Author(s): Richard C. Woolfson
The first year is an exciting period of enormous change for your baby and a life-changing experience for new parents too. Produced in association with "Practical Parenting" magazine, this authoritative guide tells you what developments to expect month-by-month. Practical guidance, with step-by-step photography, this book shows you how to care for your new baby, taking you through all the basics, from handling and dressing to bathing and breastfeeding. This book includes helpful questions and answers and the reassuring real-life experiences of "Practical Parenting" readers.
Practical Parenting magazine, written by the experts that have collaborated to write 'Your Baby's First Year', has a monthly circulation of 38,940, a female readership of 221,000 and is considered Britain's best-loved parenting magazine.
This book includes various contributors from the Practical Parenting expert panel: Dr Richard Woolfson, Anne Richley, Annette Maloney, Dr Rana Conway, Dr Lowri Kew, Siobhan O'Reilly, Charlotte Pearson, Ceri Roberts, Rachel Delahaye, Johanna Payton. Biographies of main contributors. Dr Richard Woolfson is a child psychologist and a regular writer for Practical Parenting. He is also the author of many books, including Bright Baby, Bright Toddler, Bright Child, Small Talk, Why do Kids Do That?, What is My Baby Thinking? and Happy Child, all published by Hamlyn. Anne Richley is a community midwife and a regular contributor to Practical Parenting. She has two children. Annette Maloney is a health visitor with over 15 years' experience, who regularly advises readers of Practical Parenting in her Questions and Answers feature. Dr Rana Conway is a registered public health nutritionist with more than 14 years' experience and is an expert on healthy eating for all the family. Dr Lowri Kew, Practical Parenting's expert doctor, has been practising for 13 years. She is mother to three boys.
Introduction your new baby. Meeting your baby; First checks and tests; How you may feel and recovering from the birth; Adapting to life with your new arrival; Essential and non-essential equipment; If your baby is premature; Twins; Special needs; Adopting a baby; Siblings. you and your baby. month by month. Your baby's month-by-month progress; Summary of development at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months; Bonding with your baby; Recovering from the birth; Establishing a routine; Relationships; Rest and relaxation; Getting back in shape; Finding childcare; Grandparents; Dealing with stress; Returning to work; Babysitters; Time management. handling your baby. Swaddling; Holding your baby; Nappies and changing; Topping and tailing; Bathing and washing hair; Looking after first teeth; Skin care and cutting nails; Dressing your baby; Baby massage. sleeping arrangements. When and where to sleep; Bed-time routines; Changing sleep patterns; Dealing with disruptions; Daytime naps. feeding. Breastfeeding; Bottle feeding; Weaning; Appetite and food fads; Adapting family food; Letting your baby feed himself. health. Protecting your baby; Safeguarding the home and garden; Hygiene; Travelling with your baby; Car safety; Pets; Growth patterns; Health checks; Common ailments and when to call the doctor; Caring for a sick baby. learning. Nature and nurture; Social, emotional and intellectual development; Listening and speaking; Learning through play; Choosing toys; Exploring; First friends and meeting other people.