Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Because I really need a refresher

It's been almost four years since I've had a newborn, and that doesn't sound like a long time, but it feels like FOREVER.  It might have something to do with the insanely dramatic ways in which my life is different now, or that having two babies 15 months apart left it all a blurry mess in my memory, but I am incredibly anxious about having a little baby in the house again.  Umbilical cord care? Cradle cap? Diaper rash? Are newborn diapers really that nasty? And itsy bitsy? It's like I'm doing it for the first time all over again. 

Four years ago, I reviewed Dr. Carey's Baby Care Kit, and loved it.  Fast forward to 2014, and I was pumped to see an email in my inbox asking me to review a new, updated version of the book, Dr. Carey's Baby Care: First Year Baby Care Guide. Like the original, the updated version is full of helpful color photos and is a manageable 80 pages.  

This time around, I'm setting a goal for myself to keep notes (on the the convenient blank, lined pages throughout the book) of my own on what works for us, and I really really really hope that I stay on top of filling out the milestone chart in the back of the book.  I did not write down (nor do I remember) things like when JD first clapped or when O started banging two blocks together.  I could probably piece it together by going through the 18 gazzilion photos left unprinted on my computer, but having a simple place to jot things down makes so much more sense.  

Not only did Dr. Carey send me the updated edition, but he is providing one for a lucky reader as well as two swaddling blankets!  Enter below!

These babies obviously love the blankets!

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