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The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom

Adventures in Crying, Sleeping, Teething, and Feeding for the New Mom and Dad

About The Book

Welcome to the jungle!

Caring for your baby can be scary. He smells weird, he squirms, he burps, he cries... and cries... and cries. She runs amok through your lovely family nest and shows you who the leader of the pack really is.

The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom understands the tumultuous terrain you're currently facing. Sometimes handling your infant feels like you're encountering a new species--an adorable little creature that should be approached with caution. Inside this book, you'll find all the valuable information you need to get out of this brave new world in one piece, including the meaning behind each yelp, growl, and step, and how to handle close encounters.

With these critical observations and instructions, you'll be able to nurture the mysterious little being that has taken up residence in your home--and allow peace to once again reign throughout the kingdom.

About The Author

Photograph by David Mullin

Jennifer Byrne writes humorous essays, satire, and journalism. She is the author of Fake It, The Intrepid Parent's Field Guide to the Baby Kingdom, and The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, The Second City Network, National Lampoon and more. She lives in New Jersey.

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"This book makes a great gift for a new mom or dad who doesn't claim to be an expert--and doesn't plan to check her sense of humor at the door. This tell-all parenting book tells it likes it is, without taking itself (or the job) too seriously. The perfect approach to modern child-rearing." --Talking Walnut blog

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