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

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

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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.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 youHello - how to cope with the first few hoursStart - coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few daysSleep - for everyone!Cry - why your baby cries, what to do, why you'll want to cry, tooEat -breastfeeding, supplemental feeding, moving to solids, nutritionGrow - baby's physical and mental developmentPlay - yes, you two actually can have funThrive - health considerations for baby and parentLive - adapting to your new life, the changing mother-father relationshipWork - coping with being at home and with going back to workAlso 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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