Now That Baby Is Home

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It's the question parents ask most often through the first two years. What does my baby need physically? Emotionally? Spiritually? What does she need to be prepared for her next stage of development?

In Now That Baby Is Home, the second title in The Sears Parenting Library. Christian child-care experts Dr. William and Martha Sears offer practical, scriptural advice on how to build a secure home and a strong bond in the crucial first two years ...

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Overview

It's the question parents ask most often through the first two years. What does my baby need physically? Emotionally? Spiritually? What does she need to be prepared for her next stage of development?

In Now That Baby Is Home, the second title in The Sears Parenting Library. Christian child-care experts Dr. William and Martha Sears offer practical, scriptural advice on how to build a secure home and a strong bond in the crucial first two years of life.

The Sears Parenting Library is a complete collection of essential child-care information for the Christian parent, with tested advice and proven tools you need to guide your children through each stage of development. Indexed for quick reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785272076
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: Sears Parenting Library Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xi
Part 1 Your Baby's Emotional Needs
Chapter 1 Developing a Parenting Style That Works 3
Attachment Parenting 5
The Joys of Attachment Parenting 11
What Can Your Child Expect? 14
Father Feelings and Mother-Infant Attachment 16
The Overattachment Syndrome 17
A Personal Experience 20
From Oneness to Separateness 23
Chapter 2 How to Respond to Your Baby's Cries 27
A Baby's Cry Is a Baby's Language 28
How to Respond to Your Baby's Cries 32
Chapter 3 An Unwise Parenting Style: Restraint Parenting 37
Negative Effects of Restraint Advice 39
Responding as a Role Model 42
Chapter 4 The Fussy Baby: Alias the High-Need Child 45
Profile of a High-Need Baby 48
The Need-Level Concept 51
Survival Tips for Parenting the Fussy Baby 55
Chapter 5 The Family of a Fussy Baby 63
A Checklist for Possible Causes of Your Baby's Fussiness 64
How to Avoid Having a Fussy Baby 65
Advantages to Having a Fussy Baby 67
Words of Comfort 68
How to Avoid Mother Burnout 69
Survival Tips for the Burned-Out Mother 74
Part 2 Your Baby's Physical Needs
Chapter 6 Weaning, Solid Foods, and Other Dietary Concerns 83
The Dos and Don'ts of Weaning 84
The Biblical Approach to Weaning 85
Introducing Solid Foods--When, What, and How Much? 90
Give Your Infant a Balanced Diet 96
How to Prepare Your Own Baby Food 98
Feeding Your Toddler--The Picky Eater 99
Feeding Problems 101
Chapter 7 Common Medical Concerns of Baby's First Year 113
Common Medical Concerns 115
Common Childhood Emergencies 160
Part 3 Practical Parenting
Chapter 8 Nighttime Parenting 171
Babies' Sleep Patterns 171
Dispelling Myths 184
Father Feelings About Sharing Sleep 190
Are There Any Disadvantages to the Family Bed? 192
Chapter 9 Common Sleep Problems 195
A Summary of Bedtime Suggestions 204
The Exhausted-Mother Syndrome 207
Chapter 10 The Dilemma of the Working Mother 215
Choices 216
Working at Home 226
Working Outside the Home 227
Father Feelings and Working Mothers 230
Choosing a Baby-Sitter 232
Bibliography 237
Index 253
About the Authors 265
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