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

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

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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. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life. I read the 2009 edition and my only criticism is that some of the information in the later chapters, particularly regards relationships and work, seems a little outdated or stereotyped. Her last novel, MAGPIE LANE, a literary mystery set in an Oxford College, was chosen as a Book of the Year by the Guardian, The Telegraph, Good Housekeeping magazine and Radio 4's Open Book.

I read this book a few weeks after I had had my daughter and really really wish I had read it before or straight after I had her as there was so much information, with hinsight, that would have helped me and caused unnecessary worry. It’s a shame the author keeps switching referring to the baby as either “she” or “he” instead of just sticking to they/them. It also has so much information for mothers, yet there are only tiny sections for fathers thrown in. Covered a lot of the bases, found the bullet point lists of steps to do in certain situations (baby can't sleep, baby struggles breastfeeding, baby is crying) really helpful. 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.Powdered formula is not sterile so 70°C water from the kettle needs to be added to it, not "cooled boiled water from kettle" and then warmed to body temperature. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed.

In particular I found the first couple of chapters, about looking after a newborn, very useful and reassuring, since I was clueless. Although I know these are the practicalities, it would be more readable if there were a better balance. I began to read this in the last month of pregnancy as everything has suddenly become real and I realised I had NO CLUE what I was gonna do when my little person arrives.The edition I read it also very outdated (always refers to the partner as a “he” and assumes there is a partner) and has some incorrect information (such as old NHS guidelines). I’m so glad I’ve read this book in my third trimester before the baby arrives- whether you can apply it all or an amount goes out the window- the reassurance of it right now is real. Lucy's third novel The Night Visitor, has been optioned for television, Her new novel, Windmill Hill has been described as 'a triumph' by Philip Pullman.

Baby Food Matters: What science says about how to give your child healthy eating habits for life by Dr Clare Llewellyn, Dr Hayley Syrad. I'm unsure why mothers should read the entire book while fathers only read the snippets for them at the end of chapters. Forget unrealistic childcare manuals - this is the book you really need to help you cope brilliantly with those first chaotic days and months ahead.I found that I had to force myself to read it because every time I did it made me feel sad and overwhelmed. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. in addition it covers the relationship of the couple after birth and how dads can participate in baby's life and assist newly moms. 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?



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