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Review: The Baby Owner’s Manual

The Baby Owner's ManualThe Baby Owner’s Manual is aimed at tech geeks with a no-nonsense approach to getting you the information you want when you want it and in the form you’re most likely used to assuming you can program a DVR or operate a modern cell phone.

No longer will you be required to search through hundreds of pages to find out that you need to put socks on your infant even if you’re just taking them in a stroller (sunburned feet,) the information is just right there. Nor will you wonder if your baby’s neck is supposed to be that crappy when they’re initially deployed as answers to these common questions come in simple FAQ format.

All of your initial product preparation can be summed up in a simple checklist format, and baby environment preparations are covered in punch-out format to get you up to speed without requiring slugging through hundreds of pages of non-technobabble involving non-absolutes.

Sleep modes are explored through brilliant and short chapters on various methods of employment, useful straight to the point diagrams display proper techniques for feeding, burping, holding. The whole book is remarkably amusing to boot unless you have absolutely no sense of humor.

While there are some shortcomings in comprehensiveness of coverage, The Baby Owner’s Manual delivers more than enough information to get you started in any direction. You may require the internet if you need to delve a bit deeper, but for standard scenarios of initial infant deployment, this book delivers.

It’s been sitting front and center on my coffee table since I received it, and parents and non alike have read it, been amused, confused, and educated by the amazing pages of brilliantly delivered and diagrammed information.

I love this book and would advise giving it to any tech geek out there. I can’t describe properly how frustrating it’s been for me trying to go through other books that droll on for pages about things that don’t matter to the task at hand when I’m used to going to Google and typing in queries such as “how do you pick up a baby”.

I’ve tried to be the best pre-daddy I could be, but books like The Expectant Father and What To Expect When You’re Expecting have caused me to twitch and seize trying to slug through them. I’m not dissing these books as a note, they’re just not for me.

The Baby Owner’s Manual is.

The Baby Owner’s Manual is available for $11.32 from

4.5 / 5 stars     

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.