Alison, you have won a copy of Newborn Necessities. You should have an email waiting.
A few days ago I received a copy of a book called Newborn Necessities written by Jennifer Cigal. Before I opened the book, I immediately thought that this book would be another book to tell me what to do and when do it with a newborn baby. That is not the case with this book.
As a mother, I know that when I had my first child, I cannot be prepared enough before the birth. There were a million purchases to make, a dozen classes to take, rooms to decorate, and then the baby came. Once my daughter arrived, I felt incredibly unprepared. When my second child was born, he was 12 weeks early. That means he was a teeny little guy and needed special care.
All children are different, but some of the day to day tasks that we need to complete as a new parent still remain the same. The child still needs to be nurtured, fed, bathed, etc. The book Newborn Necessities is a simple book that allows you to track your babies input and output. How long did your baby breast feed, how many wet diapers did your baby have today, did your baby have a bowel movement today? I know that it all sounds kind of strange, but with all of the upcoming sleep deprivation, this is a great way to track your babies feeding and toileting habits to ensure that they are taking in the proper nutrition and expelling the proper amount of waste.
As a student nurse, I can attest to the fact that we record input and output for every patient in a care setting. These records can tell me if a patient is getting enough nutrition to support their growth or healing or if there is a problem with a body system due to a medical problem.
Newborn Necessities has two separate logs for you to fill in. The first one is feeding facts. What time did you start feeding and how many ounces did they consume. Don’t worry if you are breast feeding. There is a space to enter how long there nursed for also. The second log is the diaper diary. This is where you would record what time you changed the babies’ diaper and if it was wet or if they had a bowel movement. There is also a comments section in both logs for you to record comments in. This is where you can note if the baby spit up, burped, or the color and consistence of a bowel movement. Newborn Necessities is a great tool for any new mom. Whether you are expecting or you know someone that is, this is a book to pick up.
Here is the best part. The author, Jennifer Cigale, has offered to provide a free copy of this book to one of my readers. To enter, leave a comment below stating why you would like a copy of this book. For an additional entry, follow me publically on GFC and leave a second comment stating that you did so.
The giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on February 17th. The winner will be notified by email within 48 hours.
**I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this review. All opinions posted are my own.