The Contented Baby's First Year

The Contented Baby's First Year : The secret to a calm and contented baby

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Gina Ford's bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book established Gina as one of the UK's most influential voices in baby and childcare issues. Her groundbreaking routines have been the salvation of hundreds of thousands of parents and her sound advice on weaning and sleep has guaranteed contented little babies in households around the world. In The Contented Baby's First Year Gina takes you through your baby's first year in a month-by-month guide. From physical and mental development through to changes in feeding and sleeping patterns, this wonderful book is packed with practical parenting advice. There's information here on soothing, breastfeeding, weaning and bathing your baby together with suggestions for encouraging key developmental milestones: holding a toy, rolling over, sitting up and crawling. Additionally, for each month there is a handy Q&A that offers reassuring solutions to particular problems that can occur at each stage in your baby's development. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photography, including step-by-step guides to caring for your little one, The Contented Baby's First Year is essential reading for guaranteeing a contented little baby in year more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 186 x 246 x 26mm | 961.61g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091912741
  • 9780091912741
  • 96,263

Review quote

"Gina Ford is the Delia Smith of parenting...while Delia tells you how to make the perfect omelette, Gina Ford in her baby-care manual The Contented Little Baby Book, draws on 30 years' experience to tell you how to nurture the perfectly happy baby." You magazine "For an astonishing number of mothers she has proved a saviour" Daily Telegraph "For me she was an absolute Godsend" -- Kate Winsletshow more

About Gina Ford

Gina Ford is Britain's bestselling childcare author whose first publication The Contented Little Baby has sold over a million copies and keeps going! With over thirty years hands-on experience as a maternity nurse, her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep calmly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: and has published over twenty parenting more

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"For me she was an absolute Godsend"show more

Back cover copy

From the author of the bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book, here is a guide to everything you need to know about your baby's development during the first year. Essential information on every aspect of caring for your baby - feeding, sleeping and encouraging mental and physical development through play Tried and tested advice on how to get your baby to sleep through the night Helpful tips on everything from breastfeeding to soothing a crying baby Guidance on following Gina Ford's groundbreaking Contented Little Baby routinesshow more

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36 ratings
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Our customer reviews

Well written, easy to follow and not as strict a routine as other books out there. We used this book in conjunction with the Save Our Sleep book and found a combination of the two worked really well for our son. The book focuses on the evening / night time routine and gives little advice for a day time routine other than the amount of feeds per day. Good advice and hints and tips on general care, massage, developmental more
by Carley Haynes
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