Just In Time for Mother's Day & Father's Day: Pediatric Nurse Moms Join Forces To Offer Guidebook And Solutions for Parents, Parents-To-Be and Pediatricians

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Pediatric experts let parents know what to expect during baby's first six months. Important baby care questions addressed.

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Embarrassed to keep calling the pediatrician? Don't know what to do about diaper rash that won't disappear? Scared to clip your newborn's nails? Are you a pediatrician wishing to reduce call volume? Looking for a reference manual for anxious new parents, a book that answers questions you find yourself answering time and again?

Enter the new guidebook The Moms on Call Guide to Basic Baby Care (published by Revell) by "Moms on Call," pediatric nurses Laura Hunter, LPN, and Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN. With a combined twenty years' nursing experience and eight children (including a set of twins each) between them, the duo offers an easy-to-read book that is crafted perfectly for new and anxious, sleep deprived parents. The book culls together often-asked and critical baby care questions.

Until now, no single book has truly, effectively and simply identified key questions to prepare parents for a new baby's arrival. Now, in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day, parents of young infants and those expecting no longer have to worry and wonder when it comes to caring for a new baby. The guidebook comes with an instructional DVD to successfully help parents make it through the first six months of their baby's life. From developing a bed time routine to essential information on bathing, feeding, nasal congestion and safety issues, the book outlines typical days, flexible feeding schedules and safety checklists. Parents will find out how to navigate a Pediatrician's office and the ER as well as how to identify the symptoms that require immediate care and medical attention.

Many of the book's questions come from those previously addressed by the Moms on Call throughout their careers as on-call pediatric nurses for a busy Atlanta practice. Other inquiries arose during in-person consultations in the Atlanta area and through email and phone correspondences between the Moms on Call and parents across the country. Laura and Jennifer are frequently contacted through their web site http://www.momsoncall.com where they take the time to assuage the worries of frazzled new parents.

Country crooner Kenny Rogers, who consulted with Laura Hunter after he and his wife Wanda had twins, says the Moms on Call truly are "new parents' new best friends. With Wanda being a first time mother with twins, to say our life was chaotic is an understatement. It's amazing how a simple thing like the swaddling technique made the boys seem so much more secure and comfortable and that first full night's sleep you can't put a price on!"

A highlight of the book and DVD is "The Amazing Swaddle," instructions for how to properly secure one's newborn in a blanket-swaddle that guarantees womb-like comfort for a great night of sleep. Swaddling a newborn is also essential for warding off the risk of potential problems that could arise, like that of hip dysplasia. Most parents say they are unable to duplicate the swaddling technique demonstrated in hospitals and the Moms on Call instructional DVD effectively shows parents how to achieve the perfect swaddle.

The easy-to-read book is available through the Moms on Call web site, where a special package deal is offered of the book, DVD and apple green or pink 44"X 44" (the ideal dimensions for correct swaddling) handmade swaddling blanket. For price details and further information, see http://www.momsoncall.com.

About Moms on Call

"Moms on Call," http://www.momsoncall.com, is the brainchild of two Atlanta nurses and moms that joined forces to help parents across the country. Laura Hunter (LPN) and Jennifer Walker (RN BSN) provide in-home and phone consultations to frazzled parents with basic baby care questions, hold seminars for parents and consult with them in person, over the phone and via email. In their new practical guidebook "The Moms on Call Guide to Basic Baby Care," they answer questions that every new parent asks and is ashamed to keep calling the pediatrician about. With a combined twenty years of nursing experience and EIGHT children between them, they have been told that their maternal warmth and ability to empathize as parents is what truly endears them to other parents.

Their second handbook The Moms on Call Basic Baby and Toddler Care, geared toward parents of older babies and toddlers (7-24 months), is available in PDF format at http://www.momsoncall.com.

About Laura and Jennifer

Laura Hunter, LPN, is an infant care consultant and mother of five, including twin boys. Jennifer Walker, RN, BSN, is the mother of three, also including twins. Both are on-call pediatric nurses for a busy pediatric practice in Atlanta, Georgia. They have a combined twenty year's of nursing experience and formed Moms On Call (http://www.momsoncall.com) to answer questions that parents don't want to bother their pediatricians with (i.e. how can I get my baby to sleep through the night? how long can I let my baby cry for?) People from across the U.S. write to Laura and Jennifer through their web site momsoncall.com.

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