I was recently sent a copy of Dr Dawn’s Guide to your Baby’s first year and Dr Dawn’s guide to Toddler health . Dr Dawn Harper is a GP, Mother of three and famous for shows like Embarrassing bodies and Born Naughty?
I love how Dr Dawn introduces herself she is immediately relatable. Despite being a GP it is obvious she has the same new Mum fears we all have at some point. I knew her advice wouldn’t sound patronising or unachievable like some parenting books.
The book contains tips for looking after yourself, this is so important and something we all forget.
I also loved Dr Dawn’s practical weaning tips, there is so much conflicting advice now a days it is nice to hear advice from a GP who you know is giving you the facts.
I read the whole book from start to finish in one sitting but I know I will keep referring back to the advice given. Especially the A-Z of infant ailments.
I wish I would have had these books when I first had Finn as I would often worry and turn to Google if Finn was ill, which made me worry even more. This book offers sensible advice and you know you can trust a GP.I particularly enjoyed the sections on travelling with a baby and sleeping as these were worries of mine.
There is a handy developmental checks and milestones timeline, Dr Dawn explains what will happen at each check which again is perfect for a worrier like me.
The section on vaccines is very informative but not an overload of information. It would be useful for anyone who is unsure if to let their baby be vaccinated as all the side effects and reasons why we vaccinate are explained.
I would definitely recommend every parent to be or new parent buy this book. It would also make a brilliant book for any parents to be.