If you have a baby (newborn to 12 months), it can be difficult to come up with "things to do" since your little one may be somewhat unresponsive and rather sleepy (which makes him a rather boring companion) or a bit loud and sometimes demanding (which makes public outings a bit frightening). So, what to do?
Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss are two moms who have answered that question for you...in their new book, The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby (Quirk Books, 2008).
This square-shaped, smallish book with fun illustrations and activities numbered from 1-250 is exactly the kind of book that a new mom would pick up and use. The activities are short, concise, and are categorized by baby's age (1 month to 12 months).
I found the activities to be fun, practical, and perfectly "cataloged" so that new moms can feel confident about little outings and activities with their baby. This handy little power-packed book would make a perfect baby shower or "new mom" gift.
And not only is this book truly fun and helpful, you'll also be supporting two mom bloggers if you purchase the book. Yep, that's right...Heather and Whitney are bloggers too. In fact, I read their blog - RookieMoms - before their book...and I love that too.
Bored with Baby? Buy a copy of The Rookie Mom's Handbook. Order from Quirk and use the code ROOKIEMOMS to get 25% of your order.
NOTE to Heather and Whitney (and Quirk Books): I would love a follow-up book: "The Rookie Mom's Handbook for Toddlers: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your 12-24 month-old." I so need that book right now...
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby by Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Friday, June 20 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #54 Susan C. Congratulations!