Ask Baby A
Ever wonder what advice babies would give to their new parents if they could talk? Ask Baby A has the answer. This humorous new parenting book introduces the first baby advice columnist, Baby A.
Ask Baby A is a unique, factual, how-to parenting book with side-splitting illustrations. This collection of laugh-out-loud letters from babies seeking guidance on dealing with the perplexities of the first 12 months of life has been overseen by a fully-grown paediatrician.
"We made every attempt to consider the world from a baby's perspective," says Leslie Hayden who wrote the book with her sister, Gene Hayden. "If parents can sometimes be confused by their tiny little bundle, imagine how confusing two towering people, and their collection of in-your-face friends and family, must seem to the baby."
"Ask Baby A deals with all aspects of a baby's development, and goes beyond other parenting books to cover those real-life awkward scenarios typically experienced by new parents," adds Gene Hayden.
For example, "Fly me to the Womb" writes to complain about being passed around like a plate of party sandwiches at social gatherings; "What! The Bill Already?" asks for advice on how to deal with the nasty stares of fellow diners at restaurants; and "Brain not Brawn" worries about trying to keep up with Baby Jones next door.
The book zeros in on the latest findings on perceptual abilities, language, physical skills, and emotional growth during the first 12 months of life.
"Baby A dispenses advice and philosophy wrapped in humor and underwritten by science," says Dr. David Maresky, a prominent pediatrician with the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada who reviewed the book material.
"Other parenting books present babies generically, this one does just the opposite. New parents love it!" says Leslie who adds that the book was previewed at new parent meetings. "The letters in Ask Baby A confirm that infants really do have their own personalities and perspectives, which makes parenting a lot more fun."
Better than a bib as a baby gift, Ask Baby A is available on the website at www.askbabya.com
Living in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada, Leslie Hayden and Gene Hayden
are communications strategists who also coach business people how not to act like babies at work. Baby A has helped both their children deal with their confusing parents.
Ask Baby A
Authors: Leslie Hayden and Gene Hayden
Price: The Full Colour Special Gift Edition is $29.99, black and white edition costs $14.99 and the PDF colour download is $9.99. Buy it now at