Why is my baby crying? Is s/he hungry? Cold? Afraid of the dark? It’s hard to stay calm after just having come home with a newborn. What a relief when we realize that s/he just needs to adapt to their new environment. With the help of this guide, our fears, from the most common (breast vs. bottle) to the most harrowing (“Why do I feel like throwing my baby out the window?”) are immediately put to rest. At once irreverent and comforting, Bébé rentre à la maison is the ideal post-partum companion to books on pregnancy such as The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy and Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul.
A specialist in infant care, Alice Neuman stresses the latest pediatric, infant care and psychological findings in order to ease new parents’ anxieties. She allows them to distance themselves from the overwhelming array of well-meaning advice, and simply re-appropriate their baby. Dispensing serenity, wisdom and humor, this delightful little book allows parents to let go of their worries and focus on celebrating their encounter with their newborn.