I just had the opportunity to review The Mommy MD Guide To The Toddler Years, by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich. This is a well put together book of tips that 62 doctors, who are also mothers use during their children’s toddler years. There are more than 900 tips in this book that I wish I had had when my kids were growing up.
Toddlers are like pint-sized teenagers. They don’t call them the “terrible twos” and say “three is the new terrible twos” for nothing. Toddlers are challenging in many ways. They’re learning and growing at an incredible rate and at the same time, they’re pushing and stretching against boundaries, in every direction.
The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years is filled with more than 900 tips that 62 doctors who are also mothers use during their own children’s toddler years.
This book is divided into seven parts, each focusing on a different facet of parenting toddlers: growth and development, food and nutrition, health and safety, bathing and grooming, emotional health and discipline, learning and fun, and sleep. Each chapter opens with a special section featuring information about a toddler’s development, tips on taking better care of you and a justification for a celebration. The book also features three types of sidebars.
- When to call your doctor
- Mommy MD Guides recommended product
- MomMy Time
This book is excellent and shows doctors as humans with the same issues as the rest of us moms. I also received a nice packet of samples and information brochures with the book. All of this is very helpful in guiding us to do the right things by our toddlers, when we are working blindly with them.