So you’ve carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it’s time you had a well-earned rest? Whether you’re a new mum or you have a PhD in child-rearing, this handy little book will help you through the burping, whining and tantrums – and not just the ones from your partner. Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, ‘Baby Tips for Mums’ is the perfect funny gift for any new mum.
Another nine months is up and the cycle starts all over again. This time, though, you're not the one with bags under your eyes and the sound of desperation in your voice. Enjoy your grandchild secure in the knowledge that you can hand the puking, pooing little tyke back to its exhausted parents at the end of the day. Now it's their turn to experience all those sleepless nights and panic attacks that the miracle of a new baby brings. By the author of "Baby Tips for Dads" and "Baby Tips for Mums", this book is full of quirky and humorous advice on dealing with another generation of your family.
So much of modern motherhood is targeted at looking good, even when you feel crap, and making your baby look good, even when he or she won’t settle or feed or stop crying – all in the shortest time possible. Hello Baby! uncovers all the myths of perfection new mums see on Instagram and provides down-to-earth, no nonsense advice about everything you need to know about your baby’s first year. With casual style and a hilarious sense of humour, Heather Irvine, a psychologist and mother who works with new mums every day, acts as the friend sitting across from you in a cafe who always understands, constantly reassures, gives you the best practical pointers and shares her muffin with you. Hello Baby! is packed full of the latest information on issues that affect modern Australian mums, including: * What a mother needs to know about herself in the first few months * How to get your baby sleeping soundly * Essential tips to boost your feel-good factor * De-stress techniques like meditation and mindfulness * Managing those really dark days * Tips for bonding with your baby * Coping with mother-in-laws and post-baby friendship fluctuations * Getting the zing back into your relationship * Returning to work * Navigating social media as a new mum
So, you've managed to survive the first few years of your child's life with your sanity intact. Perhaps you're thinking it's time to relax and start reaping the benefits of parenthood. “ Think again. Once you've rejoiced at baby's first steps you'll have to deal with the feact that they now can and will run away from you, not to mention the joys of toilet training and a whole host of new experiences that you will look back on and laugh/cry about years later. “ This helpful and humorous book is full of advice for tackling those 'terrible' toddler years, from how to successfully divert sibling squabbles to dealing with that most dangerous of places-the playground.
For over twenty years, Simone Boswell has helped countless mums all over the world with practical advice about caring for their babies. From newborns, through to the first birthday, read practical tips about feeding your baby, putting your baby to sleep, and playing with your baby.
'This should be handed out with the child health red book. It is packed full of brilliant and practical advice for any new mum.' Clemmie Hooper Read this book for an instant pick-me-up. Whether this is your first or fifth baby, The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums is your handy survival guide to managing the emotional and physical rollercoaster of becoming a new mum. Bringing together decades of experience from a midwife and a doula, you'll find invaluable tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves - plus answers to all those questions you may be too embarrassed to ask. From creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea and quick stretches to relieve aching muscles, through to easy recipes to nourish your postnatal body and 5-minute fixes to restore your sense of humour, this is the book you can turn to when the overwhelm sets in. Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, it covers everything you need to know about the postnatal period to feel supported, empowered and understood.
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One-handed parenting: a practical guide for new parents contains information on various aspects of baby care for one-handed parents, including lifting and carrying, nappy changing, feeding, going out and about, bathing and bedtime. For each task area, the guide suggests things to consider and also offers practical tips and equipment ideas. The guide is aimed at parents who need to carry out tasks with one hand, and may also be useful for health professionals supporting one-handed parents.
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Family & Relationships
Much-recommended by new mothers, this is the only book you'll need for the best baby advice. Now completely revised and updated. Refreshingly honest, openly frank and candidly blunt, this book has been written by a mother (who is also an experienced midwife) for other mothers. It oozes warm fuzzies, exudes realism in every paragraph and is refreshing in its guiltless honesty. Modern first-time mothers are often alone - devoid of once-traditional motherhood knowledge and practical support. Often previously self-confident women find themselves isolated, fumbling over everyday mothering tasks, enduring sleep deprivation, feeling desperately despondent - and aching and leaking everywhere. This book provides supportive, caring advice - one mum to another - while at the same time serving as an encyclopaedic medical reference regarding the mother and baby. Checked thoroughly by medical professionals, this book is a unique blend, like having access to a kind and gentle GP as well as to all the gems of wisdom of years of mothers' coffee groups. This title clearly and compassionately explains the ups as well as the downs which are perfectly normal aspects of giving birth and mothering in today's society.
Whenever a new baby is born, someone usually says, “Good luck with your kid, because he doesn’t come with an instruction manual!” Well, Kerri Yarsley, a successful mother of four, is about to change all that. The Instruction Manual for Kids – Parent’s Edition is an eminently readable, informative, and entertaining book that takes the reader on a journey from pre-pregnancy preparation all the way through to the late teenage years. It covers the basics as well as some interesting behavioral perspectives that you might not expect in a parenting book. So whether you have one or many kids, be prepared to change your thoughts, words, and actions, and have a brilliant and joyful life with your amazing kids. This comprehensive book sets out many “rules of engagement” between children and their environment during the formative years from birth to early adulthood. Written specifically for parents – both new and seasoned – the book contains information that makes practical sense on all levels. If you are a resident of Planet Earth, then I highly recommend Kerri’s book to you. It will inform, amuse, inspire, and move you. —Author Bill Statham, The Chemical Maze Shopping Companion
This book is specifically designed to help new mums and mums-to-be. Full of helpful tips on how to survive and thrive in the early months of motherhood, Staying Sane with Baby Brain is a perfect baby shower gift for a loved one about to embark on their unique parenting journey.