Eat, Sleep, Play, Love: the ultimate survival guide for the first two years of parenting

A practical, non-judgmental and honest guide to the first two years of a child’s life for a new generation of Australian parents, reviewed by Victoria Baker

Going into the postpartum period as a first-time mum, I thought I was well-prepared. I had all the gear and what I believed was a well-researched understanding of what I was about to encounter. How wrong I was! I had all the gear and no idea!

I was drowning in an ocean of post-birth advice, and in my sleep-deprived state, I could never remember the information I had been given or decipher which conflicting piece of advice or information I googled was correct.

Dr. Preeya Alexander’s Eat, Sleep, Play, Love was my postpartum life raft. Dr. Alexander tackles important topics such as breastfeeding, postpartum depression, sleep deprivation, what to do when your baby won’t settle, and health-related issues that may occur in the postpartum period. The evidence-based information is delivered in an easy-to-digest and understandable way, wrapped in compassion, non-judgment, and empathy – exactly what you need during the turbulence of postpartum life.

The sleep-deprived nights felt less isolating knowing that someone else understood what I was going through.

In short, “Eat, Sleep, Play, Love” is a must-read for any new parent. Dr. Alexander’s blend of compassion and expert knowledge makes this book an invaluable companion in the first few years of your little one’s life. It’s more than a book; it’s a supportive friend for those overwhelming yet beautiful early days of parenthood. A big thumbs up from me!

About the book:

Published by Simon & Schuster Australia.
RRP $34.99

Practising GP, mother of two and Instagram’s popular doctor Preeya Alexander is a refreshing new voice in the parenting space. Her hands-on, inclusive and down-to-earth advice, combined with a big dose of fun, is the ultimate survival guide for the first two years of parenting.

Preeya offers straightforward and trustworthy information about looking after both babies and new parents. From postpartum care and mastitis to feeding and sleep problems, nothing is off limits.

Eat, Sleep, Play, Love demystifies this sleep-deprived time and breaks down complex topics with wisdom and humour to make them easily digestible and achievable.

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