The Contented Little Baby Book, based on Gina Ford s personal experience of caring for over 300 babies, was first published in 1999 It quickly established Gina as an influential new authority on baby and childcare issues and has remained one of the bestselling parenting books in the UK This completely revised edition of The New Contented Little Baby Book contains the most up to date advice available to parents Using the feedback from numerous readers and website members, Gina has been able to develop and elaborate on the information in her first book, while clearly setting out her philosophy on simple feeding and sleeping routines By creating routines that match a growing baby s innate natural rhythms, Gina prevents the hunger, overtiredness and colic that can lead to excessive crying Babies who are settled into Gina s gentle routines are happy and contented because their needs for food and sleep are appropriately met and they should sleep for their longest spell at night from an early age With detailed, prescriptive information on everything parents need to know, this book includes chapters on Preparation for the birth How the routines evolved and the benefits of following a routine Milk feeding in the first year Understanding your baby s sleep Establishing a routine Introducing solid food in line with government and World Health Authority guidelines Common problems in the first year Whether you are expecting your first child, or are experiencing difficulties with an older baby, this comprehensive guide contains all the expert guidance you need to help your baby feed and sleep well....
|Title||:||The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting|
|Publisher||:||Vermilion New Ed edition March 13, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting Reviews
Had this book recommended by some friends who swore by the general concept. Having witnessed how their children are and how they sleep we were keen to give it a go. By and large I love the structure that it advocates. My wife has joined a mother's group in the area and has seen firsthand how miserable some of the mothers are that have little to no structure. Babies awake throughout the night. Feeding at all times of day and night months down the line.
I bought a few different books on sleep training aside from this one:
This book was recommended to us by many friends who already have children. However, we were disappointed by it. The advice in the book did not suit our personalities and felt too rigid. We believe in having a schedule for our baby, but this was probably too rigid for us and too structured. In the end, we did not really follow what the book advised. However, each parent has to read this for themselves to see if it's for them.
When I first received this book as a gift, I objected strongly to its premise of scheduling. But once I was a sleep deprived mom sobbing in the middle of the night with my hungry newborn, I gave the schedule a go. That little monkey is nearly 4 years old now and still sleeps 12 hours a night. She goes to bed at 7 every night and we parents are free to do grown-up things. This book not only saved our sanity with a newborn, it also saved our sanity through the toddler years.