- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Orion (23 Aug 2007)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 0752888552
- ISBN-13: 978-0752888552
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.6 x 2 cm
For the first time, America’s favorite nanny brings all her warmth, love, and experience to bear on that most crucial and worrisome time: a baby’s first twelve months.
With her unique blend of humor and empathy, Jo Frost gives parents the practical information and emotional support they need to embrace the challenge of their baby’s first year. She offers clear guidance to help moms and dads become the joyful, confident parents that make a family–and little ones–truly flourish.
Packed with tips, practical information, and incredibly reassuring advice, this book tells you how to: Sort out the essential equipment you need to buy before the birth; Babyproof your home; Set up for routines, feeding, sleeping, and development; Deal with premature and multiple births, as well as adopted babies; Make confident choices about going back to work, day care, and nannies; Cope with breastfeeding and weaning.
Covering the key issues of the first twelve months, including growth charts, vaccinations, and first aid, Confident Baby Care is the perfect book for any new parent!
Frost, star of ABC television’s Supernanny (and author of a book by the same title) has no formal training, but viewers and readers alike eagerly tune in to her commonsense advice on parenting, and no doubt this latest effort will be well received by her followers. Frost focuses on the first year of life, addressing the concerns that arise in three-month intervals as a baby grows. Noting that she began her 17-year career by caring for newborns, the author presents her softer side, discarding the professorial glasses and stern expressions of earlier book covers. But this nanny still is fond of order; she includes charts for sleep routines (no catnap before bedtime), feeding and weaning schedules. Frost offers useful tips about preparing the nursery, buying equipment and dealing with emotional issues such as postpartum blues. No surprise, when it comes to help after baby arrives, Frost observes, If you can afford it, nothing beats the one-on-one home care a nanny gives. For those who don’t have a nanny in the budget, this book—written in the confident yet caring tone Supernanny fans adore—will serve as a live-in readers can keep by their bedsides.