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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Original edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401324592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401324599
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Funny, clever and incredibly useful. It's filled with timeless wisdom and advice about . . . everything. A must-have for new moms!"—Alison Sweeney, author of The Mommy Diet

"The instruction manual we've all been waiting for."—SELF magazine

"Bried's buoyant, conversational, and practical text will surely be a welcome addition to any family welcoming a newborn into the fold."—Publishers Weekly

Bried "brings a breezy, energetic tone to her material. (For the hospital, she advises, pack 'undies so baggy, they'd embarrass you under any other circumstances.') This makes her book feel less like a manual and more like a long, insanely thoughtful letter from a friend who's made it to the other side."—BUST magazine

"Erin Bried tapped into a wealth of experience."—The Boston Globe

"How to Rock Your Baby has tips, humor and some surprises. . . . Highly useful, Bried's book is a fun read and yields time-tested techniques."—The Oregonian

"No-nonsense advice and instruction from 10 remarkable and noteworthy mothers."—Anchora magazine

"You'll find common sense wisdom on everything all written in an upbeat and helpful voice. Because one more thing we new moms need? More upbeat, helpful voices."—Coolmompicks.com

"The perfect book to inform, educate, and take the edge off all the pregnancy stress."—Mommieswithstyle.com

About the Author

ERIN BRIED is a senior staff writer at SELF magazine. She lives with her daughter and her better half in Brooklyn, New York, where she grows tomatoes on her fire escape, knits crooked scarves for loved ones and eats homemade pie for breakfast as often as possible.

More About the Author

Erin Bried is a Senior Staff Writer at SELF magazine and author of How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew, How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew and How to Rock Your Baby: And Other Timeless Tips for Modern Moms. She's appeared on The Today Show, Better TV and National Public Radio and in magazines and newspapers nationwide. She lives with her baby daughter and her better half in Brooklyn, New York, where she plays peek-a-boo, sings off-key lullabies, and reads bedtime stories every night.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Bayless on April 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
Witty and informative, this book is full of useful tips, anecdotes and step-by-step how-tos for everything from knowing you're in labor and how to push to choosing a name and of course, how to rock a baby. The stories from the experienced moms help provide perspective for new moms-to-be, and Erin's step-by-step method for explaining helps new parents feel able to be successful instead of scared about handling their new bundle. As a mom of three, I laughed and cried as I made my way through the book - and wished I'd had it my first go-around! I've already purchased another copy to give at an upcoming shower.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Smith on March 4, 2013
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This book would be useful to some degree to a new parent who knows literally nothing about babies. However, most of the information is so basic that if you know anything at all it won't tell you anything new. More importantly, some of the instructions are flat out wrong (you don't need to use petroleum jelly on the baby's bottom every time you change the diaper if they aren't prone to diaper rash, nor is petroleum jelly the only, or even best, option if they are), and a lot of things are left out. I can agree with keeping it simple, but just assuming you will use disposable diapers with no mention of cloth (for example) is misleading. Also, bashing co-sleeping with no reference to the actual facts (including the fact that just sleeping in the same room does qualify as co-sleeping, and certainly carries none of the risks of bringing the baby into your bed) is worse than useless; it could actively prevent parents from doing what is best for their baby. I do no recommend this book.
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I gave this book to my sister when she was expecting her first child. Every chapter is short with a touch of humor. The tips are realistic, helpful, and not overly preachy. In fact, I really enjoyed flipping through it before I gave it away. She thought it was great and heppily sane compared to many of the other mom-to-be and new baby books out there.
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By Maggie on August 29, 2013
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sounded like lots of good practical advice for new parents. I bought this as a gift for family members expecting babies. I liked how the author was open to language like "ask your partner to" instead of always "ask the baby's daddy to".
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