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No, for the last time, the baby does not come with a
handbook. And even if there were a handbook, you wouldn't read it.
You'd fill out the warranty card, throw out the box, and start
playing right away. Until a few hours passed and you were hit with
the epiphany of, "Jeeze honey, what in the wide, wide world of
childcare are we doing here?"
Relax. Because we found some parents who thought of putting
together a handbook for you with "word-of-mouth information"!
They started in the Bay Area and now are working their way
throughout the country and their Los Angeles/Orange County
2003 edition just came out!
Everyone they talked to had some bit of child rearing advice
about what baby gear store is the most helpful. Some nugget of
parenting wisdom about which restaurant tolerates strained carrots
on the floor. It all really seemed to help. And that's when, the
lilaguide was born!
The guide is literally written by parents for
parents. It's what happens when someone actually does write it down
(and organizes it, calculates it, and presents it in an easy-to-use
Thousands of surveys produce these insider's guides to stores,
restaurants, service providers, and activities that are about to
become a very big part of your life. And while this guide won't tell
you how to change a diaper or how to get by on little or no sleep
(that's what grandparents are for), it will tell you what other
local parents have learned about what your amazing area has to offer
to our blessed new parenting breed.
So there you have it. Now go make some phone calls, clean up the
house, take a nap, or do something on your list before the baby
wakes up. Oh, and
don't forget to
participate in their survey -
other parents are counting on you to tell them where to go and
what to do!
www.lilaguide.com for more information!
Check out the Los Angeles/
Orange County 2004 edition
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