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The Gallagher Guide to the Baby Years, 2005 Edition

The Gallagher Guide to the Baby Years, 2005 Edition

The Real Moms' Survey of Top-Rated Products and Advice

Real moms. Real advice. Real fast.

The experts tell you what you should be doing.

But they don't know what you're really going through.
We do. We're real moms.

When you're so sleepy you can't remember the last time you brushed your teeth, and you find yourself crying at diaper commercials, you know you're a new mom. And the only thing you need right now -- besides a housekeeper, a personal trainer, a masseuse, and a very long nap -- is a crash course in mommy know-how.

Look no further! The Gallagher Guide to the Baby Years gives you the straight skinny on everything from coping with morning sickness to making potty training a breeze. It's a handy reference of indispensable product ratings, brand recommendations, and advice that's been tested in the trenches. All ranked, rated, and ready for you to use right now! Discover:


  • how real moms cope with morning sickness, heartburn, and bed rest
  • the one infant car seat no mom should be without
  • the ten most important features to look for in a stroller
  • why you don't have to buy a pricey high chair -- and what to get that's cheaper and better
  • eight sure-fire strategies for getting baby to sleep through the night
  • seven secrets for getting dad to help out more
  • incredible tools for time-crunched moms


...and much, much more in this essential "cheat sheet" for the twenty-first century mom.

From Kapolei, Hawaii, to Kent, England, the 200 moms -- including 30 doctor-moms -- who contributed to the book come from all over the world.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416595830 | 
  • October 2004
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Chapter One: Pregnancy

Oh, the aches and pains of it all! We may love the idea of growing a human being, but pregnancy also means morning sickness, weight gain, stretch marks, leg cramps, and an inability to go more than twenty minutes without peeing (okay, not really, but it feels like that).

The worst part about going through it the first time is that you don't know what to expect. Then, when you go through it again, you're a veteran, except you discover that every pregnancy is different (if you didn't have morning sickness the first time, you could have it for nine months the second), and that your body doesn't bounce back nearly... see more

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