Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118921

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 3755

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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Your One-stop Guide to Contented Feeding

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091912687

Category: Baby foods

Page: 188

View: 6673

Packed with helpful advice, tips and charts, and with personal stories, this book provides the type of support needed to work out your own individual weaning routine for you and your baby. Originally published: 2002.
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The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 8898

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: 1407029339

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 5907

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.
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Author: Alice Beer,Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147417

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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A Contented House with Twins unites the UK's leading baby expert, Gina Ford, and the highly regarded television presenter Alice Beer, a mother of twin girls. Discovering you are pregnant with twins is both an exciting and a thoroughly terrifying prospect. Within weeks of the arrival of her beautiful daughters, Alice found that she was 'screaming out for a routine' and craving the knowledge of mothers who had been through it with two. This book is the result of those cries. Alice's front-line experience of coping with twins is combined with Gina's highly successful parenting advice and, for the first time, her groundbreaking routines, specially adapted for twins. Together, they tackle the practical and emotional aspects of parenting two babies, including: - what you can expect in a multiple pregnancy - how to feed two at once - what to do when they each want a different story or both want a hug - how to cope with everyday practicalities: shopping, bathtime, and much more. Alice's humorous insights and Gina's essential advice, tips, support and successful routines will guarantee that parents enjoy their twins and get their lives back.
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Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118964

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 4560

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.
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Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811893X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 7284

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.
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Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118948

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 3560

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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Over 100 easy recipes for all the family to enjoy

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146178

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 346

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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Problem-solving in the First Three Years

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780091875237

Category: Infants

Page: 182

View: 8550

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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The ultimate guide to caring for your new baby

Author: Caroline Fertleman,Simone Cave

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446447650

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 1156

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: 239

View: 883

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 purâees 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. This book 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; and learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes.--Frompublisher description.
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Revised Edition

Author: Tizzie Hall

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742627076

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 281

View: 2286

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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How to enjoy year one

Author: Rachel Waddilove

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745968597

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2083

Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys – and one of its greatest challenges. It is a time when we need a helping hand. In The Baby Book, Rachel Waddilove shares the wisdom of her considerable professional and personal experience to help parents through the first year of their child’s life. This reassuring book includes advice on: • breastfeeding and bottle feeding • establishing a flexible routine • sleep issues and getting your baby to sleep through the night • crying • introducing solid food • travelling with your baby Since its first publication in 2005, thousands of new parents have benefitted from The Baby Book. If you are an expectant or new parent, and want the best for your baby, Rachel’s down-to-earth style and wealth of experience make this an essential guide.
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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: 3475

"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: 3035

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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Author: Alison Scott-Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407069268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 9378

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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The secret to a calm and contented baby

Author: Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146186

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 9457

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.
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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: 7620

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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Over 130 delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy

Author: Gill Rapley,Tracey Murkett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 2276

In Baby-led Weaning, leading health visitor Gill Rapley and journalist and mum Tracey Murkett introduced parents to a common sense, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your child, allowing your baby to join in with family meals right from the start of the weaning process. Now The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook offers comprehensive recipes and meal plans to follow so the entire family can take part in making your child a happy and confident eater. Full of healthy, delicious meals the whole family will enjoy, and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook also includes: - simple advice on how to start weaning - essential at-a-glance information on nutrition and food safety - recipes for desserts and family dinners, as well as ideas for quick snacks and lunch boxes - anecdotes and quotes from parents The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook will give parents the confidence to create exciting and enjoyable mealtimes, allowing their baby to develop his skills as he progresses with food.
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