The Baby Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance

Author: Louis Borgenicht,Joe Borgenicht

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686235

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 226

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Offers a whimsical approach to baby care that likens the newest member of the family to a machine needing extra-special care, in a guide that features schematic diagrams for such "maintenance" techniques as getting a baby to sleep through the night and taking a baby to a doctor for "servicing." Original. 30,000 first printing.

The Baby Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance

Author: Louis Borgenicht,Joe Borgenicht

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1594745978

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Offers a humorous approach to baby care, featuring schematic diagrams for such "maintenance" techniques as getting a baby to sleep through the night and taking a baby to a doctor for "servicing."

The Baby Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance

Author: Louis Borgenicht M.D.,Joe Borgenicht

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746095

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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At Last! A Beginner's Guide to Newborn Baby Technology You've programmed your DVR, you’ve installed a wireless Internet connection, you can even check Facebook on your cell phone. But none of this experience will prepare you for the world's biggest technological marvel: a newborn baby. Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner's Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: What's the best way to swaddle a baby? How can I make my newborn sleep through the night? When should I bring the baby to a doctor for servicing? Whatever your concerns, you'll find the answers here—courtesy of celebrated pediatrician Dr. Louis Borgenicht and his son, Joe Borgenicht. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for anyone who wants to learn the basics of childcare.

The Teen Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Adolescent Maintenance

Author: Sarah Jordan,Janice Hillman

Publisher: Owner's and Instruction Manual

ISBN: 1594744173

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 221

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Provides advice and tips for parenting teenagers, tackling such topics as puberty, academic problems, bullies, teenage sex and dating, and parent-child communication.

The Toddler Owner's Manual

Author: Brett R. Kuhn,Joe Borgenicht

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594740268

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 222

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Just when you feel like you've mastered your infant's maintenance routine, the little rascal begins to malfunction: refusing fuel, crying in public and roaming the house at 3 a.m.Your infant has upgraded to a toddler! How can you master this changing technology?With hilarious schematic diagrams, trouble-shooting tips, step-by-step instructions and advice for toddler maintenance, The Toddler Owner's Manual has the answers. Written by a child psychologist in simple and straightforward language, the helpful strategies cover everything about dealing with toddlers 12 months old and up, from training the toddler for self waste disposal to how and when to upgrade the crib to a bed.The Toddler Owner's Manual is the ideal follow-up to The Baby Owner's Manual.

The Cat Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Lifetime Maintenance

Author: David Brunner,Sam Stall

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686877

Category: Pets

Page: 222

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A beginner's guide to cat care and ownership. Answers hundreds of frequently asked questions by Veterinarian Dr. David Brunner.

The Home Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips and Advice on System Maintenance

Author: Dan Ramsey,Fix-It Club

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594741036

Category: House & Home

Page: 222

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Quirk Owner's Manuals have taught readers how to 'repair' and 'maintain' babies, toddlers, dogs, and cats. Now we're tackling the biggest and most complicated 'appliance' of all your home! Through step-by-step instructions and techy schematic diagrams, The Home Owner's Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: How can I drain the sludge out of my water heater? What makes my radiators 'hiss' at night? Is there any easy way to unstop a toilet? How can I fill a crack in my wall? And when should I seek professional help? You'll also find advice on inspecting a new home, moving in, redecorating, emergency maintenance, and much more. With plenty of helpful illustrations to guide you along, The Home Owner's Manual makes household maintenance a breeze.

Be Prepared

A Practical Handbook for New Dads

Author: Gary Greenberg,Jeannie Hayden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439103321

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to: -Change a baby at a packed sports stadium -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

Experimenting with Babies

50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid

Author: Shaun Gallagher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101599693

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit! This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills—everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong. Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby’s eyes—and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions.

Show Dad How (Parenting Magazine)

The Brand-New Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year

Author: Shawn Bean

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616281113

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Help any new or expecting father become the coolest, smartest, and most prepared dad around with Show Dad How, a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to everything a dad needs to know from conception through baby’s first year. For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 awesome things every new father needs to know--one step at a time. In a series of nearly wordless, highly informative, often hilariously illustrated, step-by-step activities, dads-to-be learn how to do dozens of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes surprisingly fun) tasks, including: - Preparing to impregnate - Recognizing the signs of pregnancy - Childproofing a home - Delivering a baby in the subway - Handling diaper disasters - Making bath time fun - Inventing a fairy tale - Mixing formula the right way - Making baby laugh . . . and much, much more. Presented in the bold visual style of the award-winning Show Me How series, drawing on the best of information technology and graphic-novel communication, this is a innovative reference book that can and will be enjoyed as a work of art and as a quirky, thoughtful gift. Packed with useful hands-on tutorials, Show Dad How is a real-life resource that can turn dad into an expert in any situation, from the bedroom to the kitchen to the playground.

Dad's Playbook

Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time

Author: Tom Limbert

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113025

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

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This book for dad collects more than 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coaches of all time. After all, dads do what the best coaches do: they motivate, mentor, discipline, and love. Author and parenting expert Tom Limbert takes wisdom from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many more, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword by Steve Young and photos of famous coaches in action, dads will find a wealth of inspiration in these pages.

The Baby Owner's Games and Activities Book

Author: Lynn Rosen,Joe Borgenicht

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594740602

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

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Describes simple activities suited to various educational pastimes and situations.

Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies

Author: Sharon Perkins,Stefan Korn,Scott Lancaster,Eric Mooij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119275792

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 480

View: 1543

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Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dad hood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. --Publisher.

Baby: An Owner's Manual

Operating Instructions No Baby Should Be Delivered Without

Author: Steve Tague,Julie Long

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307481840

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

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Congratulations on becoming a BABY owner! Your new acquisition, with proper care and maintenance, should provide you with many years of enjoyment. This manual is a complete guide to the care and operation of your new unit. Instructions for models XX-G, “Baby Girl” and XY-B, “Baby Boy” are included herein, with specific instructions for handling, filling, storing, transporting, cleaning, and troubleshooting. To keep your unit in proper working order, please follow all instructions carefully. Warning: The publishers of this manual are not responsible for any damage unit causes to owner’s home, property, or mental health. Please allow up to nine months for delivery. From the Trade Paperback edition.

First-time Parent

Author: Lucy Atkins

Publisher: Collins Harvill

ISBN: 9780007207558

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 223

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Forget unrealistic childcare manuals—this is the book new parents will really need to help cope brilliantly with the first chaotic days and months. In a humorous style, the book begins with that first mind-blowing day and addresses the issues unique to the first-time parent who stares at their newborn and thinksWhere are the instructions?Anticipating the questions and concerns of all new mothers—Why does my baby cry so much?Will I ever lose all this weight?Am I a bad parent because. . .,the book provides practical advice and level-headed reassurance. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life. Contents include: the equipment and kit new parents really need, how to cope with the first few hours, coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days, and sleeping. New moms and dads will also learn about the baby's crying, feeding their child, the baby's physical and mental development, health considerations for baby and parent, the changing mother-father relationship, and coping with being at home and with going back to work. This guide also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies.

The First Six Weeks

Author: Midwife Cath

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952533910

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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'Cath Curtin is the newborn baby guru! A calming voice, a gentle hand and a wealth of knowledge during one of the most incredible but terrifying times of your life - new parenthood. To have Cath's support after the birth of my first son was invaluable and I don't know how I would have done it without her!' Rebecca Judd Cathryn Curtin has delivered more than 10,000 babies over the last 40 years, so she understands how the first six weeks of a baby's life are vital for establishing habits that help create a healthy, happy routine for your baby and a loving lifelong bond between you and your child. In this practical and easy-to-use guide, Midwife Cath covers all aspects of a newborn's first weeks, from caring for your baby to coping with the sudden emotional and physical changes of new parenthood. By following her brilliant bath, bottle and bed routine, you'll enjoy a deep sleep for up to five hours in these demanding early weeks while your partner has some precious one-on-one time with your child. These first weeks of a baby's life can be a challenge for any new parent. Midwife Cath's invaluable experience and wisdom will guide you through them as well as help you establish a routine that will ensure a healthier, happier baby and better-rested and more confident parents.

The Action Hero's Handbook

How to Catch a Great White Shark, Perform the Jedi Mind Trick, Track a Fugitive, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skills

Author: David Borgenicht,Joe Borgenicht

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781931686051

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Compiles information from movies and television programs including "Star Trek", "Top Gun", and "Body Heat" to teach readers such skills as how to tell if someone is really dead, how to evade a MiG, and how to pick up someone in a bar.

Safe Baby Handling Tips

Author: David Sopp,Kelly Sopp

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9780762456581

Category: Humor

Page: 36

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With its laugh-out-loud guidance on baby care, Safe Baby Handling Tips is a must-have for anyone overwhelmed—and befuddled—when it comes to caring for their bundle of joy. Now, it's updated and refreshed to be even more helpful and relevant to the modern parent. Incompetent parents everywhere can benefit from this indispensable guide—complete with The Wheel of Responsibility to help moms and dads negotiate baby responsibilities (and shirk diaper duty!) whenever they can. Makes baby-rearing a blast!

The Expectant Father

Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-be

Author: Armin A. Brott,Jennifer Ash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789205384

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 271

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Describes the changes accompanying each month of pregnancy and covers financial concerns, emotions, ways to support one's partner, and preparation for fatherhood.

Expecting 411, 3rd edition (updated, revised and expanded!)

The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth

Author: Dr. Michele Hakakha and Dr. Ari Brown

Publisher: Windsor Peak Press

ISBN: 1889392480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 640

View: 5782

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Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you—and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills’ OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you’ll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions. Inside, you'll find: Is this normal? From morning sickness to stretch marks, you’ll learn what’s expected—and what’s not. Is it safe? Sushi? Hair dye? Coffee? Get detailed do’s and don’ts. How much weight should I gain? Find the latest guidelines. Breastfeeding 101. Learn the secrets of nursing from an expert. Detailed advice on prepping for parenthood, including all the decisions you need to make. What tests are required? Are optional? Easy-to-find answers on natural childbirth, nutrition, epidurals, when to call the doc and more! This brand new, revised 3rd edition of Expecting 411 features these updates: New guidelines for child birth—why there are no more elective C-sections before 39 weeks. Caffeine and alcohol: the FACTS on how these affect your baby and pregnancy. The latest research on autism risk factors during pregnancy: What you need to know and what to do to lower the risks. Home births: expanded info you need to make an informed decision on where to deliver. All that and more in the revised and updated Expecting 411, 3rd edition.