SOCIAL SCIENCES

The New Baby Blueprint: Caring for You and Your Little One

American Academy of Pediatrics. Mar. 2020. 144p. ISBN 9781610023757. pap. $14.95. CHILD REARING
COPY ISBN
pediatrician, founder of modernmommydoc.com, and a mother of two daughters, knows both personally and professionally the struggles parents face in the first few months of their child’s life. The American Academy of Pediatrics has long been an organization parents in all stages look to for guidance on the medical and psychological struggles they face with their children. Brief and easy to browse for information, Casares’s book answers frequently asked questions, such as what baby supplies are needed and which are pointless, how to find a pediatrician, and how to prepare for the possible challenges of breastfeeding. The appendix provides checklists, spaces for journaling, and ideas for possible self-care. However, one limiting factor is that a few of the recommendations may be cost prohibitive for some parents (e.g., the best pick for a child-care provider is a nanny; hiring a housecleaner is recommended as the first suggestion in how to automate and delegate).
VERDICT A quick read with a parent-friendly format, this will be especially helpful for new parents, though some may find a few suggestions lacking in applicability.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month