Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance

I used to love books. When I was in high school, my friends and I would trade Sidney Sheldon books on our free time. Sometimes, we would even read the Tagalog romantic ones when we don't have Sheldon book stash anymore.

But then, things got busy. I went to architecture school where plates are done everyday. And then after that, I had work, I built a family, I got busier, and some hobbies had to be given up. Book reading was the first one to go (along with watching TV series).

Out of habit, I would be borrowing books left and right but I just can't find the time to read. I only have time for academic reading (for work purposes) and even that is a task for me.

When my friends threw me a baby shower, one of my mommy friends (who I always ask for questions about parenting), Lique lent me a book. Weeks passed by and I forgot about it (amongst other things) and when she reminded me about it, I read the book.

The title is The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance. It is such an easy read that I started just last night and before I went to bed, I was on my 60th page. That, coming from a person who does not read that much anymore.

From what I have read, I love its fun take on taking care of babies. As is obvious on the title, it treats babies as if they are machines.

Another great thing about it is it is full of illustrations and cool graphics. The book is divided into several chapters which include Preparation and Home Installation, General Care, Feeding, Programming Sleep Mode, General Maintenance, Growth and Development, and Safety and Emergency Maintenance.

I should have read this book when I was still preparing for the little one. But because anytime now, Laika will be making her grand arrival, I am just taking my time and reading the book and crossing out the checklists that the book recommends.

How about you? Any book recommendations? I could use some now as I don't know what to do with my free time! :)


  1. Yay! you read it :D fun right? hehehe...I finished reading it quickly too! The illustrations make it more fun to read ~lique