But, let’s get back to babies. I have a client and friend named Lynne Tapper who had a new baby not that long ago. Now Lynne is pretty competitive and I suspect she actually paused in the middle of a marathon or triathlon or something in order to give birth, handed the brand-spanking-new kid to her husband, Leland, and finished whatever she was running. Now, if I know these two, the kid is already potty trained and has learned how to put hospital corners on his crib. You see, these two are the world’s most organized couple. Don’t believe me? Well, then just check out their book: BABY DAZE.
When their first child, Sofie, arrived, Lynne and Leland were overwhelmed by all of the information they needed to keep track of while getting little or no sleep. They decided to keep a log of Sofie’s new life by jotting things down on forms so they could easily recall when they’d last changed her, fed her, or even when they experienced her first cooing sound or gassy smile. Charting this information brought them tremendous peace of mind, so they compiled the forms into a book and distributed it to their friends who were also experiencing the “new parent daze.” The responses were so positive they decided to publish BABY DAZE and launch a website to promote and sell it, http://babydaze.net.
BABY DAZE is broken out into eight worksheet sections that tackle common, daily, baby-related issues confronting parents. This new parent logbook has easy-to-use forms to track:
- Feeding and Diapering
- Food Diary
- Contact Information
- Sitter Slips™
Believe me now?
You can order this helpful tool—which makes a great gift, obviously—on their site, or by clicking here.
Oh, and if you see a crying baby, just go up and tell him he or she sounds like a fire engine and make a siren sound. Stops the crying every time!