The Wonder Weeks. How To Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development And Help Him Turn His 8 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

The Wonder Weeks. How To Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development And Help Him Turn His 8 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

by Hetty Van De Rijt, Frans Plooij

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$25.00

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ISBN-13: 9789079208012
Publisher: Kiddy World Promotions B.V.
Publication date: 03/29/2010
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Wonder Weeks. How To Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development And Help Him Turn His 8 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
marialondon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this book had some merits, but mostly it came up short of my expectations. It goes through some assumed 'wonder weeks' in a baby's first year of life. These weeks are supposed to be crucial for development & they're described in detail (with lots of interesting material, I might add). So- and this is where the book disappointed me- in every single one of these 'wonder weeks' the baby is expected to be 'more cranky, more difficult, to sleep less etc'. I think though that in a way this book is trying to give explanations for crankiness & sleeplessness that in some cases may have nothing to do with the 'wonder weeks' and all to do with overtiredness or lack of a good routine. As I said, the book had some good points- eg games suggested to play at each phase of a young baby's life- but it comes very much from an attachment parenting perspective, and seems to have a very particular framework in mind to expect almost everything.
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Aidansmamma More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! I learned a lot about life from the perspective of an infant, and I was much more patient and open to my own infant son after reading it (and referencing it time and again). It was right on the mark every single stage, and was a wonderful, calming tool in during the sometimes mystifying, fascinating, first year as a mom.