The prospect of bringing a new baby home when you already have a toddler can be extremely daunting. Life with a newborn baby is tiring and challenging enough but with a demanding elder brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope? Written in the same reassuring, accessible style as her bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented Baby with Toddler Book is full of practical tips and sanguine advice that will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help you structure your day and meet all the needs of your toddler and your new baby... and still have time for lots of cuddles. By using Gina's easy-to-follow methods not only will you have a contented baby who feeds regularly and sleeps through the night from an early age, but also a happy, involved toddler who remains calm and co-operative during this unsettled time.
As babies grow, so their routines and patterns change. In The Contented Toddler Years Gina addresses the many changes in sleeping and feeding habits that arise during the second and third year. She offers invaluable advice and insight into these crucial stages of a child's development, from walking and talking, to teething and potty training and also shows you how to: -deal with tantrums, food refusal and sibling jealousy -prepare for the arrival of a second baby, including how to cope physically, emotionally and financially, and how to adapt her routines when caring for a baby and toddler -make teeth-cleaning fun and put an end to habits such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting and eating dirt -decide what type of childcare is best for you and your toddler Gina's advice is derived from hands-on experience of dealing with children. Parents can be confident that her techniques, which have been tried and tested many times and have proved successful with many different children, can also work for them. She has listened to the concerns of thousands of parents via her consultations and website. Reassuring and down-to-earth, parents will find Gina's advice can help make the passage from contented baby to confident child a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family.
Sleep, or rather the lack of it, is the issue of paramount concern to the overwhelming majority of new parents. Getting enough sleep is vital for the health of a growing baby or toddler, and the sanity of mums and dads. Yet striking the right balance between their differing needs can be hard to achieve. Once sleep problems set in, they can fast demoralise and exhaust parents, undermining confidence in their ability to cope. Gina Ford has come to the rescue with her answer: the key to a good night's sleep for the whole family lies in teaching parents to understand the changing sleep needs of their growing baby. This book informs and reassures parents, dispelling many common myths and anxieties and offering practical solutions that work. By creating a structure of regular feeding, sleeping and playing times, Gina explains how parents can help their baby to find a rhythm that will be comfortable for all concerned. Whether parents want to establish good sleeping habits from the start, or find they need to cure sleep problems and get their child back on track, Gina has the answers.
Gina Ford's Top Tips for Contented Babies & Toddlers offers readers sound, practical advice from bestselling parenting expert Gina Ford in a new concise format - ideal for busy parents on the go. Gina Ford guides parents through the various stages of baby and toddler care, including sleeping, weaning, feeding, potty training and behavioral development. By breaking down these areas into succinct, accessible tips, Gina outlines how best to tackle them and describes what further problems parents might encounter. She puts forward an insight into her tried and tested routines with an introductory guide to understanding her methods, including what to aim for and what parents can hope to achieve by them. Gina's top tips include invaluable advice on: -dealing with common problems such as fussy eaters, nightmares and tantrums -successful breastfeeding and bottle-feeding -helping children meet essential milestones, such as learning to walk, talk or dress themselves, at a pace which is right for them And much more!
From a trusted parenting author, an adorable and stylish baby record book for parents to chart their baby's first year, with beautiful ribbon bookmark and envelopes The first year can fly by, but this lovely book allows parents to note down all the important milestones in their baby's development. The book makes it incredibly easy to chart every detail, including the date and place of birth, the baby's christening and first Christmas, first smile, words, and steps, the baby's routines, and the baby's first birthday party. Fully illustrated throughout, there is space for inserting photographs, plus envelopes for baby's hair and other precious keepsakes. This will be a lovely memento for parents to treasure the early memories of their contented little baby.
You’ve just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home— without an instruction manual…. Baby expert Gina Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain’s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you’ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night—happily and peacefully—in no time.
Weaning your baby on to solid foods is one of the most important milestones during the early months of parenthood, and Gina's expert advice on weaning makes a baby's transition from milk to solid foods as straightforward as possible. Successful weaning establishes a pattern of healthy eating in babies, avoiding the pitfalls of fussy eaters restricted to a narrow diet. In this revised edition of The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, Gina includes the latest recommendations regarding breast-feeding and the introduction of solid food from the World Health Organisation and the UK Department of Health. She aims to take the worry out of weaning, guiding parents step-by-step through the process and shares the insight and expertise gained from personally helping to care for over 300 babies, and advising thousands more parents via her consultation service and website. Included in this revised edition: - The best time of day to introduce the first solid food - Which foods to introduce and at what age - Getting the balance of milk feeds and solids right - How to eliminate night feeds once solids are introduced - The importance of introducing finger foods at the right age - Extended parent-friendly feeding plans to take parents step-by-step through the different stages - Newly developed rotating meal planners for older children up to the end of the first year - Brand new questions and answers giving the most up-to-date advice to parents. The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning is the definitive guide to ensuring babies eat well now and as they grow up and is as relevant and helpful to those parents who have not previously followed Gina's routines.
