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The Baby Owner's Manual - (Owner's and Instruction Manual) by Louis Borgenicht & Joe Borgenicht (Paperback)

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  • At last!
  • About the Author: A board-certified pediatrician with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Louis Borgenicht runs his own practice in Salt Lake City.
  • 256 Pages
  • Family + Relationships, Life Stages
  • Series Name: Owner's and Instruction Manual


About the Book

It's the answer to every new parent's first question: doesn't this thing come with an owner's manual? At long last, yes! Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner's Manual explores the common concerns of every first-time parent.

Book Synopsis

At last! A beginner's guide to newborn baby technology, complete with step-by-step instructions, FAQs, and schematics, from a board-certified pediatrician and his son (an older model).

Congratulations--you've just acquired one of life's biggest technological marvels: a newborn baby! New owners have so many questions: How do I handle sleep malfunctions? When should I bring the baby to a doctor for servicing? What transportation accessories do I need?
New users will get plenty of useful advice on:

  • PREPARATION AND HOME INSTALLATION: How to store your baby properly
  • GENERAL CARE: Effective techniques for handling, holding, and comforting the baby
  • FEEDING: An in-depth guide to your baby's power supply, from breastfeeding to solid food
  • PROGRAMMING SLEEP MODE: How to Configure baby's sleeping area and manage issues such as overstimulation
  • GENERAL MAINTENANCE: Keep that new baby smell fresh with tips on sanitation and care, such as diaper installation and cleaning
  • GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: Perform user testing on baby's reflexes, note and track milestones, plus advanced motor and sensory skills
  • SAFETY AND EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE: Monitor baby's health, tackle childproofing, learn life-saving procedures, plus get fixes for minor issues such as cradle cap and diaper rash

Whatever your concerns, celebrated pediatrician Dr. Louis Borgenight and his son, Joe Borgenicht, provide plenty of useful advice for anyone who wants to learn the basics of childcare.

About the Author

A board-certified pediatrician with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Louis Borgenicht runs his own practice in Salt Lake City. He is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Utah School of Medicine, and he serves on the Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Borgenicht lives with his wife, Jody, who has finally learned how to sleep through the night while her husband goes out on calls.

Joe Borgenicht is a D.A.D. who frequently telephones his father for advice. He is also a writer, entrepreneur, and the co-author of The Action Hero's Handbook, The Action Heroine's Handbook, and Undercover Golf. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Melanie, and their sons, Jonah and Eli (who still operate at peak efficiency).

Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum are better known as the Philadelphia-based studio Headcase Design, whose work has been featured in many design publications, such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print. When Jude was an infant, his owners would often program him for extended periods of sleep mode. Paul's owners, on the other hand, tried numerous times to return their model, believing his inability to grow hair was a manufacturer's defect.

Dimensions (Overall): 6.86 Inches (H) x 5.09 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .79 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Life Stages
Series Title: Owner's and Instruction Manual
Publisher: Quirk Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Louis Borgenicht & Joe Borgenicht
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2012
TCIN: 14249803
UPC: 9781594745973
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-8607
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.79 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews
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Great for first time parents

5 out of 5 stars
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Emily - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This has been a lifesaver, I personally love the simple breakdowns, kind of like a "parenting for dummies"
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Funny and Helpful and a straight to the point Guide.

5 out of 5 stars
Michelle - 4 years ago
EXTREMELY helpful book!!! Highly recommended for those who maybe aren't so... impressed with frilly phrases and prefer to get to the information you need. I am a bit of a tomboy and I was gifted this for my first son. I am now starting again 14 years later and getting this copy for my son so that he can be the best big brother ever. Great book. Funny and helpful.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Mandi - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely hilarious and super helpful all at the same time! Love this book!
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Finally babies come with a manual!

5 out of 5 stars
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Francie - 9 years ago
I just bought this book because we are expecting a baby in October. It is witty but also very accurate. I've read some parts that are consistent with other widely accepted guidance and I've read some new ideas that I hadn't yet come across so it's fun but also really useful. I'm a big planner so I think the charts and worksheets in the appendices will be super helpful. Also, the diagrams are hilarious. :)
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