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Child Owner's Manual: Remember, There's No Return Policy

Child Owner's Manual: Remember, There's No Return Policy

The standing joke about wishing kids came with a manual is funny when you're on the outside, but once you have children the notion is all too real. Father and author Joe Borgenicht teamed up with his own dad, pediatrician Dr. Louis Borgenicht, and a group of other experts to create a series of Owner's Manual books with step-by-step parental instructions and schematic diagrams.

The books may look silly, but they're actually the perfect gift for first-time parents. The Baby Owner’s Manual tackles questions like the best way to swaddle a baby and how to make your newborn sleep through the night, while The Toddler Owner's Manual addresses common issues for the ages one to three crowd.

It's not exactly a coffee table series, but it is entertaining crib reading.

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fjaril fjaril 9 years
I got a little kit are barnes and nobles to let hubby know I was preggers. It's so cute looked like a cigar box. It has the baby manual, a giant poster and some other fun stuff. It's super cute :)
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I think I need one of these. We're past the newborn stage for sure, but now that he's mobile there's a whole new set of things we need to know.
millarci millarci 9 years
I love this series. I posted a blog about it a while back. They also have ones for dogs and cat owners!
tinyflame tinyflame 9 years
Sounds like a great idea!! I realized last night that we won't be able to return our baby if he's fussy...silly of me I know, but it was one of those "aha" moments!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I might have to pick up that toddler one, lord knows I could use a manual lol
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
We found the Baby Owner's manual at the Health Ed office of my local Kaiser while pregnant with our first. We had to get it! It has been a great resource, especially since it's the only child-rearing book my husband will even touch! But there are things it covers that supplement gaps in the What To Expect series- especially the discipline section in the Toddler manual. There's also a Games book that's really great- I can't recall the name, but it was a great reminder of fun activities when I couldn't think of what to do.
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 9 years
I want them when I get pregnant and have children!
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