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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; English Language edition (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594742197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594742194
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Heather Gibbs Flett is a Web producer. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Alec, and two boys, Holden and Milo.Whitney Moss is a marketing professional. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Ryan, and two children, Julian and Scarlett. The Rookie Mom’s Handbook was inspired by a blog that Whitney and Heather started in 2005. Learn more at www.rookiemoms.com.

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Customer Reviews

I felt like she was talking directly to me.
BreT
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.
locoups
Getting out of the house and staying active is a great way to beat the mommy blues.
Jennifer Ashdown

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sara Wright on July 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I LOVE this book, I wish I had it when my first child was born. It is filled with creative and humorous ideas for enjoying the precious time you have with your baby, including tips on how to include your partner and other moms. It gave me inspiration and motivation to get out of the house and take my little ones with me! It does seem to be geared for stay-at-home moms, however, as a mom who works outside of the home, the activities can also be done in the evenings or on weekends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen Solomon on June 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
Thank GOD for this book; i got it at just the right time. Every new mom needs this to keep from going stir crazy, particularly in those first few months. With the billions of useful tips in these pages, a mother's frazzled brain is relieved of thinking of new ways to entertain herself and to introduce her baby to the world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darci Rosenblum on April 10, 2008
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I found this book and thought it would be an excellent add-on to an already purchased baby shower gift. As I was flipping through it I realized that the activities were so much fun I decided to buy one for myself - I was always looking for things to do with my daughter. Now I pick it up at least once a week for ideas to help get me through the week. I've since bought copies for my friends about to have babies as well as for moms who are also looking for mommy and baby activities.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EmmyL on September 25, 2012
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If you live in the city or the suburbs, this book probably has a ton of great suggestions for you. However, if you live in the middle of nowhere and don't have access to malls or shops or anything besides a McDonald's, this book is not for you. I have to drive 30 miles to civilization, so I could use very few of the examples. That certainly doesn't make it badly written or lacking in good ideas, but it does have a more limited audience than I expected.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Chase on January 31, 2010
Format: Paperback
As a mom of 3, I'm familiar with the Rookie Moms' helpful website so I was tickled to find out that they had written a book. And it certainly did not disappoint.

It's the perfect baby shower or new mom gift, but it also works for 2nd and 3rd time moms, as many of the activities are things I never ever thought to do the first time around.

Pop this helpful book in a gift basket, or wrap it up alone (and stick a gc for a massage in there as a bookmark). I'm quite certain that every single mom you know will appreciate it. In fact, I think they should hand it out at the hospital.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Lisagor on October 15, 2008
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My son was 7 mo. old by the time I found this book, and I'm kicking myself for not having picked it up sooner. It's packed with age-appropriate activities for mom and baby, things that really would have come in handy on those "I'm tired of staring at the new baby but afraid to try something new" days. Moss and Flett are funny, witty, adventurous moms with loads of creative ideas. This week's favorite (for my now-10-month-old): #200, Give your baby a pickle. Hilarious and handy. I'm buying this book for every new mom I know.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pepper G. on September 29, 2008
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This book is not what I expected it to be. It's full of suggestions for what to do when your baby is asleep. This is a bit laughable to me. One of them suggested trying on all of your shoes, deciding which ones 'no longer fit your lifestyle,' and giving them away. I think this could cause depression as one at least wants to think that there is a future for those high heels again at some point. I expected more educational and age-appropriate suggestions for stimulation of my child, and there are some of those. But it spoke to a different demographic I think; perhaps it's right for the isolated, suburban or country-living stay home mom who feels lonely at home and has lots of time to kill. But for me, life is so busy just taking care of the basics. I wanted a book to give me ideas for creating fun for my child and this just wasn't the right thing for me. I returned it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claudine Wolk VINE VOICE on June 8, 2008
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How many of us new moms step in to new motherhood with nary a clue? Most of the questions we ask ourselves revolve around - "What do we do now that we have this baby?" The Rookie Mom's Handbooks gives us a clue. Filled with 250 activities to do with or without our baby, this book gives us a starting point. This cute, pocket sized book is a great gift for a new mom herself or any new mom you may know. A winner!
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