Book Review: You Can’t Give Vodka to a Baby

You Can’t Give Vodka to a Baby and other parenting myths is a hilarious, tongue in cheek parenting help book.

It had my husband and I laughing as we read it together, I highly recommend picking this book up, especially if you love a good laugh. If you are easily offended, then I recommend you giving this book a miss.  It’s poking fun at those who who make it their business (sleep consultants, baby experts, etc) to tell you how to raise a kid.

Because it ticked my funny bone, I give this book 5 stars!


It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. But how do you choose the right village to leave your child with — and what if that village won’t take your child? You could just leave your child outside the village and run away but most village-people are excellent trackers and will know the surrounding terrain better than you so they’ll probably catch you. No. The answer is: you’ll have to raise the child yourself.

Is it always shake a baby or is it never shake a baby? Uh-Oh your baby’s a jerk. Now what? Having questions is a natural part of parenting but finding the right answers without really looking can be difficult. There might be a lot of information out there but often it’s conflicting and necessitates long stints of reading and inconvenient truths that require ‘parenting’.

You Can’t Give Vodka to a Baby and Other Parenting Myths is the perfect parenting companion for any new parent…or any parent that feels that they truly made some horrific mistakes raising previous kids, and that they now need a do-over.

Delivered in bite-sized chunks of nutritious information, just like bite-sized chunks of a nutritious Happy Meal, this ‘book’ will give any parent the advice and confidence to raise their children into adults that probably won’t end up in jail or on drugs, and to build relationships deeper than any you may have seen on reality TV shows.


Dr Oliver BSA (that stands for ‘Bull Shit Artist’ — he studied at the same school as Dr Dre) brings a unique insight into raising children, having absolutely none of his own and having no formal education past high school.

But what he lacks in ‘book learning’ he more than makes up for in life experience, having been a baby, a toddler and a child himself and hearing lots of the guys he was detained with talking about their kids on the outside.

“Kids are quite resilient mammals. Also – they don’t really remember anything until they’re about four years old so you’ve got a bit of wiggle room” – Dr Oliver Green BSA

Published by Upstart Press – May 4, 2015 – $24.99 RRP

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