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The Contented Baby With Toddler Book - Gina Ford

The Contented Baby With Toddler Book

By: Gina Ford

Paperback Published: 1st April 2010
ISBN: 9780091929589
Number Of Pages: 352

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The prospect of bringing a tiny baby home when you already have a toddler can be extremely daunting.

Life with a newborn baby is tiring and challenging enough but with a demanding elder brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope?

Written in the same reassuring, accessible style as her bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented Baby with Toddler Book is full of practical tips and sanguine advice that will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help you structure your day and meet all the needs of your toddler and your new baby...and still have time for lots of cuddles.

By using Gina's easy-to-follow methods not only will you have a contented baby who feeds regularly and sleeps through the night from an early age, but also a happy, involved toddler who remains calm and co-operative during this unsettled time.

About the Author

Gina Ford's Contented Little Baby Book became a runaway bestseller when it was first published ten years ago. She continues to be the number one bestselling author of childcare books in the UK. Her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep calmly through the night.

Industry Reviews

"The Delia Smith of parenting . . . while Delia tells you how to make the perfect omelette, Gina tells you how to nurture the perfectly happy baby." --You magazine
"For an astonishing number of mothers she has proved a savior." --Daily Telegraph

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Preparing for the Second Babyp. 1
Are we ready for another child?p. 2
Getting pregnant againp. 5
Coping with your pregnancy and your toddlerp. 8
Preparing your toddler for the new arrivalp. 12
Preparing for the Birthp. 19
Your childcare plansp. 20
Preparing your toddler for the birthp. 21
Preparing your toddler for the new babyp. 22
Getting things ready for the babyp. 23
Getting your home ready for the new babyp. 29
Getting ready for the big dayp. 30
The final days – waiting for labourp. 37
Birth and Beyondp. 39
Recovery after birthp. 39
Introducing your toddler to the new babyp. 42
Arriving homep. 43
The first few weeksp. 43
Feeding the babyp. 45
Eating wellp. 47
Shoppingp. 47
Getting out and aboutp. 48
Household choresp. 49
Getting help from family and friendsp. 50
Your toddler's reactions to the new babyp. 51
Establishing Routinesp. 53
Establishing the Contented Little Baby and Toddler Routinep. 54
Establishing CLB breast-feedingp. 55
Establishing bottle-feedingp. 64
Sleepp. 68
A typical routine for a Contented Little Baby and Toddlerp. 77
Adjusting the routinesp. 87
Important recommendationsp. 91
Weeks One to Twop. 95
Starting the routinep. 95
Routine for Baby and Toddler – one to two weeksp. 96
Changes to be made during the one-to two-week routinep. 105
Advancing to the two-to four-week routinep. 108
Weeks Two to Fourp. 109
Routine for Baby and Toddler – two to four weeksp. 109
Changes to be made during the two- to four-week routinep. 118
Weeks Four to Sixp. 123
Routine for Baby and Toddler – four to six weeksp. 123
Changes to be made during the four- to six-week routinep. 131
Weeks Six to Eightp. 137
Routine for Baby and Toddler – six to eight weeksp. 137
Changes to be made during the six- to eight-week routinep. 144
Weeks Eight to Twelvep. 149
Routine for Baby and Toddler – eight to twelve weeksp. 149
Changes to be made during the eight- to twelve-week routinep. 156
Moving on to the three- to four-month routinep. 158
Months Three to Fourp. 159
Routine for Baby and Toddler – three to four monthsp. 159
Changes to be made during the three- to four-month routinep. 164
Months Four to Sixp. 169
Routine for Baby and Toddler – four to six monthsp. 169
Changes to be made daring the four- to six-month routinep. 173
Months Six to Ninep. 181
Routine for Baby and Toddler – six to nine monthsp. 182
Changes to be made during the six- to nine-month routinep. 186
Months Nine to Twelvep. 201
Routine for Baby and Toddler – nine to twelve monthsp. 201
Changes to be made during the nine- to twelve -month routinep. 205
Problem-Solvingp. 211
Myths, misconceptions and questions surrounding the Contented Little Baby routinesp. 211
Feeding problemsp. 222
Sleeping problemsp. 228
Weaning problemsp. 241
Fussy eatingp. 242
Bedtime battlesp. 246
Socialising – out and about, sibling rivalryp. 247
Common Problems in the First Yearp. 261
General problemsp. 262
Burpingp. 262
Colicp. 263
Cryingp. 266
Dummiesp. 270
Hiccupsp. 273
Possettingp. 273
Refluxp. 274
Common feeding problemsp. 275
Difficult feederp. 275
Excessive night feedingp. 277
Sleepy feederp. 282
Low milk supplyp. 283
Refusal of milkp. 290
Refusal of solidsp. 292
Fussy feederp. 293
Common sleeping problemsp. 296
Difficulties in settlingp. 296
Early-morning wakingp. 298
Excessive night wakingp. 302
Illness: the effect on sleepp. 304
The lunchtime napp. 305
Teething and night wakingp. 310
Baby and Toddler Menu Plannerp. 313
7–9 monthsp. 313
9–12 monthsp. 317
FSID Advice to Reduce the Risk of Cot Deathp. 323
Useful Addressesp. 325
Further Readingp. 327
Contented Baby and Toddler Newsletterp. 329
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780091929589
ISBN-10: 009192958X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Random House UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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