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By The Book: How to Take Care of MY Kids Review

Going back to work after being off for a year on maternity leave was definitely not easy! I had Bridget in October 2004 and went back to work in September 2005 to my full time accounting job. I remember the struggle I had to find the “right” caregiver for my baby and try to convey all of Bridget’s important day to day information to her. Needless to say, there were many notes and phone calls with questions about Bridget as well as a few about my older daughter, Olivia. I wish I would have had one centralized book that included everything a caregiver would need to know about my girls.

Two moms, Melissa and Karen, found themselves in the same predicament as me and many other parents who need to utilize childcare and find themselves constantly leaving notes with important things that the sitter needs to know. They came up with the idea of organizing all the information about their children for their caregivers in one location- a book. By The Book: How to Take Care of MY Kids is something every parent needs whether they only use babysitters occasionally or if they have their kids in full time care.

By the Book: How to Take Care of MY Kids is a personalized manual that any sitter can look at and know exactly how to best look after your kids. It is, of course, written by an expert on the subject – YOU! The book is broken down into sections each dealing with a different area of childcare. You simply fill out the forms that you need that you want your caregiver to know including the daily routine, likes and dislikes of your child and medical info. This book is very comprehensive and covers every imaginable area about your kids that one would need to know.
I was impressed with how organized and functional it was and still pleasing to the eye. You can pick and choose the forms that apply to you and since it comes in a 3 ring binder, you can take out the pages that don’t apply to your family. Plus, you can download more pages if need be from their website. I like that you can update it when you need to if there any changes and it can grow with your child for each stage of their development. It will save a parent from much worry when they are away from their kids and make a caregiver’s job easier because everything they need to know is handy and easily accessible.

You can purchase By The Book: How to Take Care of MY Kids online in either ebook format ($9.95) or a hardbound book ($19.95). I received the ebook format which is great and can be easily printed out.
Karmel Publishing is offering a 25% discount on the hardbound book to my readers with the coupon code BTBK7757.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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