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The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide

May 1st, 2008 by wisemama

We here at The Wise Mommy love giving you the scoop about the best baby and mommy products that we have had the chance to use and test in our own homes. Well, so do the great moms at, and now they have come out with a great book titled The Baby Gizmo Guide: From Pacifiers to Potties . . . Why, When, and What to Buy for Pregnancy Through Preschool. This book is one of the best encyclopedias of baby gear and products compiled for moms and parents who want the scoop on what they need at any stage of their children’s lives. The Baby Gizmo Guide doesn’t review based on brands, but rather it compares the range of a product to narrow the choices and help you decide what kind of product is best for your needs. This is definitely a must have for parents-to-be, new parents, and even the seasoned parent with toddlers or preschoolers! It is designed to help you be a smarter, more efficient baby product shopper, so go check it out!

The Baby Gizmo Guide is available on Amazon.comand don’t forget to check out the Baby Gizmo Website for even more scoop on what the best products out there are for you and your children!

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Potty Training for Dummies

January 8th, 2008 by mamawise

I bought Potty Training for Dummies a few months before my son’s second birthday in anticipation of the challenge of potty training which lay ahead of me. It was totally by accident that I found this book in the bookstore. I didn’t even know they made one of these “Dummies” books for things like this, and since I was always a great fan of the other “Dummies” books, I just had to pick it up. Well, I ended up devouring this book in less than a day. It is funny, witty, and has a lot of great tips and ideas for potty training your toddler. I started implementing several of the tips as soon as I had read the book in order to start getting my son ready for “potty training weekend”. By starting some of the techniques right away, I was able to get my son to be daytime potty trained pretty much in 4 days, about a week before his 2nd birthday! Minor accidents are few and far between, but can and still do happen. When they do, I just use Potty Training for Dummies as a great reference to get things back on track. Nighttime is still being worked on as my son could sleep through a nuclear war, so he doesn’t wake up for going to the bathroom yet either. But it will all come in time!

Potty Training for Dummies is written by a mother and daughter team, who have raised their fair share of children. The daughter is also a doctor, so she gives some good medical perspective about the fine art of potty training your toddler. They offer expert advice on how to decide if your child is ready, choose the right time to start, say the right things with positive reinforcement, when to switch to training pants or underwear, and also how to cope with special cases and children with disabilities.

Potty Training for Dummies is available online at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon, as well as some local bookstores.

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