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The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Louis Borgenicht

The title,Baby Owner’s Manual, suggests the promise and the problem of this cheeky and comprehensive guide written by a pediatrician and his son. First-time parents who are not offended by the observation that "babies, unlike other appliances, lack … see full wiki

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Author: Louis Borgenicht
Genre: Parenting & Families, Home & Garden
Publisher: Quirk Books
3 reviews about The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions,...
review by . June 11, 2008
We received this book as a gift. It is great! It combines sarcasm with useful advice for childcare. It reads a bit like an operation manual for an electronic product. I won't say it has all the information you ever needed for caring properly for your infant. What book does? However, this book is very thorough while keeping from being a bore to read. It also provides some very useful charts for feeding, sleep, bowel and bladder function.   -Kiki
review by . June 03, 2004
This is a good book, and is easy to reference and find things in. Of all the books I bought, this is the one I ended up bringing to the hospital with me. The constant references to the "baby unit" and "service provider" (doctor) get tedious, though. I wish they had been a little less cute with the terminology as this is a very useful book, not just a gift.
review by . November 09, 2003
THE BABY'S OWNER'S MANUAL by Louis Borgenicht, MD and his son Joe(who is listed as having the degree of DAD!) is as clever, as hilarious, and as expert as any parenting manual since the time of Dr Spock! Written in the style of a manual that one would find inside the box of a computer or other mechanical product, this little book gives all the information needed in preparing to be new parents, in the first year of the baby's life, and in the care of baby in the new home into which the 'product' …
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