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


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.


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    • ISBN: 9780007361069
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Imprint: HarperCollins
    • Date: Mar 2010
     
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