The book is not about routines, control or discipline. There are no rigid rules or unresearched opinions; only guidance based on professional knowledge, experience and the many extensive studies carried out by well-respected and published workers in the field of caring for mother's babies and families
It is informative, reassuring, evidence based but containing some anecdotes and quotations from other authors. The reader is treated with respect and given the information needed to make informed choices.
The advice in the book will not be conflicting or confusing, and will be in line with the advice midwives and health visitors are trained to give new parents in the UK.
The guidelines of the World Health Association, UNICEF and the Foundation for the Study of Infant deaths, have been used in the breastfeeding and safety chapters.
About the Author
She has had a lifetime's involvement with parents and young babies, both privately and professionally and has kept up-to-date, continuing to grow in knowledge on a daily basis. During her professional and private life she has identified a need for a baby book with information for today's busy parents, not seen in baby books currently in the marketplace
'A consummate professional with a wealth of experience and a constant quest to update her knowledge.'
GERRY CHAUVEAU, mother of three.