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Baby-Led Weaning (Updated and Expanded, 10th Anniversary Edition)
Ten years ago, Baby-Led Weaning ended the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed purées. In fact, at about six months, most babies are ready to discover solid food for themselves. Today, baby-led weaning (BLW) is a global phenomenon - and this tenth anniversary edition of the definitive guide explains all its benefits:• Baby participates in family meals right from the start, and learns to love a variety of foods.• Nutritious milk feedings continue while Baby transitions to solids at his or her own pace.• By self-feeding, Baby develops hand-eye coordination, chewing skills - and confidence!Plus, this edition is updated with the latest research on allergy prevention and feeding Baby safely, a guide to using BLW at daycare, and much more. Here is everything you need to know about teaching your child healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
Positive Discipline: The First Three Years (Revised and Updated Edition)
Over the years millions of parents have used the amazingly effective strategies of Positive Discipline to raise happy, well-behaved, and successful children. Research has shown that the first three years in a child's life are a critical moment in their development, and that behavior patterns instilled during that time can have profound implications for the rest of a child's life. Hundreds of thousands of parents have already used the advice in Positive Discipline: The First Three Years to help set effective boundaries, forge strong foundations for healthy communication, and lay the groundwork for happy and respectful relationships with their young children. Now this classic title has been revised and updated to reflect the latest neuroscientific research and developments in positive discipline parenting techniques.
The complete guide for parents of picky eaters -- how to end mealtime meltdowns and get your children the nutrition they need.Does your child regularly refuse foods or throw a fit at mealtimes? Are you concerned she isn't getting enough nutrition, or that your child's pickiness might be caused by a hidden medical issue? For every frustrated parent, the food chaining method offers a medically-proven, kid-tested solution.Developed by a team of internationally known medical experts, Food Chaining helps you identify the reasons behind your child's picky eating habits -- be it medical, sensory, or because of allergies. Then, with a simple, 6-step method centered around taste, temperature, and texture, target foods are selected that are similar to the ones your child likes, gradually expanding to all food groups. Does your kid like French fries but won't touch veggies? Try hash browns, and slowly expand to sweet potato fries and zucchini sticks -- and then work your way to steamed vegetables.With helpful information about common food allergies, lists of sample food chains, advice for special needs children, as well as a pre-chaining program to prevent food aversions before they develop, Food Chaining is your guide to raising lifelong health eaters.
What's Going on in There?
Neuroscientist Lise Eliot's comprehensive and fascinating exploration of the brain's development from conception through the first five years is enriched by personal accounts of actual children. In these pages parents will learn what they themselves can do to help their children grow better brains.
Toilet Training in Less Than a Day
In this newly modernized edition of the classic, bestselling book on toilet training, you’ll discover the scientifically proven Azrin-Foxx method that’s been used by millions of parents worldwide.This clear and accessible guide remains the go-to book on toilet training for a reason. With a newly modernized take on the same proven, easy-to-follow steps, you’ll learn how to let go of stress and have your child confidently using the toilet—without assistance or a reminder—in only a couple of hours.Inside you will find a wealth of helpful information, including:- Step-by-step instructions taking you and your child from pre-training all the way through to the Potty Training Diploma- A method that unlocks your child’s sense of pride, independence, and accomplishment- Supply lists, reminder sheets, and frequently asked questions
Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad's Guide to Surviving the First Two Years
Picking up where From Dude to Dad left off, author and founder of the popular Diaper Dude parenting brand Chris Pegula dives into the first two years of parenting and furthers his deeply held belief that you don't have to lose yourself when you become a father.Once again written in Pegula's everyman voice and filled with humorous takes on fatherhood from the front lines, the book is an easy-to-read resource for new dads, combining hard-won lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and practical advice from a dude who hasn't lost his identity (or his sanity). Filled with useful information, hilarious stories of dad madness, a little psychology and science, and engaging sidebars, Diaper Dude covers everything from bonding, babyproofing, and when you'll have sex again to toddlerhood, tantrums, and tag-teaming with your partner to cover all the bases while staying (somewhat) sane.
Everything you need to know about getting your baby or toddler to sleep - from America's foremost baby and childcare experts. Babies don't automatically know how to sleep through the night; they need to be taught. The Searses have learned from decades of pediatric practice, bolstered by their own parenting experiences, that different babies have different nighttime temperaments - and, of course, different families have different lifestyles. In The Baby Sleep Book, instead of espousing the king of "one method fits all" approach advocated in other baby sleep guides, the Searses explain how you can create a sleep plan that suits the needs of your entire family.
Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
The inspiring story of Juniper, a baby born too soon, gorgeously told by her parents, both award-winning journalists. Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks' gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love -- to save her, or to let her go?Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper's life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter.
