This tongue-in-cheek dictionary gives you a crash-course in the strange new vocabulary of parenthood, with hilarious observations on everything from the alphabet blocks you will inevitably trip over to the lack of zzz’s you will be getting.
Anyone who has tried to sleep with a baby is probably familiar with “The Snow Angel,” “The Booby Trap,” and “The Roundhouse Kick”; they’ve experienced these sleep positions even if they didn’t know their official names. Now, with “The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions, ” new parents can identify exactly which bedtime contortions they’ve already mastered and perhaps preview some positions that baby hasn’t tried yet. Andy Herald and Charlie Capen are the talented dads behind the growing entertainment website HowToBeADad.com. Andy is a graphic designer and Charlie is an actor; together, they crank out a humorous stream of “anti-instructional” parenting content in the form of info-graphics, spoofy product ideas, and hilarious videos. All of their posts generate hundreds of “shares” across social media, but the Baby Sleep Positions stand out for garnering the biggest buzz. “The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions” features some of the most popular posts on the site (we can’t leave out “H is for Hell” or “Jazz Hands”), but two-thirds of the content will be unique to the book, and ALL of the positions will be accompanied by new text. Packaged as a gifty paperback with flaps and priced at .95, the book is an irresistible gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or a baby shower, or simply as a shared laugh between new parents.
Parenthood is a job for life. At times it can be bewildering and exhausting but it’s the best job you’ll ever have. As you prepare for the arrival of your new baby, and the loss of your social life and lie-ins, this book offers essential tips on everything from baby equipment and sleep routines, to feeding and bathing.