First-time Parent: The Honest Guide To Coping Brilliantly And Staying Sane In Your Baby's First Year: The Honest Guide To Coping Brillantly And Staying Sane In Your Baby's First Year

May 1, 2018|
First-time Parent: The Honest Guide To Coping Brilliantly And Staying Sane In Your Baby's First Year: The Honest Guide To Coping Brillantly And Staying Sane In Your Baby's First Year by Lucy Atkins
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Forget unrealistic childcare manuals - this is the book you really need to help you cope brilliantly with those first chaotic days and months ahead.As a health journalist and mother-of-three, Lucy Atkins is familiar with both the medical aspects of childbirth and baby development, and the reality of day-to-day life as an exhausted first-time mum or dad. In her feisty, humorous style, she begins with that first mind-blowing day and addresses the issues unique to the first-time parent who stares at their newborn and thinks "Where are the instructions?"Anticipating the questions and concerns of all new mothers-Why does my baby cry so much? Will I ever lose all this weight? Am I a bad parent because.?-the book provides practical advice and level-headed reassurance. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby''s life.Contents include:Starter''s orders - the equipment and kit you really need, as opposed to what the department store tells youHello - how to cope with the first few hoursStart - coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few daysSleep - for everyone!Cry - why your baby cries, what to do, why you''ll want to cry, tooEat -breastfeeding, supplemental feeding, moving to solids, nutritionGrow - baby''s physical and mental developmentPlay - yes, you two actually can have funThrive - health considerations for baby and parentLive - adapting to your new life, the changing mother-father relationshipWork - coping with being at home and with going back to workAlso includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies.The First-Time Parent is on your side, and reassures that you can cope brilliantly with your new baby and your new life.
Lucy Atkins is an award-winning British journalist and author. She writes for newspapers such as The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and a range of women''s magazines. Lucy has been a first-time parent - as well as a second- and third-time one - and currently lives with her family in Boston, USA.
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Title:First-time Parent: The Honest Guide To Coping Brilliantly And Staying Sane In Your Baby's First Year: The Honest Guide To Coping Brillantly And Staying Sane In Your Baby's First Year
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 1 in
Published:May 1, 2018
Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780007269440

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