The Parents' Guide to Baby-Led Weaning: With 125 Recipes
Welcome to an exciting stage in your baby's life: starting solid food! This will be a fun time for both you and your little one as your baby explores new tastes and gains a place at the family table. Jennifer offers you expert advice on everything you need to know to practice baby-led weaning safely and confidently: why you might want to use this method, when to start, what nutrients your baby needs, how to prevent choking, how to deal with allergies and what to feed vegetarian babies. Plus, she answers a ton of real-life questions parents often have when starting baby-led weaning and provides 125 delicious family-friendly recipes. So let's get started!• Tips for getting started, including signs of readiness for solid food.• Info on safe food shapes and sizes, progressing as your baby develops.• Strategies for dealing with food allergies and preventing picky eating.• Guidelines for modifying family meals for your baby.Discover all the wonderful benefits of baby-led weaning -- from good nutrition and a decreased risk of picky eating as your baby gets older to faster dexterity development and a healthier overall relationship with food.
The First Two Years
America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock has helped two generations of parents raise their kids with his timeless bestseller, "Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care." Now, today's parents can rejoice: a new compilation of Dr. Spock's timeless advice is here! This first-time collection of essays brings together Dr. Spock's insightful writings on connecting with your child's inner life during the all-important early years. "Dr. Spock's The First Two Years covers such topics as: understanding your baby's different crieshelping your little one cope with separation anxiety communicating with your baby teaching your child about giving and sharing the easiest way ever to toilet-train dealing with the impact a newborn can have on siblings treating the most common ailments With "Dr. Spock's The First Two Years, new parents everywhere will return again and again to Dr. Spock for all of their child-rearing questions.
A Is for Advice (The Reassuring Kind): Wisdom for Pregnancy
Practical, reassuring, and beautifully written, A is for Advice provides a brief and compelling reflection on pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period for expectant mothers of all kinds--whether you prefer a water birth at home or a scheduled C-section in a hospital, whether you believe in painkillers or an all-natural labor, breast milk or formula, this book speaks to you and your pregnancy. Written in the approachable and friendly tone of a best-friend blogger but informed by the insight of a Registered Midwife, A is for Advice seeks to comfort and inspire, providing realistic and soothing advice at a time when most women desperately seek out information.
Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Baby's First Year
Practicing homeopath Miranda Castro introduces readers to the many safe, effective, inexpensive, and non-medical remedies that homeopathy has to offer women in this very important period. With reassuring, easy-to-read text, the book explains the principles of homeopathy and tells readers how to select the remedies that correlate to hundreds of common symptoms of physical and emotional distress. The book also offers natural ways to make labor and birth as relaxed as possible, using homeopathic methods. Complete with case histories, materia medica, and supportive and helpful tips throughout, this guidebook offers a wealth of natural-health information every expectant mother should consider.
The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning
A fully revised edition of the Dr. Sears guide to breastfeeding, a perennial favorite for parents for nearly two decades.From pediatric experts Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D., a comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on:• How to get started breastfeeding, with illustrated tips for latching on• Increasing your milk supply• Breastfeeding when working away from home• Pumps and other technology associated with breastfeeding• Making sure your nursing baby gets optimum nutrition, including the most recent information about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and "milk-oriented microbiota" • Nutrition and fitness for moms• Nighttime breastfeeding• Breastfeeding and fertility• Toddler nursing and weaning• Special circumstances• And much more...
Guide to Toilet Training (American Academy of Pediatrics)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Helping your child through the toilet-training process may be one of your greatest challenges as a parent. And when it comes to this important developmental stage, every child is unique. If you’ve been confused by conflicting information from friends, relatives - even other books - here is expert advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization representing the nation’s finest pediatricians.Gathering invaluable input and suggestions from a wide range of parents on their experiences with toilet training their children, this revised and updated edition answers parents’ most frequently asked questions and concerns.
The Secret Art of Being a Parent: Tips, Tricks, and Lifesavers You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way
Payne, Bridget Watson
Parenting Secret #1: There's no one right way to be a parent.Here is your nonjudgmental parenting cheat sheet, chock-full of simple, time-saving hacks, practical tips and tricks, and emotional know-how that usually take years to figure out. This book + lots of coffee = what ever new parent needs to navigate those early years.
Preparing simple, homemade food in the comfort of your own kitchen is one of the greatest gifts you can give your little one. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your baby takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage -from six months all the way to twenty-three months - The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food your baby will go absolutely ga-ga for. From quick purées like Mighty Tasty Blueberry and Pear Mash and No-Cook Prune Purée, to new and nourishing meals like Sweet Omelet Surprise and Finger-Lickin’ Good Lentils and Potato with Cheese, you’ll find it a breeze to prepare any and all of the recipes you and your little one fancy. And to make things even more easy-peasy, you’ll find each recipe also contains: Two methods for preparation - stovetop or microwave - wherever applicable, so you can whip up recipes in whatever time you have. Many microwave options make it possible for meals to be made in less than 10 minutes. An easy-to-spot snowflake icon on all recipes suitable for freezing, so you can make baby’s meals at your convenience, or in batches, to save time and money. A complete nutritional analysis, so you can be sure you’re giving your child the best possible start.
Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters
In this important and empowering book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar explains why a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--gives the child a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. In other words, when it comes to connecting with your baby or toddler, more is more.Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health of children and moms alike, this book shows parents how to give their little ones the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, Being There explains:• How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to work part-time or stay home• How to ease transitions to minimize stress for your baby or toddler • How to select and train quality childcare • What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "I'm not good with babies" and “I’ll make up for it when he’s older” • How to recognize and combat feelings of postpartum depression or boredom • Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how parents can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years Being a new mom isn’t easy. But with support, emotional awareness, and coping skills, it can be the most magical - and essential - work we’ll ever do.
To Baby, With Love
Keep a treasured record of your baby's first year with this beautifully illustrated book! With space for precious memories and photographs, and a special keepsake pocket, this is the perfect way to ensure those special moments are remembered forever.
Ready, Set, Go! - A Gentle Parenting Guide to Calmer, Quicker Potty Training
If you're like most parents, you're probably feeling pretty nervous about potty training. But don't worry, help is on the way. This supportive guide provides step-by-step advice for a compassionate and emotionally aware process—one that focuses on positive connection rather than relying on gimmicks, pressure, or rewards (which usually backfire).Topics include:* Signs your child is ready, and how to begin* Preparing your child emotionally* Tips for coping when away from home* Advice for handling accidents and setbacks* Practical stories and tips from parentsWritten by popular parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith, creator of Gentle Parenting, this is the only book you'll need to guide your child through this developmental milestone--without trauma, drama and tears (for child and parents alike!).
The Belly Sticker Book
Duo Press, LLC.
You can’t log on to Facebook or Instagram without seeing photos of babies wearing adorable belly stickers to celebrate significant milestones (like “One month old!” and “My first word!”) and sets are popping up in stores everywhere.Now comes the very first book of belly stickers – a great way to capture and share all of your baby’s firsts, from important holidays and milestones to month-by-month anniversaries and just-for-fun moments. Simply peel off the sticker that celebrates your baby’s milestone and stick it to your baby’s chest. Then snap an adorable photo and post online for everyone to ooh and aah over.Includes 48 belly stickers. Use the hashtags #bellystickers and #bellystickerbook for extra sharing!
The Petit Appetit Cookbook
Barnes, a mother and professional cook, offers more than 150 recipes for healthy, all-organic alternatives to commercially processed, preservative-filled foods to help create delicious menus to nourish babies and toddlers - body, palate, and soul.
What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler: A Month-by-Month Guide to Support Your Child's Health and Development
Avena, Nicole M.
An easy-to-follow manual for feeding babies exactly what they need to hit physical and intellectual milestones from 6 to 24 months, with 60 simple and delicious recipes. The month-by-month format offers a clear understanding of what foods to incorporate and avoid in a baby's diet. World-renowned research neuroscientist, nutrition expert, and author of What to Eat When You're Pregnant Dr. Nicole M. Avena presents an essential guide for new parents on feeding babies during their critical first two years. Answering common questions about picky eaters, food allergies, diversifying baby's appetite, eating out or on the go, feeding baby at daycare or when with another caregiver, and food safety, this comprehensive guide offers easy monthly meal plans and baby-friendly, nutrient-rich recipes designed to support your baby's developmental milestones.
Experimenting With Kids: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Child Ages 2-5
Recreate groundbreaking child development studies in your home with these fun, simple experiments.Watch your little one grow in a whole new way with this fascinating hands-on guide. Whether your child is just beginning to speak in sentences or is on their way to kindergarten, these easy and surprising projects will help you to see the world through their eyes - and also give you the tools to help them master new skills as they grow.Covering ages two through five, the experiments reveal research-backed insights about different areas of mental, physical, and social growth. Some examples include:• Understanding language structure• Learning the rules of a game without being told• Developing a moral compass• Boosting memory through play For any parent who looks at their young child and thinks, "What on earth is going on in there?" this book will help you find out.
Better Sleep for Your Baby & Child: A Parent's Step-By-Step Guide to Healthy Sleep Habits
Weiss, Shelly K.
Sleep problems from infancy through the teen years are common and can be highly disruptive and troublesome for all. Better Sleep for Your Baby and Child is written both for expectant parents who want to prevent childhood sleep problems before they start, and for parents who want to solve a child's existing sleep difficulties. Strategies and professional advice are based on scientific and hands-on clinical experience. The book includes: Detailed explanations of sleep: what it is, why it's needed, how much is needed, how it changes through childhood, and what happens when a child is not getting a sufficient amount of it. Preventative strategies and "sleep hygiene" habits. Sound advice on where an infant should sleep, sleeping through the night, "colicky" babies, and what to do if a baby seems to prefer nursing all night long. Guidelines for recognizing when a child has a serious problem, keeping a sleep diary, and dealing with teenage sleep requirements. Detailed information on nocturnal feeding/drinking disorder, nightmares and night terrors, nighttime breathing disorders, and other difficulties. Professional advice about sleep medications and how each may help or potentially harm a child. By following the professional, practical advice in Better Sleep for Your Baby and Child, both parent and child can regularly enjoy a restful night.
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