"The First 8 Days of Being a Mom is a wonderful practical guide for new moms. It's an invaluable resource to tell you what is normal, what to expect and what to do for you and your baby's first days together."

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, authors of "My Best Birth" and filmmakers of "The Business of Being Born"

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"Love this Book!! This Book was so helpful to my husband and I when we were sleep deprived and needed a quick refresher on what to do. I also love the fact that it's a book that is quick to the point and gives you the most important information. It is so hard to sit down and read some of these mommy to be books that are 300 + pages and they talk in circles. This book was a awesome read and I recommend it to all my new mommies to be!"

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And the winners are.....

Congratulations to Shazia and Stefanie for winning a beautiful Bachik baby hat. Stay posted with our giveaways by signing up for our newsletter. On the left hand side of this website you can find the button.

Bachik Baby hat with winners


A hug, a cuddle & a Bachik! We are giving away 2 baby hats.

Bachik is a line of hand crochet baby hats & blankets. Bachik (the Armenian word for kiss) was created by the Mom & Dot team, Karen & Taylor, out of the love for all things handmade and special. Some things are irresistible - like kissing a baby on it's head. Together they designed this whimsical line of baby hats that are like a sweet kiss for a baby's head.

Bachik baby hat

How to win.

To win one of these super adorable hats, all you have to do is 'like' The First 8 Days of Being a Mom on Facebook and tell us on Facebook (before March 10 2012) which of the 20 Bachik’s would look best on your little munchkin. Kangaroo, Lion, Pinky the Cat ....? 
We will draw the two lucky winners from a Bachik babyhat right after March 10 and will post it on Facebook.

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Lion Bachik Baby hat


Find your support group!

I just bumped into a great support group for new moms in Southern California. NewMomsConnect is an 8-week, expert-led education and support group for first time mothers and their babies (from 0 – 6 months old). The goal of the workshop is to provide education and support to help women feel more confident and secure in their role as mothers and to better connect to their babies. Additionally, the program connects new or first time mothers with other first time mothers in their regional areas or neighborhoods, and encourages the development of lasting friendships and support that will endure long after the group has ended. Facilitated by a family and child development expert, the group provides education on infant development (e.g, infant-mother attachment) and parenting issues (e.g., impact of baby on the marriage, parenting styles, work/family life balance).

To see what first time mothers are saying about the program, click here.

For more information or to register go to: 

You will be happy you did! Believe me, I've been there.


What do babies think?

Enjoy this interesting TED talk of Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?   Gopnik presents evidence that babies are conscious of far more than we give them credit for.  So be careful what you discuss about Santa while the baby is in the room.

Baby thinking


Canadian Doula Speaks

"As a Certified Birth Doula, Infant Massage Instructor, and soon to be Licensed Infant Sleep Sense Consultant, I initially ordered a copy of "The First 8 Days of Being a Mom" as a resource to add to my lending library. However upon receiving it, I realized that I had an AMAZING resource in my hands, one that is a must have for every expectant parent. I plan to share "The First 8 Days of Being a Mom" with all of my clients, as I believe that it is an invaluable resource, and will help to relieve a lot of stress surrounding the first days of being home with a new baby!"
~Kaitlin White CD(DONA), CIMI, B.A., B.Ed