The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

by Dawn Dais
The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

by Dawn Dais

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"Dawn Dais bravely goes where other baby books don't.... She spills the truth about everything from breastfeeding to getting along with your partner post-baby." — Parents Magazine

There comes a time in every new mother’s life when she realizes that all the pregnancy well-wishes and baby shower gifts left her profoundly unqualified for the realities of life with a newborn. Who knew there would be so much crying—and how much of that crying would be coming from the mom?

Bestselling author Dawn Dais believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the truth about parenting from expectant mothers for fear that if the truth got out, women would (1) stop having babies or (2) stop bringing them home. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms—along with hilarious anecdotes, tips, and the encouragement every new mom needs to survive the first year of parenthood.

Revised and updated with new chapters offering advice for single moms and tips for partners,The Sh!t No One Tells You is a must-have companion for every new mother’s sleepless nights and poop-filled days.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541620353
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/09/2021
Series: Sh!t No One Tells You , #1
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 270,320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dawn Dais is the author of six other guides to pregnancy and parenting, including The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy and The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers. She lives in Sacramento, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

My Moms on the Front Lines 5

1 And You Thought Pregnancy Was Hard 13

2 Please Censor Your Birth Story 17

3 Raid the Hospital 31

4 Breastfeeding Is Really F'n Hard 37

5 They Will Let You Take a Baby Home! 49

6 So Many Tears 55

7 Your Newborn Is Not Cute 63

8 It May Not Be Love at First Sight 69

9 No One Is Loving This as Much as Their Facebook Posts Would Have You Believe 79

10 You Just Pooped Out a Baby (Your Body Post-Baby) 85

11 Your Life Is Officially Over 93

12 Poop, Puke, and Pee 103

13 Children's Books Are Ridiculous 111

14 You Are a Horrible Mother Whether or Not You Vaccinate 125

15 Having Pets Did Not Prepare You for This 133

16 Who Needs a Health Plan When You Have the Internet? 143

17 You'll Never Sleep Again 149

18 Your House Is Way Too Small 159

19 Babies Don't Like Bragging 169

20 You Can't Afford This 173

21 Teeth Are the Devil 181

22 You'll Be Blamed in Therapy Someday 189

23 You Can't Have It All 195

24 A Dysfunctional Relationship 207

25 Remember Your Memory? 213

26 Your Body Is Ruined 219

27 You'll Probably Want a Divorce 225

28 It Does Not Go By "Soooo Fast" 235

Epilogue 241

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