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First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby's first year
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First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby's first year (Paperback)

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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.





Contents include:









Starter's orders - the equipment and kit you really need, as opposed to what the department store tells you

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

Thrive - health considerations for baby and parent

Live - adapting to your new life, the changing mother-father relationship

Work - coping with being at home and with going back to work

Also 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.

Health & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParentingChild care & upbringingHealth & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParentingPregnancy, birth & baby care Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 30/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9780007269440  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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