Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood

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Penguin, Apr 4, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
253 Reviews
New York Times bestseller

Jenny McCarthy’s hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instantly recognizable TV personality and a bestselling author. In Baby Laughs she examines the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including:

* The humiliations of postnatal “numbing spray,” Tucks medicated pads, and adult diapers; jelly belly, balding, and gum disease; and becoming a “five-foot puke rag” for the baby
* Heart-stopping terrors, such as baby manicures, breathing checks, and burp failures
* Inadequacies, such as lullaby illiteracy and the need for a “heavy rotation” of toys, videos, and mobiles
* Daddy antics, such as infant wrestling, home-movie mania, sleeping like a log, and expecting sex
* Dueling grandmas, germ-ridden guests, Olympic-class competitive mommies, anorexic pets— and much more.

Mothers and fathers will find much-needed relief and insight in this sometimes touching, sometimes gritty, but always perceptive and outrageously funny account of what it truly means to have your very own small bundle of joy.

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User Review  - leseratte30 - LibraryThing

I was really looking forward reading this book. It looked and sounded full with funny stories about baby's first year. Turned out, most of it wasn't funny at all. I didn't like the author's sense of humor (language). Don't think I will read belly laughs. Book was a disappointment. Read full review

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Funny and very real take on all things baby. Read full review

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Move Over Mrs Cleaver Theres a New Bitch in Town
Blowing Out Your Vagina
Hey Dude Easy with That Scalpel
Nursing Nazi
Waitress Can You Bring Me the Check? Im Gonna Take My Baby TO GO
Okay UmCan Someone Quickly Explain How to Raise a Human Being?
Ouch My Udders Hurt
Finding Mrs Doubtfire
In This Corner We Have Grandma and in This Corner We Have Grandma
The WWE Baby Champion of the World
Hey Honey the Germs Are Over for Another Visit
Say Cheeeeezy
Can Someone Come Over to Do the Laundry and Clean the Toilet So I Can Take a Shower and Shave My Armpits Once This Week?
UhOh My Baby Isnt Perfect
Burning the Muumuu

Ill Take the TwelvePack of Spit Rags Ten Boxes of Diapers Seven Packets of Onesies the 1 Approved Car Seatand Throw That SuperDeluxe 2010 Str...
The Headless Penis
Rock Star Lullabies
Ew It Looks Like a Burnt Cocktail Wiener
Im Singing the Mommy Blues
Hey Buddy Its Your Turn to Get Up with the Baby
Damn It My Ass Is Bleeding Again
Oh No I Ran Out of Cottage Cheese Wait I Can Just Scrape Some Off My THIGHS
Introducing the TURDinator
Sex?Yeah Right Go Poke a Light Socket
The MillionDollar Manicure
A New Moms BIGGEST Fear
Hey GirlfriendHello?What Happened to All My Girlfriends?
Whats Up Doc?
Thank God for Baby Einstein
My Babys Smarter Than Your BabyOh Yeah Well Your Babys Ugly
Dont They Make Baby Vicodin?
NoNO Dont Touch That
Anorexic Pets
Mommy Can I Have Another Jar of Liquid Chicken and PooPooColored Peas?
Cravings from the Dark Side
And the Winner of the Most Severe Balding Sweaty GumDiseased Woman of the World Award IsYOU
Can I Take Your Order? Yes God Ill Take Another Baby with No Pickles and Extra Mustard This Time
Tips for Mom
Tips for Dad
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Jenny McCarthy is the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth and Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood. She was made a co-host of  ABC's The View in 2013.

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