The Contented Baby with Toddler Book

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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 older brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope? Gina Ford's practical tips and sanguine advice will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help new parents structure their day to meet all the needs of their toddler and their new ...

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Overview

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 older brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope? Gina Ford's practical tips and sanguine advice will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help new parents structure their day to meet all the needs of their toddler and their new baby, and still have time for lots of cuddles. By using Gina's easy-to-follow methods not only will new parents 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 cooperative during this unsettled time.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780091929589
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 406,588
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gina Ford has more than 30 years experience as a maternity nurse, runs the website contentedbaby.com, and is the author of many parenting books, including The Complete Sleep Guide for Contented Babies & Toddlers and The Contented Little Baby Book.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x

Introduction xi

1 Preparing for the Second Baby 1

Are we ready for another child? 2

Getting pregnant again 5

Coping with your pregnancy and your toddler 8

Preparing your toddler for the new arrival 12

2 Preparing for the Birth 19

Your childcare plans 20

Preparing your toddler for the birth 21

Preparing your toddler for the new baby 22

Getting things ready for the baby 23

Getting your home ready for the new baby 29

Getting ready for the big day 30

The final days – waiting for labour 37

3 Birth and Beyond 39

Recovery after birth 39

Introducing your toddler to the new baby 42

Arriving home 43

The first few weeks 43

Feeding the baby 45

Eating well 47

Shopping 47

Getting out and about 48

Household chores 49

Getting help from family and friends 50

Your toddler's reactions to the new baby 51

4 Establishing Routines 53

Establishing the Contented Little Baby and Toddler Routine 54

Establishing CLB breast-feeding 55

Establishing bottle-feeding 64

Sleep 68

A typical routine for a Contented Little Baby and Toddler 77

Adjusting the routines 87

Important recommendations 91

5 Weeks One to Two 95

Starting the routine 95

Routine for Baby and Toddler – one to two weeks 96

Changes to be made during the one-to two-week routine 105

Advancing to the two-to four-week routine 108

6 Weeks Two to Four 109

Routine for Baby and Toddler – two to four weeks 109

Changes to be made during the two- to four-week routine 118

7 Weeks Four to Six 123

Routine for Baby and Toddler – four to six weeks 123

Changes to be made during the four- to six-week routine 131

8 Weeks Six to Eight 137

Routine for Baby and Toddler – six to eight weeks 137

Changes to be made during the six- to eight-week routine 144

9 Weeks Eight to Twelve 149

Routine for Baby and Toddler – eight to twelve weeks 149

Changes to be made during the eight- to twelve-week routine 156

Moving on to the three- to four-month routine 158

10 Months Three to Four 159

Routine for Baby and Toddler – three to four months 159

Changes to be made during the three- to four-month routine 164

11 Months Four to Six 169

Routine for Baby and Toddler – four to six months 169

Changes to be made daring the four- to six-month routine 173

12 Months Six to Nine 181

Routine for Baby and Toddler – six to nine months 182

Changes to be made during the six- to nine-month routine 186

13 Months Nine to Twelve 201

Routine for Baby and Toddler – nine to twelve months 201

Changes to be made during the nine- to twelve -month routine 205

14 Problem-Solving 211

Myths, misconceptions and questions surrounding the Contented Little Baby routines 211

Feeding problems 222

Sleeping problems 228

Weaning problems 241

Fussy eating 242

Bedtime battles 246

Socialising – out and about, sibling rivalry 247

15 Common Problems in the First Year 261

General problems 262

Burping 262

Colic 263

Crying 266

Dummies 270

Hiccups 273

Possetting 273

Reflux 274

Common feeding problems 275

Difficult feeder 275

Excessive night feeding 277

Sleepy feeder 282

Low milk supply 283

Refusal of milk 290

Refusal of solids 292

Fussy feeder 293

Common sleeping problems 296

Difficulties in settling 296

Early-morning waking 298

Excessive night waking 302

Illness: the effect on sleep 304

The lunchtime nap 305

Teething and night waking 310

Appendix I Baby and Toddler Menu Planner 313

7–9 months 313

9–12 months 317

Appendix II FSID Advice to Reduce the Risk of Cot Death 323

Useful Addresses 325

Further Reading 327

Contented Baby and Toddler Newsletter 329

Index 331

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