Monday, January 10, 2011

Book review: Your Baby Is Speaking To You by Kevin Nugent

My summary:
Your Baby Is Speaking to You is a guide to help parents understand what their infant is trying to say to them by use of his/hers body language. 

My thoughts:
I usually don't read a lot of non-fiction but this book looked so cute I just couldn't resist. Plus the book is written by an international expert on infant-parent communication so I thought that it would be interesting to read his interpretations of a baby's body language. 

Your Baby Is Speaking to You was easy to read with short chapters and lots lovely pictures to illustrate the text. I think this would be a great book for those expecting their first born, a perfect gift for new parents. Not to say that those of us who have children already can't learn anything from this book because there is definitely something new in there for everyone.

To think of all those messages a tiny little baby sends out to his/hers parents is amazing, it is so important to pay attention the baby's signals and learn how to read them. The book and some of the pictures reminded me so of the time when our son was a little baby, it feels so long ago even though he's only 5, so it moved me a little extra(also probably because of all the pregnancy hormones flying around in my body - only 4 weeks until my due date now!).

Book trailer:
The cover:
The cover is just adorable.

My rating of this book:
4 stars out of 5

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Your Baby Is Speaking To You by Kevin Nugent
Published: January 6th 2011
Pages(paperback): 128
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547242956 (ISBN13: 9780547242958)
Full disclosure: 
ARC received from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via NetGalley

This book can be purchased from a number of local retailers and on-line book stores such as Amazon or The Book Depository (I'm not an affiliate of either). The latter store does by the way have free shipping to about 100 countries.  


  1. I was just wondering about your due date! A February baby, they are the best :)

  2. That's good to know(are by any chance born in February? ;)) :) Our firstborn came into the world one August so a winter baby will be a new experience(plus it seems to be a girl this time so that will be something new as well).

  3. Wow, Feb baby. I know one of niece is a Feb baby. This book sounds very cute.

  4. How exciting. Soon your little bundle of joy will be out in the world :D


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