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- Publisher: Nell James Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 214 pages
- Dimensions: 124mm x 202mm x 14mm | 240g
- Publication date: 8 September 2012
- Publication City/Country: Chorley
- ISBN 10: 0956702457
- ISBN 13: 9780956702456
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,394,074
Becoming a parent is exciting and amazing and wonderful. But boy is it an earth-shatteringly huge adjustment! The learning curve can feel daunting, and you have all manner of difficult feelings to cope with - fear, doubt, anxiety. What you need is sound advice that helps you stay sane and smiling through the transition from singleton to confident parent. 'Survival Guide for New Parents' is a reassuring and empowering book that provides practical advice to help you through pregnancy, childbirth and your baby's first year, plus heaps of tips from the real experts - other parents! Unlike other parenting books, this one is unique due to its focus on the parent. After all, a happy mum/dad means a happy baby! Part of the author's royalties are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities, an independent charity which aims to provide free 'home away from home' accommodation at hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. OUTSTANDING FEATURES: * a unique book that focuses on you, the parent, empowering you to become the parent you want to be; * valuable advice written in a warm and friendly manner; * inspiring and non-judgemental; * packed with tips from the real experts - other parents! * part of the author's royalties are donated to a children's charity.
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Charlie Wilson is a freelance writer on parenting and writing as well as co-author of 'How to Succeed as a Freelancer in Publishing' (How To Books) and sole author of 'Writing a Marketable Book' (Troubador). She is also mother to George, and, having gone through difficult as well as wonderful times as a parent, Charlie offers her invaluable, non-judgemental and reassuring advice to other parents in this exceptional book.
By Debbie Winters 26 Jul 2013
I really loved this book! As a frantic new parent I have been looking for some kind of `baby manual' that would help me along the way over the first few months - with family living far away it can be quite lonely and scary when health visitors disappear and you are left alone with the baby! Yet I didn't want a book that pushed me to adopt a strict regime or tell me how bad I am for not doing or doing something. I have bought a few books, trying to find one that offered guidance and reassurance without being preachy. And I finally found it in this gem of a book.
Its written in a lovely, down-to-earth manner, gives you practical tips from other mums and best of all doesn't judge in any way. It is like having a best friend round for moral support! The author puts stress on looking after you (the mum or the dad) as if you are confident and happy then your baby will be too. And I think she is spot on! As soon as I followed her advice and started believing in myself as a parent it has all become much easier.
I thoroughly recommend this book. It's positive, reassuring and packed with tips and advice from the author and other mums.
"A significantly positive parenting book" Mum's Baby Magazine
Table of contents
Introduction 1. Being the parent you want to be 2. Coping with pregnancy 3. Meeting your baby: the birth 4. Settling into life as a parent 5. Milk feeds and your baby 6. Befriending other parents 7. Weaning: food, glorious food! 8. Sleep is everything 9. Batten down the hatches, baby's on the move 10. Coping with illness 11. Having a life of your own 12. Handling work and childcare, or the lack of either 13. Focusing on your relationship 14. Coping when life doesn't go as planned 15. The end? Not at all! Happy first birthday Useful resources Index