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First-Time Parent By Lucy Atkins

First-Time Parent
by Lucy Atkins

Addressing issues unique to the first-time parent, this book helps you cope with those first chaotic days and months. It addresses the needs of the baby, and those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life.
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First-Time Parent Summary

Forget unrealistic childcare manuals - this is the book you really need to help you cope brilliantly with those first chaotic days and months ahead. As a health journalist and mother-of-three, Lucy Atkins is familiar with both the medical aspects of childbirth and baby development, and the reality of day-to-day life as an exhausted first-time mum or dad. In her feisty, humorous style, she begins with that first mind-blowing day and addresses the issues unique to the first-time parent who stares at their newborn and thinks "Where are the instructions?" Anticipating the questions and concerns of all new mothers-Why does my baby cry so much? Will I ever lose all this weight? Am I a bad parent because!, the book provides practical advice and level-headed reassurance. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life. Contents include: Starter's orders - the equipment and kit you really need, as opposed to what the department store tells you; Hello - how to cope with the first few hours; Start - coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days; and Sleep - for everyone! Contents also include: Cry - why your baby cries, what to do, why you'll want to cry, too; Eat -breastfeeding, supplemental feeding, moving to solids, nutrition; Grow - baby's physical and mental development; Play - yes, you two actually can have fun; Thrive - health considerations for baby and parent; Live - adapting to your new life, the changing mother-father relationship; Work - coping with being at home and with going back to work. This book also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies. "The First-Time Parent" is on your side, and reassures that you can cope brilliantly with your new baby and your new life.

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