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First-time Parent

(2006)
The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby's first year
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Forget unrealistic childcare manuals - this is the book you really need to help you cope brilliantly with those first chaotic days and months ahead.

As a health journalist and mother-of-three, Lucy Atkins is familiar with both the medical aspects of childbirth and baby development, and the reality of day-to-day life as an exhausted first-time mum or dad. 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?"

Anticipating the questions and concerns of all new mothers - Why does my baby cry so much? Will I ever lose all this weight? Am I a bad parent because... ? - the book provides practical advice and level-headed reassurance. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life.

Contents include:

. Starter's orders - the equipment and kit you really need, as opposed to what the department store tells you
. Hello - how to cope with the first few hours
. Start - coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days
. Sleep - for everyone!
. 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.

The First-Time Parent is on your side, and reassures that you can cope brilliantly with your new baby and your new life.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: First-Time Parent
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 0-00-720755-7 / 978-0-00-720755-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby's first year
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 0-00-726944-7 / 978-0-00-726944-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby's first year
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
Publisher: Collins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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