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This book could be your salvation!
A quote from the Daily Telegraph, but this cry could equally have come from the thousands of mothers who have put Gina Ford's kind but firm routines into practice and put some calm back into their lives. Sleep-starved nights, inconsolable crying, feeding on demand - stories that make the prospect of bringing a tiny baby home for the first time daunting for any proud new parent.
Fully updated and expanded in response to input from the members of her website, The New Contented Little Baby Book gives reassuring and practical advice to new parents that works from one of the UK's most respected and most talked about maternity nurses.
Her secret is simple and amazing - a strategy developed through years of research and experience.
When put into practice, 'Gina babies':
Sleep through the night from an early age
Feed regularly and well from either breast or bottle
This is a very sad book. It puts so much pressure on parents and babies to follow these crazy rules. Any book that says "baby must" or "you must" should be ditched as a last century old school practice. Oh poor babies of the parents that read and follow this. Trust your instinct!
The New Contented Little Baby Book
I sent this book to my daughter who is a first time mum with my granddaughter at 5 months of age, baby has had really bad reflux for a while and when she came to visit me at 4 months. She asked me what to do, all I could think of was to look up babies with reflux as I live in a different country. I then came across this book written by a midwife in the UK with really great reviews. I joined booktopia and sent her the book, then received a smiley face text from my daughter saying thanks mum the book has been very helpful. I'm very happy with the outcome.
Great read, very informative help with getting our baby to sleep.
Invaluable for new mums
Perfect as a guide... or you can strictly follow the routines. Whatever suit you and bub
Baby routine inspiration
Feels too rigid sometimes
Handy and a great guide for any new mum
I rrecieved this book as a gift and it helped immensely in the early days and was my salvation. I referred to it again for my second child and it was just as handy in helping with establishing a routine, tips and information. I've just purchased it to give to a friend who is expecting her second and wanted this book.
I bought this book for a friend as I was given one by a friend and used it for both my babies. I LOVE this book and tell everyone who is expecting a baby to read it. The friend I bought it for has thanked me multiple times for it as she now has a content baby and is getting plenty of sleep. Gina ford is a saviour!!
Mother of 2
A baby manual book for new mothers
Being a new mother is overwhelming and you have to figure out what to do with nurturing and caring for you baby. This book is a great guide to help you understand the babies different stages of development and what to expect. A great reference book to guide you and find out what works best for you.
The New Contented Little Baby Book
"Gina Ford is the Delia Smith of parenting...while Delia tells you how to make the perfect omelette, Gina Ford in her baby-care manual The Contented Little Baby Book, draws on 30 years' experience to tell you how to nurture the perfectly happy baby." YOU Magazine "For me she was an absolute godsend." -- Kate Winslet "It is hard to overestimate the good she has done...How to reward this great benefactor of mankind?...My wife takes the view that only sainthood will do." Peter Osborne, Political Editor, The Spectator "I devoured it (Contented Little Baby Book) in one sitting. It was hilarious. The claim that a baby of five months could be trained to sleep from 7am to 7pm made me laugh out loud. Little did I realise that this was the start of my conversion to the gospel according to St Gina. That Gina Ford would soon acquire an almost divine status in my life...I look back on my BGE (Before Gina Era) and think of how many of my babies has cried and cried as I ever more desperately struggled to get them to sleep...My only regret, of course, is that Gina did not write her book years ago, when my older children were born. I look in the mirror and wonder what a difference that would have made to the bags under my eyes. If motherhood had always been as easy as it seems this time, I might not have had five children - but 10. Maybe Ruth Kelly's secrets is that she has a copy of St Gina." -- Martine Oborne Evening Standard "This book could be your salvation!" The Daily Telegraph
ISBN: 9780091912697 ISBN-10: 0091912695 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 400 Published: June 2006 Publisher: Ebury Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1