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Morningpaper Mumsnet and the Mumsnet Mums , Carrie Longton , Justine Roberts
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2 Feb 2009 Mumsnet
* How can I persuade my toddler to eat something other than Mini Cheddars? * Does anyone else's three-year old think they can give the new baby back if they don't like it? * My son bonked a little girl over the head at nursery today with Thomas the Tank Engine - where have we gone wrong? * Exactly when can I expect to be able to have a pee without my child insisting on accompanying me? Since its launch in June 2000, hundreds of thousands of mums (and a fair few dads too) have swapped answers, recommendations and war stories on They have debated the pros and cons of organic baby food, fretted over whether or not to use dummies - and how to wean children off them - exchanged potty training stories, agonised over the best nursery schools, helped each other through the upheavals of returning to work and swapped tips on anything from feuding siblings, to mysterious illnesses. Toddlers: the Mumsnet Guide is packed full of the advice, wisdom, reassurance and down-to-earth humour of these many many parents, distilled and presented in a way that is both accessible and authoritative. From behaviour and discipline, to potty training, sleep, food, health, sibling rivalry, returning - or not - to work, travel and education, Toddlers: the Mumsnet Guide contains the advice and experiences of thousands of other parents who have gone through what you are going through right now and lived to tell the tale.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747595887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747595885
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Mumsnet is the most invaluable resource for anyone who's ever reproduced - a giant repository of wisdom, information, support and jokes' India Knight 'In just a few years, Mumsnet has become a lifeline for 60,000 mothers looking for advice on everything from how to deal with a miscarriage to childcare and going back to work' Independent 'Carrie and Justine are the Trinny and Susannah of parenting' The Times 'The women on Mumsnet are amazing - smart, funny and full of ideas' Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Created in 2000 by two new mothers, Mumsnet has become an 'internet phenomenon', according to the Sunday Telegraph, and 'the country's most popular meeting point for parents', according to The Times, and it is widely regarded as the UK's leading online parenting community. It has 100,000 registered uses, and 250,000 monthly users, and its members are loyal, active and passionate about the site. Fans of mumsnet include India Knight, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, to name but a few.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - informative and very funny! 5 Feb 2009
By Katie H
At last - a guide for raising toddlers which manages to be informative, offer realistic solutions to everyday parenting headaches but importantly, isn't patronising.

It's full of pearls of wisdom from the Mumsnet site, from parents who have been there, and lived to tell the (funny) tale.

Recommended to all!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a breath of fresh air. 5 Feb 2009
How nice to see a parenting guide that is does not talk down to the reader, and offers options rather than dictates only one right way of doing things.

And a book about parenting that contains so much humour - reader, I nearly sprayed wine on my keyboard.

Having the excuse to buy this book almost makes living with a toddler worthwile.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved, loved loved it! 5 Feb 2009
By Lemur
This is a great guide to all things Toddler. It will make you laugh so hard you might choke on your sausage roll, but there are some great tips to get you through this challenging time. It contains a great balance of humour and help, something I haven't seen in other parenting books.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves to become a parenting classic 7 Feb 2009
Tons of practical advice for panicking or put-upon parents faced with the mysteries of toddler behaviour. The breadth of advice on a wide range of topics (fussy eating, tantrums, behaviour, sleep, siblings and health to name just some) from other mums, not 'experts', will reassure readers they're not alone and there are different approaches they can try.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By A. Lane
Parenting books are usually a total waste of ink, destined only to be chucked down the stairs in a rage when the latest bon-mot turns out to be over-simplified nonsense. Real toddlers don't come with instructions, and "experts" don't know much, in my experience. The best source of advice is other women, who can empathise and offer practical suggestions. Owning this book is like having a room full of wise sisters and funny friends, but it will drink less wine and eat fewer biscuits.
Buy, laugh, enjoy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mumsnet guide 24 Mar 2009
By Debbie
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Really good book. Easy to read and dip into - makes you feel that you are not the only one without a text book approach!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a life saver 26 April 2009
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A beacon of common sense in an age when new parents are continually being told that their offspring should fit stereotypes in all aspects of their lives and behaviour. Buy it and stop worrying!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone with a toddler 11 April 2009
Fantastic, funny but extremely informative.
Reassuring with some great practical tips from experienced parents.
Definetly worth a read and a good resource to keep for reference from time to time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good light hearted read
Reflects a good range of views on multiple topics. Always nice to hear other people's thoughts on issues trying to tackle. A good read for parents of toddlers and made me chuckle!
Published 4 months ago by KN
5.0 out of 5 stars So Funny
I generally hate any sort of baby/child instruction manual but this is excellent. I laughed my socks off. Read more
Published 4 months ago by MissJay
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
This book made me laugh until I cried with some of the stories. It is anecdotal (but baby books tend not to be based on hard evidence in any case) but I disagree with the reviewer... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mambavet
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
Love the humorous approach, and as a midwife would very much recommend this is a good book for prospective parents. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Annika
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for all parents (and grandparents)
i love these type of books. full of humour. at times when I'm pulling my hair out it's great to read that others have been in your situation and often worse. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Islandmum
4.0 out of 5 stars Shoehorned with laughs
The dry and droll down-to-earth humour personified by Mumsnet never fails to crack me up, and this book does not disappoint. Unlike other Mumsnet books (e.g. Read more
Published 20 months ago by The Alpha Parent
4.0 out of 5 stars Light reading after a hard day
This book comprises carefully selected posts on the mumsnet forum organised into thematic chapters. It is great light reading, easy to dip into and good to pick up quick advice or... Read more
Published on 1 Dec 2011 by Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I've only read the first couple of chapters, but am really pleased so far.
This book is full of little tips and stories from various contributors. Read more
Published on 7 July 2011 by SB Perth
5.0 out of 5 stars Bril!
I started flicking through this book when I first received it and as I did I was laughing my head off and couldn't put the book down! Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2009 by L. Patel
1.0 out of 5 stars A real letdown.
I was looking forward to reading this but was instantly upset when I realised it was just a collection of anecdotes. Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2009 by M. Emerson
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