The Baby Owner's Manual


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After nine months of trepidation, a ludicrous amount of shopping for every gadget you can imagine that will make 'The Arrival' smooth, you're now fully prepared. Well as anyone who has been there will tell you, this is one situation that no amount of gadgetry can prepare you for. No amount of electronic wizardry beats knowing how to do it yourself - as with most things in life - family, love, TLC, knowledge and experience wins every time. You can provide the love, but where's the experience? Here is a manual that de-mystifies the whole process of baby servicing and maintenance.

There's no cutesy language, just down to earth step by step instructions, and some highly instructional (and often hilarious) diagrams - much as you'd see in a car manual. If ever there was a time when you needed a sense of humour it's now, and this indispensable and brilliant book will save your sanity.


  • A manual geared towards first time parents.
  • Written by Dr Louis Borgenicht, professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and his son (first time dad, part-time author) Joe Borgenicht.
  • Perfect for expecting couples fast approaching the big day.


  • 17.7 x 12.6 x 2cm.

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The The Baby Owner's Manual was bought for my brother and his fiancée, and they love it. It isn't your average baby book, but it is full of useful information and set out in an easy to read, fun way.

26 November 2012 by


Excellent...very geek cool!

I bought The Baby Owner's Manual for some very science based and technically minded friends. They are not the sort to read any usual baby books and when I suggested a baby book when they were pregnant with their first, they looked a bit horrified. This book was perfect for them, and all new parents. Far from the usual soft focus photoshopped stuff you will find repeated a million times over In every other book. This gives all the right advice but in a technical, car manual style manner. The information is good, correct and very sound. There's no joking around, as it gives clear concise facts and data needed for a new baby. It covers everything. This is not a joke book but a real new baby book with some of the best information I have seen for new parents in a great easy to relate to format for those who maybe have yet to come to terms with a baby being part of their life. As an experienced mum myself I would recommend this highly, as factual, accessible and a great read. This is a must buy for expectant and new parents

16 September 2012 by


The Baby Owners manual

I have purchased this Baby Owner's Manual for my son who is going to be a father, we wanted to give him something to prepare for the event! It's a great book and gives very good advise but in a funny way and makes reading the book fun and not like the information you get from the clinic! I would recommend this book to any expectant mothers and fathers but also for grandparents to give as a gift!

21 December 2011 by


The Baby Owner's Manual

I bought this Baby Owner's Manual for my nephew, who's going to be a father for the first time next year. I'd previously purchased a book on 'How to keep chickens', when they acquired some of them. They were impressed by the chicken book, and followed its example to the letter, so I had every faith that the Baby manual will serve a similar purpose. They have obviously mastered the art of caring for our feathered-friends, with at least a couple of eggs a day and not a speck of plumage out of place. This baby book should prove to be useful when they come to look after the future addition to their family.

18 December 2011 by


This Baby Owner's Manual is practical and fun, I bought it for my husband in preparation for our first born. I'm hoping he'll put it to good use!

17 December 2011 by


Great Prez!

Bought this as a present for my girlfriend who is expecting our first baby in a couple of months. Thought it would be more of a joke present but was pleasantly surprised as the useful information which was all explained in simple terms (which was great for me!). All in all an excellent present for any new parents to be!

16 December 2011 by


The Baby Owner's Manual is great, it's put together like a car manual and is very detailed, funny and informative. Bought it for my daughter and partner as they'll be first time parents

16 December 2011 by


Great reading for first time parents

Bought The Baby Owner's Manual as my daughter and son in law who are expecting their first baby in a few months. It was really aimed at my son in law - as the book is laid out like a spoof car manual, he has been more inclined to read it. It gives really sound practical advise in a light-hearted way, and the only problem it has created is that they now argue over whose turn it is to read the next chapter.

13 December 2011 by


funny yet practical

I enjoyed the way the book had been writen like a manual you would get for an appliance. Yet had some good practical hints and tips to help you under stand how to cope with your new born and get goo sleeping routines inplace for your self and the baby.

4 March 2010 by



This Baby Owner's Manual is great for dads aswell as mums. The recipient was very happy with this humorous and useful gift.

16 February 2010 by


Surprisingly informative

I Bought this for my brother and his girlfriend, who have just had their first baby and they said it was really useful but also quite funny. This is a really great present.

6 January 2010 by


Pure Comedy Genius...

This book had us giggling and laughing all the way through, its such a mechanical way to look at things its hilarious. Also full of fantastic advice and tips so was the ideal gift for my Sister for her first child!

24 November 2009 by

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