First-Time Parent

First-Time Parent: The Honest Guide to Coping Brilliantly and Staying Sane in Your Baby’s First Year

Non-Fiction, Health & Lifestyle, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Parenting & Childcare
Paperback Published on: 30/04/2009
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Synopsis

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. The First-Time Parent is on your side, and reassures that you can cope brilliantly with your new baby and your new life. Contents include: * Starter's orders - the equipment and kit you really need. * Hello - how to cope with the first few hours * Start - coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days * Sleep - for everyone! * Cry - why your baby cries, what to do, why you'll want to cry, too * Eat -breastfeeding, supplemental feeding, moving to solids, nutrition * Grow - baby's physical and mental development * Play - yes, you two actually can have fun * Live - adapting to your new life, the changing mother-father relationship * Work - coping with being at home and with going back to work

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007269440
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 700g
  • Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14 mm

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First-Time Parent
Great guide for first-time / expecting parents
Brilliant book for first time parents. Well written and extremely user friendly. A very no-nonsense approach, looks more at the reality of parenting not th... READ MORE
Eleanor Staley