Newborn 101 is a terrific book written by Carol Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, an experienced Labor & Delivery nurse and lactation consultant. The comprehensive book offers reliable and useful information to assist new parents through the early months of parenthood. It covers topics such as preparing your home for baby, including safety tips and must-have supplies; breastfeeding how-tos and flexible feeding schedules; baby’s essential first days and weeks and the milestones in between; welcoming multiples; caring for preterm babies; techniques for soothing baby to sleep; postpartum self-care and getting back to your routine. The book is easy to read and mixed with narratives, charts, bullet points, illustrations and text boxes to maintain the attention of the reader. The question and answer portions of each topic segment is also very insightful.
Comments from our evaluators:
“Arsenault has beautifully collected her tips and knowledge in a 300+ page book”
“Explanations are easily understood and not too technical or complicated”
“The tip boxes are filled with recommendations and advice related to the topic and it feels like a mentor providing advice during challenging times”
“I like that Arsenault speaks to the reader with a personal touch”