Cohen answers them all in this handy, readable book. I will be recommending this one to parents for years to come.” -- Dr. Jenn Berman, author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids
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Dr. Cohen is a pediatrician who's written what, in my humble opinion, is one of the better books on the market for new parents. He's written it with humor and common sense, but above all, with a certain gentleness that comes from not only being a doctor, but also a new father.
My son is now turning six months old. The first time my wife left me alone with him, I was petrified: what, I screamed--in my head--should I do if he suddenly erupted in a torrent of crying? How do I tell what's wrong with him? Rachael joked that if only she had a flowchart, I could follow the prompts to find out what to do in each case: diaper? Check. Hungry? Check.
Imagine my most pleasant surprise to find that the good doctor--the good man!--has done this very thing for me. That alone is worth the price! Turn to page 147 and see the wonderful "Crying at Random Times" flowchart. There are others that are invaluable to a left-brain (or is that right-brain) engineer like me.
Even reading the table of contents speaks to a calmness, a kind of lessening that parental anxiety: Chapter 1 is titled Prepare--Save the Date. Chapter 2, Welcome--Your Baby Comes Home, further distilled into `The Apgar Score' (yeah, what the heck is that anyway?), Antibiotic Eye Ointment, Cord Care. Chapter 9: Hachooo!--Common First Year Health Concerns. And so on--the chapter on vaccinations is a must-read, it certainly helped me make what I think is the proper decision to not only vaccinate my son but to do so on the suggested schedule.
Each chapter is filled with exceptional, generalized information in clear, non-medical and easily digestible prose.Read more ›
Cohen channels this knowledge and experience into eleven chapters that offer practical advice for the range of issues parents will face with their newborns. From preparing for the blessed day to dealing with the inevitable illnesses, Cohen explains to his readers what new parents can expect and how best to deal with it. To that end, he synthesizes much of his advice into handy bullet points, checklists, and charts that can aid parents as a quick reference when dealing with these issues. For the most pat he adopts a relaxed approach, explaining when concern is warranted and when a parent's worries can be overblown. All of this is conveyed in a friendly tone aided by a light touch of humor, usually offered at his expense. Such jokes convey what is perhaps the best point Cohen has to offer - that even the best-prepared of us can expect to make mistakes, yet babies are perfectly capable of surviving our occasional mistakes to grow into happy children. It is a lesson I expect I will be reminding myself of as I embark upon fatherhood, and which alone made this book worth reading.
Unfortunately, I found myself disagreeing with a lot of the philosophy. Letting babies "cry it out" is more controversial than the author hints; I found it helpful and interesting to see a pediatrician's perspective on it, but am hoping to avoid ever employing his advice. I've been trying to find a fairly unbiased discussion of circumcision and found myself let down here as well; the author immediately dismisses any concerns about sexuality and sensation as the last thing a parent cares about, but I know a fair number of adult men who consider these things fairly important to themselves! The author also cites reduced risks of STDs and other medical problems, but every study I've found done on this involves a very different environment (sub-Saharan Africa) and I would love to see a discussion that actually includes and considers studies done in the US or Europe, if these exist. So, I'll keep looking for that unbiased discussion of the issues. With his necessary equipment list, the author is going to immediately alienate a lot of parents out there I know who don't buy cribs. Having inherited a nice cradle, I am waffling on buying a crib right away and did not find his discussion helpful.Read more ›
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Seriously, other books are really annoying and make you feel bad about yourself. This one gives you the facts in a humorous laid back style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AKH35
Good read for all first time parents. Well written and easy to follow.Published 3 months ago by Anonymous
A must read for any new parent! I love that it's written with both sides - a pediatrician and new dad. Read it before your baby comes for tips when the baby's already here!Published 3 months ago by Emily B Rosen
I love this book so much I buy it for every friend that gets pregnant too!Published 5 months ago by elizabeth p
I bought this for my husband and I to read when I was pregnant. It is one of the better and least patronizing books out there for men and women to read if you have no idea about... Read morePublished 5 months ago by GA Teacher
As a first time mom, I absolutely love this book. I recommend it to everyone. The information is clear and concise. We used Dr. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jessica B.
This book is excellent! It is a great mix of the doctor and father perspective. It has everything you may be wondering about the first year of your babies life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephanie Ritgert
Very vague and general. A newborn 101 book with a lighthearted sense of humor. A cute book to give as a gift but nothing mind-blowing in terms of education.Published 6 months ago by Moment2shine