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

· Seal Press
16 reviews

About this ebook

A laugh-out-loud guide to the first year of motherhood, filled with helpful advice and wisdom from real moms and dads who aren't at all afraid to tell it like it is

There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby.

Best-selling author Dawn Dais, mother of two tiny terrors, is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms-along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood. The Sh!t No One Tells You is a must-have companion for every new mother's sleepless nights and poop-filled days.
16 reviews
A Google user
July 31, 2018
Honestly, I struggled to get past the first few chapters. This is my first pregnancy and the beginning of the book is advice for people without kids. She goes on and on about what child-less couples/individuals should have done before getting pregnant. There’s at least 4 pages dedicated to her telling you to travel and enjoy sleeping. So at the moment I feel fat, stressed, and now extremely upset that I didn’t accomplish traveling or truly appreciate my free time or utilize my money to do something grand before getting pregnant. Honestly, not a great first impression.
7 people found this review helpful
June 8, 2014
I'm NEVER having kids now
4 people found this review helpful
March 23, 2017
Best/Worst book for expecting mother's. Inknow worst is a negative word but I'm just trying to give you the facts. A lot of info in the book you would expect and a lot of great info you didn't, which makes it the worst part. The book will make you freak out a bit but that's better than freaking out once it happens to you. The book explains a lot of mothers perspectives, which is great.

About the author

Dawn Dais is an author, freelance writer, and designer. Her previous books include The Sh!t No One Tells You series of parenting titles. She lives in Sacramento.

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