The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 3760

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.
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Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118921

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 7637

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.
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The ultimate guide to contented family mealtimes

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146194

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 5554

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 and her groundbreaking routines have been the salvation of hundreds of thousands of parents around the world. In Feeding Made Easy Gina tackles one of the most problematic areas of parenting: how to give children a healthy, nutritious and tasty diet without mealtimes becoming a battleground. Her one-stop feeding guide is a parent's lifesaver offering delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for the whole family as well as rotating menu planners and shopping lists that enable time-strapped mums and dads to shop for and plan a month's menus in advance. Gina covers food for every occasion from quick and easy light meals such as sticky chicken thighs and homemade lamb burgers to mouth-watering twists on family favourites and healthy takes on fast food and after-school snacks, such as pizza, and carrot and honey muffins. She also offers invaluable advice on how to promote healthy eating, such as getting children involved in the choosing and preparation of food; how to tempt fussy eaters to expand their diet; and what to do when eating out or abroad.
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Essential Advice to Help You Be a Happy, Calm and Confident Mother

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091912717

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 210

View: 1395

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.
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Over 100 easy recipes for all the family to enjoy

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146178

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4630

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
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A Modern Mama’s Guide to Happy, Healthy Weaning

Author: Beth Bentley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355490X

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 7136

One family, one meal. Super-easy, super-tasty weaning recipes you’ll love to eat yourself. ‘a breath of fresh air for new parents’ - Skye Gyngell Award-winning food blogger Beth Bentley makes weaning fun and simple with a combination of baby-led and spoon-fed nutritious, wholesome recipes that are packed full of flavour. Say goodbye to fruit-sweetened, unidentifiable purees and instead make real, delicious food that the whole family can enjoy. Focusing on just a few great ingredients, clever flavour combinations and easy cooking methods, this is food that can be scaled up easily so that the family is able to enjoy the one meal – together; a practice that will help your baby develop good eating and social habits. And even better, the majority can be made using just one hand and just one pan! Including recipes such as Rainbow Ragu, Sweet Potato Cookies, Baby Burrito Bowls and No-roast Chicken Pot Roast, this step-by-step guide will take you from the daunting first stages of weaning right up to one year, with confidence and excitement. Including over 60 meals for both baby and mum, here are healthy, flavoursome recipes for a happy baby.
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Book One : the Classic Reference Guide Utilized by Over 1,000,000 Parents Worldwide

Author: Gary Ezzo,Robert Bucknam

Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780971453203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6265

"Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies. Recommended by doctors across the country." - Back cover.
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The Baby-led Weaning Recipe Book

Author: Felicity Bertin,Emma Ogden-Hooper

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780719806988

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 683

This is the indispensable handbook for any parent preparing to wean their child. Not only does it contain over a hundred healthy, flavorsome recipes suitable for weaning babies, but it also offers a step-by-step guide in how to go about weaning the baby-led way. Children’s eating habits vary from meal to meal so waste is a common frustration in the family kitchen. This book targets the problem with advice on how to manage those leftovers.While all the recipes are free from refined sugar and either low-salt or salt-free, they do not compromise on taste – so they can be enjoyed by the whole family. Plus, with most recipes having tips for ‘Adult Add-ons’, you can be sure that these recipes will tantalize even the most sophisticated palate. The ingredients used in this book are commonly sourced, can be found on most supermarket shelves, and are used throughout the recipes. Recipes indicate their suitability for freezing and are honest about preparation and cooking times. As this cookbook is written by parents for parents it understands that time is a precious commodity; recipes have been tabled according to cooking time, enabling the parent to easily select meals that can be produced during nap times.With each recipe tried and tested by parents and their children, we are confident that this book will give parents the inspiration to create exciting, fuss-free and tasty meals that all the family can take pleasure in eating together. Take the stress out of baby-weaning and let this book bring joy to your family kitchen.
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Problem-solving in the First Three Years

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780091875237

Category: Infants

Page: 182

View: 5539

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.
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Delicious Recipes That Will Help Your Baby Learn to Eat Solid Foods—and That the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Author: Gill Rapley,Tracey Murkett

