The Bottom Line for Baby

The Bottom Line for Baby : From Sleep Training to Screens, Thumb Sucking to Tummy Time--What the Science Says

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'An essential guide to making all your important parenting decisions' - Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child

Apply the best science to all your parenting decisions with this essential A-Z guide for your biggest questions and concerns from the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.

Every baby- and toddler-care decision sends parents scrambling to do the right thing, and often down into the rabbit hole of conflicting advice. Dr Tina Payne Bryson has sifted through the reliable research (including about all those old wives' tales) and will help you make a manageable molehill out of the mountain of information and answer more than sixty common concerns and dilemmas, including

Breast or bottle? Or breast and bottle? Will that cause nipple confusion?
What's the latest recommendation for introducing solids in light of potential allergies?
Should I sign us up for music and early-language classes?
Should we be co-sleeping?
When is the right time to wean my baby off her dummy?
How do I get this child to sleep through the night?!

Dr Bryson boils things down with authority, demystifying the issues in three distinct sections: an objective summary of the schools of thought on the topic, including commonly held pros and cons; a clear and concise primer on "What the Science Says"; and a Bottom Line conclusion. When the science doesn't point clearly in one direction, she guides you to assess and apply the information in a way that's consistent with your family's principles and meets your child's unique needs. Full of warmth, expert wisdom, and blessedly bite-sized explanations, The Bottom Line for Baby will help you understand what the priorities really are during the first year of your baby's life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 28mm | 420g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 152934641X
  • 9781529346411
  • 200,471

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"Louis Pasteur once said that 'chance favours the prepared mind.' This insightful book ensures you'll be prepared for parenthood and all the chance happenings that come with it. The bottom line? Tina Payne Bryson's scientific training, intelligence, compassion, and personal experience make this an essential guide to making all your important parenting decisions." * Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Whole-Brain Child' and 'No-Drama Discipline' * "How can we raise our children to be safe and healthy in a world where there's a study backing almost every point of view? Only with Tina Payne Bryson leading the way. She combines the brains of a scientist, the communication skills of a storyteller, and the empathy of a fellow parent to ease you through the first year of your baby's life. Her bottom line is top-notch, indispensable advice." * Cara Natterson, MD, author of 'Decoding Boys' * Just as What To Expect When You're Expecting was the recommended 'must-read' for many years, this book should be not only on the shelves, but also in the hands, of all expectant and new parents. It's the book we all need now. We need it today, in this age of parenting. Every page of The Bottom Line for Baby is relevant. * The Natural Parent Magazine *
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About Tina Payne Bryson

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers - THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE - each of which has been translated into dozens of languages, as well as THE YES BRAIN and THE POWER OF SHOWING UP and the forthcoming BOTTOM LINE FOR BABY. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice in Southern California. Dr. Bryson keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she frequently consults with schools, businesses, and other organizations. An LCSW, Tina is a graduate of Baylor University with a Ph.D. from USC. The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she's a mum to her three boys. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at
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