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Honey, I Lost the Baby in the Produce Aisle!: The Safety Mom's Guide to Childproofing Your Life Paperback – April 20, 2011

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Inside the Book: "Myth Buster!"

The Safety Mom sets the record straight in her Myth Buster! feature.

  • Tummy vs. Back Sleeping

    Myth: It's dangerous to have babies sleep on their backs because they could die if they spit up or vomit while they're asleep.

    For healthy, full-term babies there is no greater risk for choking while lying on their backs than there is when lying on their stomachs. The United States Department of Health and Human Services states: "Healthy babies automatically swallow or cough up fluids. There has been no increase in choking or other problems for babies who sleep on their backs." The American Academy of Pediatrics also states that there is no evidence that choking is more frequent among infants lying on their backs.


  • You Don't Get a Cold from the Cold

    Myth: Going outside without a hat, coat, gloves, or with wet hair and getting chilled or overheated causes a baby or child to get sick.

    Cold germs are caused by viruses. The reason more colds happen in the winter months is because people are generally inside more and in closer proximity to one another. Cold viruses survive longer when the humidity is low, which is the case in the colder months.

    What will make your baby sick is contact with someone who is carrying germs. So, most importantly, keep strangers from touching your baby. Be sure that your older children and all other family members frequently wash their hands.


  • Benefits of Day Care

    Myth: Children who attend day care will have problems bonding with their parents.

    In a study conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) entitled "The Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development," researchers found that children in day care settings demonstrated a greater ability to form relationships with peers and adults than children who did not attend day care. And, in fact, children in day care exhibited more positive interaction with their mothers than did children in other settings.


  • Removing a Bee Sting

    Myth: If you are stung, never pull the stinger out with your fingers because this can send more venom into your body.

    It is more important to get the stinger out of your child as soon as possible to reduce the risk of secondary infection. If additional venom is pumped in inadvertently, it will not increase the reaction.



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1. Congratulations - You're Pregnant! ... Now What? 2. How Do I Know What's Safe To Buy? 3. Bringing Your Baby Home From The Hospital - Are You and Your Home Ready? 4. Breaking It Down - The Greatest Dangers In and Around The Home. 5. Baby Proofing - What To Do On Your Own and When To Call For Help. 6. The Off-Limit Rooms for Babies. 7. Taking Your Baby Out - You Can't Baby Proof The World! 8. Your First Date Night - Are You and Your Baby Ready?
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (April 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435459709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435459700
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,029,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By April Blake VINE VOICE on June 2, 2011
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This is the first time I've ever heard of "The Safety Mom," so I don't know if she really is fun and lighthearted on TV, but it doesn't come through in print, or if she's not all that fun and lighthearted. I understand that keeping your children safe is hugely important and can be a heavy subject, and I understand and really, really appreciate Rhodes' mission being born out of losing her own first son to SIDS. She's built her entire career on safety and childproofing. However, my daughter isn't even here yet and after reading this book, I feel like I should wrap in bubble wrap myself, my entire house, and my daughter when she arrives, and not let anyone breathe, cough, smoke, or look cross-eyed at us anywhere within a five-mile radius, minimum. I could just be extra-nervy right now, at this point in my life, but I failed to get any fun or light-heartedness anywhere in this book. I don't feel at all reassured. I just feel paranoid that something's going to kill my baby, and that something will probably be my own ineptitude and stupidity.

This is not to say that there isn't helpful advice to be found in this book. The author even says at the beginning that as a parent, you pick and choose which advice to follow and which to let go. It's just that it's all presented as though it's all the most important thing to do. Also, Rhodes recommends very specific items, specific brands. Evenflo seems to be a big beneficiary of this, or maybe they helped sponsor the book. I don't know. I have mixed feelings about this. Either the stuff Rhodes recommends really is great and warrants being checked out, or she got promotional consideration for recommending specific products, which renders them just advertisements.
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While there is some decent advice in this book, I can't recommend it. My husband, who has also been reading it, agrees. Here's why:

- It tries to be WAY too comprehensive. I bought this because we're having a baby. I'm not really looking for safe trick-or-treating tips for a 5 year old yet, nor will I be keeping this book around that long to refer to it then. Baby tips, please.

- A lot of the stuff is just totally obvious. So obvious she only even dedicates 2 short paragraphs to much of it. I want to know things I may not have known - I already know to not leave the baby in an obviously dangerous situation. Some of the other stuff also seemed like a huge overkill.

- Author lost a child to SIDS (which she, on one hand says is totally unpreventable, but on the other hand gives you tips for helping prevent...?) and also has a son with Autism. That's totally fine, but I felt like a lot of her writing was centered on ME, ME, ME. As in, "hey look at my totally unique situation and sad sob story but hey, we're so happy now!". I just found that annoying.

- Can she stop bringing up the SIDS thing? I get that it's an issue that deserves a mention, but way to make me crazy paranoid.

- As others have pointed out, there are a lot of specific brands/models of things mentioned. I'm not worried so much with questioning her integrity there (though probably she did at least get permission from the companies to mention them, if not props and goodies). But what is annoying is that if you do have this book for any length of time (like until your kid's first trick or treating experience, as noted above), a lot of those products will no longer be available.

- I really didn't find any humor in the book. The name is all that's funny.

- The "what to pack in a diaper bag" etc checklists WERE helpful...but also very readily available online or by asking any random recent mother you may know.
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I picked this book because the title sounded humorous and I needed a little levity in preparation for my first take-home baby. I am the mother of twins that died at birth, so I am a little uptight and paranoid about pregnancy and taking care of my baby. The author also lost an infant [SIDS], so she has a bit of paranoia as well. There is no humor in this book. It is all serious business.

Pros:
It has all the basics. She starts with things to think about during pregnancy and works her way through the house, day care, traveling, how to deal with holidays, and more.

Cons:
She is a little overzealous with her recommendations (and remember they are her recommendations and not a professional). She recommends a baby bathtub that I think is completely unnecessary (my opinion as well as that of some friends). She also is heavy handed with Evenflo products.

She actually goes through how to install items...meaning actual instructions that seem like they should be included with the item. I don't know, it just seems like a little too much added unnecessary detail to me.

Overall, I think this book is not worth it. Most of it is common sense or things you can figure out on your own. I don't need her to tell me that I shouldn't have breakable items at baby's level or to give her approval to use a baby leash. There isn't anything new in this book. I've read quite a few baby books as well (hello...paranoid mommy), so I have seen this all before.
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My husband and I are planning to have a family soon, so I have been reading anything I can get my hands on. I'd never heard of the safety mom before reading this, so I went in without any preconceived notions. I was surprised to find that a lot of what the book covered was common sense and a lot of it was terrifying. Very one extreme to the other.

Her mission is an admirable one, but this book made me feel like kids need to live in a bubble. There must be a happy medium and I didn't feel this book was able to strike that balance. I did find the myth busters section interesting. However, I think most of the information here could be found online for free, just by googling something like "safety tips for new parents" or something similar.

Overall, I did learn a couple of tidbits but would have been fine skipping this one.
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