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191682

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 1070

Forget baby purées and spoon-feeding—there’s an easier, more natural way to introduce your little one to solid foods. By about six months, when babies can sit up unassisted, grab things, and munch on them, they are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover real, solid food for themselves. Baby-led weaning sets the stage for healthy eating habits in the years ahead by helping babies learn to feed themselves, to gauge appetite, and to love a variety of nutritious foods. Now, with The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook, cooking family meals that your little one can share will be a cinch. Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett—coauthors of Baby-Led Weaning, the book that started the movement—collect 130 recipes perfectly suited for baby-led weaning, as well as: • Straightforward advice on which foods to start with • Essential at-a-glance information on nutrition and food safety • Healthy ideas for quick snacks, delicious desserts, and meals for the whole family • Anecdotes and quotes from parents who follow baby-led weaning • Tips on minimizing the mess, keeping food the right size for little hands, and more! The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook will give you the recipes and the confidence to create exciting, enjoyable mealtimes that encourage little ones to develop at their own pace.
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Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118948

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 1721

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
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The ultimate guide to caring for your new baby – FULLY UPDATED JUNE 2018

Author: Caroline Fertleman,Simone Cave

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446447650

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 9328

Finding out what to expect during each week of pregnancy is easy; the shops are heaving with informative guides. Yet when the baby finally arrives and you are left to face the weeks of unpredictability and worry that a newborn baby brings, there are no week-by-week baby manuals to offer the advice, information and reassurance you need. Your Baby Week By Week is the guide you've been crying out for. Each chapter covers just one week of a baby's development, and, ideal for tired and anxious parents, the week is divided into sections so that you can quickly and easily skim the chapter and find the information you're looking for. It covers the basics - sleep, feeding, crying, washing, play and development - as well as being packed full of vital information and handy tips for checking a baby's progress, including: - which vaccinations he needs and when - how much milk/feeds he needs - planning ahead - specific problems you may encounter, such as colic, and how to deal with them Clearly laid out and written by two experienced mothers - one a paediatrician, the other the Daily Mirror's health editor, this is a reassuring and practical guide to help you through the crucial first six months of parenthood.
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The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods—and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater

Author: Gill Rapley,Tracey Murkett

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519021X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 7070

The Natural, No-Fuss, No-Purée Method for Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods “[Baby-Led Weaning] makes life so much easier.” —The Times, London Baby-Led Weaning explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip purées and make the transition to solid food by following your baby’s cues. At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. Baby-Led Weaning is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child’s development, and shows you how to help your baby: Participate in family meals right from the start Experiment with food at his or her own pace Develop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewing Learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes Baby-led weaning became a parenting phenomenon in the UK practically overnight, inspiring a fast-growing and now international online community of parents who practice baby-led weaning—with blogs and pictures to prove it! In Baby-Led Weaning, world-leading BLW authority Gill Rapley and early BLW practitioner and coauthor Tracey Murkett deliver everything you need to know about raising healthy, confident eaters.
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Author: Annabel Karmel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502616

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 3328

Weaning your baby can be a tricky milestone for any parent, but with her years of experience and wealth of expertise, Annabel Karmel is on hand to help. In her new book, Quick and Easy Weaning, Annabel aims to take the stress out of your baby’s transition to solid food, guiding you through the weaning process step-by-step, from your baby’s very first purée to introducing more complex flavours and textures. Featuring 100 delicious recipes, including tasty purées such as Baked Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash, first tastes of grown-up foods like My First Beef Bolognese, and nutritious sweet treats like Pear, Apple and Blueberry Crumble, Annabel makes it easy for you to give your child the very best start in life. All Annabel’s recipes are developed with busy parents in mind, to be simple and quick to prepare as well as packed full of nutrition, to keep your baby happy and healthy.
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Author: Alison Scott-Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407069268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 313