The importance of good childhood nutrition has never been more topical. Parents are constantly being reminded of the need to offer their children healthy, home cooking and cut down on the number of fat, salt and suger-laden ready-prepared meals they feed them instead. Yet busy lifestyles dictate that family time is in short-supply and it is often hard to balance this need with the practicality of cooking for every family member. Gina Ford is here to help, providing the solution to this common parental dilemma in this highly accesible family recipe book. Picking up from where The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning left off, The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book addresses the next stage in childhood nutrition, from the age of nine months. Simplicity is the key to Gina's advice and her realistic approach to the demands of modern-day parenting account for the time restrictions of parents who want to provide good nutrition fast.This invaluable family cookbook includes chapters on: - juggling the needs of all the family: recipes for mothers and babies; recipes for mothers, babies and toddlers -ideas on batch cooking: how to make twelve meals for the freezer at one cooking session -quick and tasty breakfast recipes -how to make vegetables appealing and much more! 'This book could be your salvation!' The Daily Telegraph on The New Contented Little Baby Book
Gina Ford's bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book established Gina as one of the UK's most influential voices in baby and childcare issues. Her groundbreaking routines have been the salvation of hundreds of thousands of parents and her sound advice on weaning and sleep has guaranteed contented little babies in households around the world. In The Contented Baby's First Year Gina takes you through your baby's first year in a month-by-month guide. From physical and mental development through to changes in feeding and sleeping patterns, this wonderful book is packed with practical parenting advice. There's information here on soothing, breastfeeding, weaning and bathing your baby together with suggestions for encouraging key developmental milestones: holding a toy, rolling over, sitting up and crawling. Additionally, for each month there is a handy Q&A that offers reassuring solutions to particular problems that can occur at each stage in your baby's development. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photography, including step-by-step guides to caring for your little one, The Contented Baby's First Year is essential reading for guaranteeing a contented little baby in year one.
So you followed The Contented Little Baby Book to the letter and your baby behaved like a dream - at least for the first few months. But as your baby grows, so his or her routines and patterns change. In her years as a maternity nurse, Gina has been able to learn valuable lessons from watching her charges' older siblings and in this new book she applies this knowledge to the many problems parents face in the first three years. From feeding and sleeping problems in the first year, including weaning and early-morning waking, to teething and potty training, Gina offers her own particular brand of down-to-earth advice. She takes a look at toddlerhood, showing how to deal with tantrums, sibling jealousy and food fights and reveals how to build your child's self-esteem, as well as to discipline and teach him or her good manners. She also shows you how to make teeth-cleaning fun and to put an end to annoying habits such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting and eating dirt. From Contented Baby to Confident Child is essential reading for all parents who have already benefitted from Gina's advice and would like to learn more.
A parent's trouble-shooting guide to the first three years
Author: Gina Ford
Publisher: Random House
Category: Family & Relationships
Bringing together decades of successful work with families, Gina Ford Solves All Your Baby and Toddler Problems provides answers to hundreds of baby and toddler care challenges. Organised chronologically for easy reference and with detailed case studies and examples, Gina Ford, one of the UK’s bestselling childcare authors, shares her practical and realistic solutions to help you and your baby or toddler have a contented household now and for years to come. It is Gina’s belief that sleeping and feeding are intrinsically linked and that all too often babies and toddlers are subjected to unnecessary sleep training methods. Whether your baby or toddler is a fussy feeder or waking up several times a night, her holistic and gentle approach will ensure that your child’s feeding and sleeping needs are fully met, and that you resolve the root cause of the problem for good.
Toddlers tantrums can be both embarrassing and stressful for parents. Gina Ford's Top Tips for Coping with Toddler Tantrums offers parents concise and effective advice on how to deal with this seemingly uncontrollable behaviour. Gina's no-nonsense quick and easy parenting tips will help you to: - understand why children have tantrums - learn ways to prevent a tantrum when you see it coming - calm a toddler in the middle of his tantrum - learn how to stay calm yourself This handy guide is full of practical, sensible advice to help parents, and toddlers, cope with tantrums.
