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First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby’s first year

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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 * Also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies. Lucy has been a first-time parent - as well as a second- and third-time one - and currently lives with her family in Boston, USA. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. Yes, I still feel clueless in many ways, but I am starting to accept that that is just the way I am feeling in the face of starting life as a mum as I worry about blanking out everything I read once baby is here and I am sleep deprived.

I found that I had to force myself to read it because every time I did it made me feel sad and overwhelmed. I'm unsure why mothers should read the entire book while fathers only read the snippets for them at the end of chapters. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby’s life.This guide also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies.

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? Lucy's third novel The Night Visitor, has been optioned for television, Her new novel, Windmill Hill has been described as 'a triumph' by Philip Pullman. Easy to read and understand, it has a relaxed tone throughout and helps the reader to feel simultaneously well-informed and less overwhelmed.

I began to read this in the last month of pregnancy as everything has suddenly become real and I realised I had NO CLUE what I was gonna do when my little person arrives. For me I found that this was sufficient in breast feeding and sleeping, but I wanted to read more on child-led weaning which it recommended).

Easy to read, like the realistic style and approach to 1st year of parenthood, lots of useful information and tips without getting too detailed but with lots of resources if you want to i. The edition I read it also very outdated (always refers to the partner as a “he” and assumes there is a partner) and has some incorrect information (such as old NHS guidelines).For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). It’s a shame the author keeps switching referring to the baby as either “she” or “he” instead of just sticking to they/them. Forget unrealistic childcare manuals – this is the book you really need to help you cope brilliantly with those first chaotic days and months ahead. Although I know these are the practicalities, it would be more readable if there were a better balance.

I read this book a few weeks after I had had my daughter and really really wish I had read it before or straight after I had her as there was so much information, with hinsight, that would have helped me and caused unnecessary worry. I read most of it and found the down to earth common sense advice and insight useful to a fist time mum.I’m so glad I’ve read this book in my third trimester before the baby arrives- whether you can apply it all or an amount goes out the window- the reassurance of it right now is real.

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