Review: Netmums Ultimate Baby & Toddler Q&A

A few months ago I was contacted by author of 10 Parenting books, Hollie Smith, asking if I would like to contribute some quotes to a new book she was writing. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. It’s not everyday you get a Parenting Expert as for quotes from your experiences for a book.

And so the email exchanges began. Hollie would email questions asking for experiences on certain topics and aspects of parenting and I would reply with my personal experience.

The book was completed and I was sent a copy. I was so excited when it dropped on my door mat and I couldn’t wait to get reading.

Having 3 children already, I’ve kind of ‘been there, done that’ so for me it was just a case of reading through how others have felt and handled situations.

I really wish this book was around when I’d had my first child. It really is filled with a lot of information on a vast array of topics from baby to toddler-hood. I love to hear about how others have managed situations and what the experts say on how to deal with difficult moments. For example, my first child had horrendous colic, didn’t sleep through and was slightly lazy in the crawling/walking department. I also went through bad experiences with potty training and when’s the right time. A family member was comparing him to another child and made me feel bad that he wasn’t potty training at 2.

It’s hard being a mum. I suffered with really bad Post Natal Depression too but this book really made me feel like I wasn’t alone.

Your 50 most common questions answered.

How do I pick him up?
Is it OK to bring her into bed with me?
Is it OK to give him a dummy?
When will she sleep through?
When should I start weaning him?
When will she start crawling?
How do I make a start on solids?
When will he start talking?
When should I start potty training her?

There are so many vitally important questions for mothers of babies and toddlers – and the answers are in The Ultimate Baby & Toddler Q&A, a comprehensive and accessible handbook from Netmums, the fastest-growing online parents'<;organisation in the UK, with more than a million members.

This indispensable guide includes hundreds of top tips and suggestions from other mums – real advice that works, from real mums who have experienced what you are going through.

I would recommend this book to all new parents. Every parent should have this on their bookshelf!!

You can purchase your copy of NetMums Ultimate Baby & Toddler Q&A here


*disclaimer – I was sent a copy of the book for being one of the mums who had quotes published. This review is purely of my own accord.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mumofalltrades1
    May 30, 2012 @ 20:52:53

    This sounds like a really useful book. Wish I’d had something like this when mine were first born. I detested all those really prim and proper parenting books, this sounds much more like reality.

  2. Confessions Of A SAHM
    May 30, 2012 @ 20:56:55

    That’s what I really liked about this book as it has lots of different mums experiences and not all based on textbooks and what your child should/shouldn’t be doing at certain stages. Every baby is different and it’s nice to know that others have been in similar situations.

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