Essential Advice to Help You Be a Happy, Calm and Confident Mother
Author: Gina Ford
Publisher: Random House
Category: Family & Relationships
Ensure your contented baby has a contented mum Becoming a mum is an exciting journey, with new rewards and responsibilities. But while you focus your energies on the needs of your growing baby, it's easy to neglect your own needs as a new mum. Gina Ford has helped millions of women bring up contented babies and now she wants to ensure that it's not just your baby that's happy, but you are too. In this indispensable guide, Gina has worked with her online community of mothers to distill the best advice on being a happy mum. This one-stop guide will help you navigate all the essential issues of motherhood: - Happiness, health and fitness - Relationships with friends, family and your partner - Outings and holidays with your new baby - Returning to work or becoming a full-time mum - Whether to extend your family further With the personal experiences of hundreds of mothers, The Contented Mother's Guide will help you make the best choices and embrace your new role as a mum.
With plenty of reassuring advice, Britain’s leading childcare expert outlines the common triggers of crying episodes for each specific age group whether it’s a five-week-old or a 10-month-old, to help determine the most likely cause for baby’s distress.
Sleep is probably the most misunderstood and confusing aspect of parenthood. Babies are supposed to sleep most of the time, aren't they? Well, some do, but an awful lot don't. Gina Ford's practical guide helps parents understand their children's sleep patterns and gives them invaulable advice on how to solve or avoid common problems. Starting on the first day at home after the birth, she advises new parents to disregard any advice to let the baby's habits rule the roost. By creating a structure of regular feeding, sleeping and playing times, parents can help their baby to find a rhythm that will be comfortable for all concerned. Among the questions this book answers are: * How much sleep do babies need? * What's the difference between a sleep and a nap? * When can certain sleeps be dropped? Gina Ford's blueprint for creating happy and rested babies and parents has been successfully applied over many years.
Understand Your Baby's Sensory World - the Key to a Contented Baby
Author: Megan Faure
Category: Health & Fitness
Parenting experts and co-authors of the Sense-series books, Meg Faure (OT) and Ann Richardson (Registered Nurse and Midwife) bring you the updated and expanded third edition of their highly acclaimed practical guide to parenting in the first year.
Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.
The No. 1 bestseller and must-have guide to confident baby and toddler care from the UK's most trusted nanny. Jo Frost shares her wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help you raise your toddler with confidence and give him or her the best start in life. Packed with practical advice, reassurance and simple yet effective techniques to help you deal with all the challenges that raising a toddler involves, Jo will give you the confidence and the know-how to raise a happy and contented toddler. She addresses common battlegrounds, such as mealtimes, dressing, sleeping and potty training, and takes you step-by-step through her tried-and-tested techniques to deal with them simply, patiently and effectively. Jo also offers guidance on how to plan your toddler's day hour by hour to ensure he or she is getting the right balance of stimulation and relaxation, offers support and guidance for working and single parents, and shows again and again that far from being an exhausting challenge, the toddler years are the most fun, entertaining and unique years to be cherished and enjoyed.
Discovering that you are about to become a mum is one of life's most joyful moments. This indispensable guide from Gina Ford and consultant obstetrician Dr Charlotte Chaliha provides mums-to-be with the practical, reassuring and down-to-earth advice they need for a calm and contented pregnancy. Includes: - a month by month guide to the growth of your baby and your changing body - up-to-date guidance on nutrition, exercise and health - advice on preparing your home and lifestyle for a new arrival - how to prepare yourself for labour and birth - what to expect in the first few weeks with your baby The Contented Pregnancy is the essential guide to enjoying a relaxed pregnancy and giving your baby the very best start in life.
Many parents experience a long and bumpy ride along the road to a nappy-free existence. Advice on offer from grandparents, friends and professionals is often conflicting, leaving parents unsure of how and when to potty train their child. In Potty Training in One Week, bestselling author Gina Ford sets out a simple, easy-to-follow programme that works quickly and avoids many of the common pitfalls parents encounter. This clearly organised book makes potty training easy, and even fun. Including updated information on: - How to know when your child is really ready - How to make potty training fun for your child - How to reward - How to deal with accidents - What to do when you go out - What to do at sleep times