Sleep is something all new parents want, both for themselves and their newborn babies. Now, with The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan baby care consultant Alison Scott-Wright takes the stress and tension out of those early weeks and offers the ultimate plan that will ensure your baby sleeps soundly during the day, and for a full 12 hours during the night from around 8-10 weeks, without the need for night feeds! The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan gives parents: * Realistic, easy to follow advice and guidance * Sensible feeding plans that can be tailored to suit the individual * Simple explanations of how to interpret different cries * Useful tips to to encourage belief and trust in their parental instincts * Solutions to common issues and problems, as well as in-depth explanations on how to cope with reflux and dietary related colic. * Happy babies that sleep through the night and have structured naps from around 2 months. Packed with tips, hints and reminders, case studies, at-a-glance charts and a daily journal to help you keep track of your baby's progress, The Sensational Baby Sleep Plan is a step-by-step, must-have manual for stress-free parenting.
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Weaning

Author: Ravinder Lilly

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007136072

Category: Baby foods

Page: 167

View: 455

This text aims to answer all your questions about weaning your baby and providing a good variety of the right foods. Written by a qualified nutritionist and mother of two, it includes a wide range of simple recipes as well as time-saving tips, ways to prevent fussy eating, and information on the importance of diet and what is nutritious and suitable for your baby (what's good for adults isn't necessarily good for babies).
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Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146038

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 7275

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!
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Trust Yourself and Enjoy Your Baby

Author: Dr. Ellie Cannon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177812

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2378

Keep Calm: The New Mum's Manual, with an introduction by Jools Oliver, is the perfect antidote to inflexible, guilt-inducing parenting guides. Turning the tables on encyclopaedic tomes on parenthood and their often conflicting advice, GP and mum-of-two Dr Ellie will empower you to relax, trust your instincts and enjoy your new baby. Includes: * Early days – looking after baby and listening to your instincts * Sleeping – establishing a flexible routine that works * Feeding – making the right, guilt-free choices * Soothing – understanding crying and settling your baby * Weaning – starting with a simple action plan for success * Development – identifying key milestones and not worrying * Health – recognising baby illnesses and when to call the doctor * Vaccinations – understanding the facts and getting them without tears This isn't a one-size-fits-all routine but a lighthearted, sensible guide that is full of essential advice to build your confidence and bring back mummy power.
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Revised Edition

Author: Tizzie Hall

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742627076

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1915

The bestselling parents' guide towards happy, sleeping babies from birth to two years, from the international baby whisperer Tizzie Hall FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED 2015 Tizzie Hall has gained an international reputation as a baby whisperer and miracle worker. Even from an early age, Tizzie knew how to read babies' body language and cries, and from that auspicious beginning she has developed a series of sleep routines that have provided parents and babies with a good night's sleep the world over. Save Our Sleep is the book that parents asked Tizzie to write, and with 215,000 copies sold it has become the only book parents need to cure their own sleep deprivation! New material includes new routines, integrated feedback on routines, dummy use, express feeding, dealing with premature babies and twins, more information on teaching your baby to self-settle and brand new case studies and tips.
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New Edition - What to Feed, When to Feed and How to Feed your Baby

Author: Annabel Karmel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241371147

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 3486

Wean your baby confidently and safely, with guidance from bestselling baby and child nutrition author, Annabel Karmel. Weaning guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby, with advice on when to start weaning, which foods to introduce first, how to prepare foods safely, and how to spoon feed purées and solid foods. With up-to-date information on allergies and intolerances, advice on how to encourage baby-led weaning, and tips on combining foods to build up flavours and textures, you can be sure your baby is getting exactly what his or her growing body needs. Over 60 enticing and versatile weaning recipes take you from 6 months to 12 months and beyond, along with 4 nutritionally balanced menu planners. Every recipe in the book can be adapted to cater for common allergies and intolerances, and many recipes suggest simple ingredient swaps to challenge and excite your baby's maturing palate. With real-world advice, encouragement and troubleshooting strategies from Annabel along the way, this book gives you everything you need to introduce your baby to a wealth of solid foods and lay the foundation for a lifetime of happy, healthy eating.
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