Grandparents: Enjoying and caring for your grandchild

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Practical, authoritative, and written by trusted childcare expert, Dr. Miriam Stoppard, Grandparents tells caregivers what they need to know about helping to look after grandchildren, and contains the most up to date information on all aspects of childcare.

Filled with indispensable advice from how to deal with changing family relationships, breast versus bottle feeding, weaning and allergies to sleep training, everyday care, and health and hygiene, Grandparents is the complete ...

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Overview

Practical, authoritative, and written by trusted childcare expert, Dr. Miriam Stoppard, Grandparents tells caregivers what they need to know about helping to look after grandchildren, and contains the most up to date information on all aspects of childcare.

Filled with indispensable advice from how to deal with changing family relationships, breast versus bottle feeding, weaning and allergies to sleep training, everyday care, and health and hygiene, Grandparents is the complete guide to looking after a grandchild from newborn to the age of three, whether as an occasional visitor or a regular fulltime caregiver.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756682231
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Being a grandparent 8

You are a grandparent 10

How can I best help? 13

Watch and listen 16

New relationships 21

"I disagree with my daughter-in-law" 25

2 Your new grandchild 26

Birth now 28

How can I help in the beginning? 32

Babymoon 36

"I don't see my grandchildren enough" 39

3 Your grandchild's food 40

Breast is best 42

An update on breast-feeding 44

Supporting your daughter 50

If it's bottles … 53

Solids 56

What's healthy for babies now 53

Baby takes charge 62

What does your grandchild good 64

Meals with the family 67

Eating between meals is OK 69

What your grandchild likes 71

"My grandchildren aren't disciplined" 73

4 Everyday care 74

Bathing your grandchild 76

Baby massage 82

Your grandchild's diapers 85

Skin care for your grandchild 88

Dressing your grandchild 90

Helping your grandchild control herself 93

"I feel jealous of fellow grandparents" 97

5 Comforting your grandchild 98

Babies need comforting 101

Hugs and reassurance 103

Self-quieting 106

Tantrums and tears 110

"My grandson has Down syndome" 113

6 Sweet dreams with Grandma and Grandpa 114

Babies and sleep 116

Sleep safety 120

Latest approaches to sleep problems 122

Sleep techniques 125

Sleep rituals 128

Bedtimes 130

Knowing the signs 132

Dealing with sleep problems 134

"Should I get paid for child care?" 137

7 Learning and play 138

Playing and learning with Grandma 140

Teachable moments 143

Your grandchild's personality 144

Games to play 148

Things only you can do 154

TV, phones, and computers 156

"I'm doing too much-how do I tell them?" 159

8 Good times with Grandma and Grandpa 160

First outings 162

Shopping with your grandchild 165

Outings with young children 166

Indoor play 168

Outdoor play 173

Vacations with your grandchildren 177

Grandparenting from a distance 179

"I'm worried I'm going to lose my grandchildren" 181

9 Grandparent as caregiver 182

Occasional caregiving 184

A bigger role 188

Home safety 192

"I just can't do as much any more" 195

10 First aid 196

Emergency first aid 198

Unconsciousness 201

Unconscious infant (under one year) 202

Unconscious child (one year to puberty) 204

Other emergencies 206

Everyday first aid 212

Index 218

Useful addresses 222

Acknowledgments 224

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