The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom: Adventures in Crying, Sleeping, Teething, and Feeding for the New Mom and Dad

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Adams Media, Jan 18, 2013 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Welcome to the jungle!

Caring for your baby can be scary. He smells weird, he squirms, he burps, he cries ... and cries ... and cries. She runs amok through your lovely family nest and shows you who the leader of the pack really is.

The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom understands the tumultuous terrain you're currently facing. Sometimes handling your infant feels like you're encountering a new species--an adorable little creature that should be approached with caution. Inside this book, you'll find all the valuable information you need to get out of this brave new world in one piece, including the meaning behind each yelp, growl, and step, and how to handle close encounters.

With these critical observations and instructions, you'll be able to nurture the mysterious little being that has taken up residence in your home--and allow peace to once again reign throughout the kingdom.

 

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Contents

Approach with Caution
5
Preparing the Nest
7
encountering the Wild Infant
17
The Wild Infant at Rest
33
Soothing Your Wild Infants Cries
43
Wild Breastcapades
55
Formula for Success
77
Babyius MessiusSmellius
91
Your Babys Jaws
153
Illness in the Wild
157
Playtime
171
leaving the Jungle
187
Communication Across Species
219
Walking upright
237
Year One in the Books
249
Resources
251

The Food Chain
109
Grooming the Wild Infant
135

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Jennifer Byrne is the author of Fake It. She is a writer for KidsHealth.org. Her work has also appeared online at various humor websites, including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Mental Floss, and The Rumpus's "Funny Women" column. She lives in Glassboro, NJ.

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