Babies: The Mumsnet Guide is an introduction to the strange world of the postnatal, a world of strong emotions and revolting excretions, the sublime and the ridiculous. It is the gathered up, boiled-down wisdom of thousands of mums and the occasional dad who have posted on mumsnet since its launch in June 2000 about everything to do with life after baby. From thoughtful advice about breastfeeding, colic and getting some sleep to debates about parenting gurus and the best form of childcare, by way of a fair bit of gore and the odd bit of flagrant silliness about postnatal vaginal circumference and baby names, Babies: The Mumsnet Guide contains the advice, thoughts, experiences and random burblings of thousands of parents - parents who have done a lot of the worrying for you already!
Mumsnet.com is the largest social networking site for parents in the UK, with nearly two million monthly visitors and 850,000 unique monthly users, and over 100,000 subscribers to the weekly Mumsnet.com e-newsletter Babies joins Pregnancy and Toddlers so parents can buy the perfect set to see them through the difficult early years Mumsnet.com receives enormous publicity across the national media thanks to the vocal founders who are in constant demand as parenting commentators
'Mumsnet is the most invaluable resource - a giant repository of wisdom, information, support and jokes' India Knight 'Mumsnet... Because you're worth it!' Dr Tanya Byron 'It's like having a million big sisters who are there all the time and never get fed up of you pestering them' Red 'Nobody gives you a manual when you become a parent so I've really valued the chance to hear from the people who really know - other mums. Just like the website, this book tells you what you need to know from people in the know' Sarah Brown
Created in 2000 by two new mothers, Mumsnet has become an 'internet phenomenon', according to the Sunday Telegraph, and 'the country's most popular meeting point for parents', according to The Times, and it is widely regarded as the UK's leading online parenting community. It has nearly two million monthly visitors and 850,000 unique monthly users, and its members are loyal, active and passionate about the site. Fans of Mumsnet include India Knight, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, to name but a few.