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The Toddler Survival Guide

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It's a hilarious parody of Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide (and survival guides in general) that will leave parents laughing out loud even as it provides practical advice on how they can make it to the other side of toddlerhood intact. Authors of The Toddler Survival Guide, Mike and Heather Spohr joined us to share where the idea for the book came from and some of their spot-on advice. The Spohr's have studied toddlers up-close in their natural habitat in order to share such survival skills as outfitting your home to outlast a toddler occupation (baby gate, cabinet locks, wine) to how to subdue an angry toddler ("Elmo's Song," mac and cheese, smartphone) and even how you can safely venture out in public together without your toddler--or you--bursting into tears.

Mike Spohr is an editor at Buzzfeed and Heather Spohr is a regular contributor to Mommy Nearest and Babble and runs the family blog The Spohrs are Multiplying.