Happy Mum Happy Baby

Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Publisher: Coronet
ISBN: 9781473651258
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum Happy Baby is now a Number One podcast. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher. Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

Truly Scrumptious Baby My complete feeding and weaning plan for 6 months and beyond

Author: Holly Willoughby
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780008172572
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Cooking

**AWARDED A MUMSNET RATED BADGE 2017** ‘Exceeded my expectations! In-depth introduction to weaning, including useful nutritional information, plus lots of lovely recipes appropriate to each stage of weaning – and the ones for toddlers are fantastic for the whole family to share, too!’ Mumsnet Reviewer

My Baby Me

Author: Sam Faiers
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9781911274667
Release Date: 2016-12-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

For Sam Faiers life as part of the TOWIE cast, living it up Essex style, partying the night away is a distant memory but she wouldn't change it for the world. Since becoming a mum to Paul Jnr her life has taken a magical turn although at times it can be just as tiring and worrying too... Now Sam invites her fans, fellow mums or mums-to-be on an unforgettable journey through motherhood. Charting the highs and lows, she opens up about what being a mum is really like - from those treasured first cuddles and baby's first smile to dealing with leaking nappies and getting your body back in shape. Told in her no-nonsense, down-to-earth way Sam reveals that while having a baby is the best thing that has ever happened to her, caring for something so small is tough and the pressures put upon modern day mums can be even tougher. As funny as they are emotional, Sam's experiences in this intimate read will offer comfort and advice to others, including her own healthy diet and fitness tips, while also opening up fans to a whole new side of Sam Faiers that even she didn't know before.

Brain Rules for Baby Updated and Expanded

Author: John Medina
Publisher: Pear Press
ISBN: 9780983263395
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It’s self-control What you do right now—before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

New Parents Survival Guide

Author: Wendy Green
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 9781783725656
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

No matter how much you long for and plan for a baby, no one is quite prepared for the impact their new arrival has on their life. Babies have a habit of not behaving the way the textbooks say they should. The New Parents' Survival Guide is packed with practical advice and bite-sized tips on how to deal with common problems you are likely to encounter, including how to care for your newborn, solve the breast versus bottle dilemma, overcome breastfeeding woes, calm your crying baby, solve sleep issues, manage minor ailments, and take good care of yourself.

Keep Calm The New Mum s Manual

Author: Dr. Ellie Cannon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448177813
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

Keep Calm: The New Mum's Manual, with an introduction by Jools Oliver, is the perfect antidote to inflexible, guilt-inducing parenting guides. Turning the tables on encyclopaedic tomes on parenthood and their often conflicting advice, GP and mum-of-two Dr Ellie will empower you to relax, trust your instincts and enjoy your new baby. Includes: * Early days – looking after baby and listening to your instincts * Sleeping – establishing a flexible routine that works * Feeding – making the right, guilt-free choices * Soothing – understanding crying and settling your baby * Weaning – starting with a simple action plan for success * Development – identifying key milestones and not worrying * Health – recognising baby illnesses and when to call the doctor * Vaccinations – understanding the facts and getting them without tears This isn't a one-size-fits-all routine but a lighthearted, sensible guide that is full of essential advice to build your confidence and bring back mummy power.

Winging It

Author: Alex Jones
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9781911600022
Release Date: 2018-04-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

What they tell you when you fall pregnant after the age of 35: You're a geriatric. What took you so long? Your life as you once knew it, nice clothes, city breaks and nights out with the girls is over. Forever. What they don't tell you: It is possible to have grey hair and a beautiful bouncing baby at the same time. Breastfeeding is a competitive sport. You feel an overwhelming love that makes the wait for your baby worth every single moment and every one of those grey hairs. In this hilarious and indispensable guide to midlife motherhood, Alex shares her own experiences and those of other mums on the joys of first time parenthood - when it arrives that bit later in life. From the fear of leaving it too late when the maybe-baby years of career and meeting the right partner are priorities, to struggles with conception and even the opposite - being an older Mum can be a minefield. In her first book, Alex gives us her 'winging it' advice and tips from her experience of pregnancy to the first 9 months of her baby. Along with funny stories and anecdotes of first time motherhood, this is a book for mums to read while grappling with breastfeeding, lamenting creaky knees and wondering if body mass post birth is enough to prevent alcohol reaching breast milk... With honesty and her trademark humour and charm; Alex Jones gives laughs, tips and what's really worked for her.

Be the Best Mom You Can Be

Author: Marina Slayton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718000721
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Religion

Marina Slayton and her husband, Gregory, best-selling author of Be a Better Dad Today, reveal the secrets to finding true joy in the sacred role of motherhood. Using story, humor, empathy, common sense, and straight talk—grounded in reality and personal experience—Be the Best Mom You Can Be helps readers from the best and most influential mothers in history. The book centers on a mother’s desire for wisdom and her commitment to the wellbeing of her husband and children and provides six time-tested principles (the Six Secrets) for being a truly great mom. In the tradition of Stormie Omartian’s and Barbara Rainey’s books, the Slaytons offer value-based inspiration, a warm and personal tone, and insightful secrets to both educate and equip moms to be the best mothers they can be. This book will help any mom who wants to grow in her sacred role. Women who need encouragement or advice or who feel ill-equipped to be mothers will find the straight-forward evangelical perspective and practical advice life-changing.

Minus Nine to One

Author: Jools Oliver
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 0718146832
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Childbirth

A personal view of pregnancy from the wife of chef Jamie Oliver.

The Attachment Parenting Book

Author: William Sears
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0759526036
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting.

The Baby Book

Author: Rachel Waddilove
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 9780745968599
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys – and one of its greatest challenges. It is a time when we need a helping hand. In The Baby Book, Rachel Waddilove shares the wisdom of her considerable professional and personal experience to help parents through the first year of their child’s life. This reassuring book includes advice on: • breastfeeding and bottle feeding • establishing a flexible routine • sleep issues and getting your baby to sleep through the night • crying • introducing solid food • travelling with your baby Since its first publication in 2005, thousands of new parents have benefitted from The Baby Book. If you are an expectant or new parent, and want the best for your baby, Rachel’s down-to-earth style and wealth of experience make this an essential guide.

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Author: Laura Markham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101613627
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

First time Mum

Author: Hollie Smith
Publisher: White Ladder Press
ISBN: 1908281111
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Infants

A new baby doesn't come with an instruction manual but it feels like it should! It can be utterly terrifying when you bring your baby home for the first time, and nothing quite prepares you for the joys (and sometimes, horrors!) yet to come.

The Fab Mom s Guide

Author: Jill Simonian
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510715189
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bouncing back fast after having a baby is absolutely possible for anyone! Affectionately known as The FAB Mom on-air and online, Jill Simonian uses her trusted and entertaining expertise to set expecting and new moms on a distinctive, no-frills journey to help them “get over the bump” and bounce back fast after having a baby. Jill’s frank tricks, somewhat against-the-grain tips, and laugh-out-loud tales involving famous names provide first-time moms a unique roadmap for managing and conquering the lifestyle challenges a newborn often brings. The FAB Mom’s Guide offers a motivational style and practical solutions to inform, inspire, and empower even the most uncertain of new moms. From hanging an oversized mirror in your kitchen to opting out of nursing to spending entire days wearing only your underwear and beyond, Jill Simonian can help a new mother get organized, have fun, and feel in-control, happy, and reinvented within six months of having a baby. Encouraging women to tune out the drama and arming them with useful talk and tools to minimize exhaustion and maximize focus, Jill uncovers and reshapes the status quo for how FAB (an acronym for: Focused After Babies) a new mom’s sense of self and life can truly be.