Non-Fiction Review: 50 Things To Do In Baby’s First Year

50 Things to Do in Baby's First Year by Amanda Rodriguez
50 Things to Do in Baby’s First Year: The First-Time Mom’s Guide for Your Baby, Yourself, and Your Sanity
by Amanda Rodriguez

4 out of 5 stars

This book has advice and tips for coping from baby’s birth right up to celebrating their first birthday. It includes things like dealing with inlaws and grandparents, sharing on social media, getting enough sleep, breastfeeding, teething, postpartum depression, getting support from friends and family, sleep and nap routines, keeping up with the photo book or memory journal, starting baby on solid foods, working out after birth, baby’s motor skills, weaning, nutrition for mom and child, and of course, how to throw the perfect first birthday party!
Full of colorful drawings and soft illustrations, this book give wonderful advice to new mothers, mostly just reassuring them that they are doing a great job, yes that is normal, and they have the right to choose whatever is best for their child.

The sections are divided by the child’s age in three month intervals, showing how much the baby will grow and change in that important first year.

I especially liked the chapters encouraging the mother to take time for herself, eat well, exercise, get some sleep, and take time to hang with her friends, take time to do her hobbies, and make time for important relationships in her life. This is a great book for a new mom!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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