Forget unrealistic childcare manuals—this is the book new parents will really need to help cope brilliantly with the first chaotic days and months. In a humorous style, the book 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: the equipment and kit new parents really need, how to cope with the first few hours, coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days, and sleeping. New moms and dads will also learn about the baby's crying, feeding their child, the baby's physical and mental development, health considerations for baby and parent, the changing mother-father relationship, and coping with being at home and with going back to work. This guide also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies.
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Following a degree in English from Oxford University, Lucy Atkins established a career as a successful health journalist. She often contributes articles for the Guardian and is a literary critic for both the TLS and the Sunday Times. Her work has also appeared in the Times, the Telegraph, and Red magazine. Lucy has been a first-time parent, as well as a second- and third-time one. She lives with her family in Oxford.Review:
"You can't go wrong with a book as comprehensive as First-Time Parent." —Tidewater Parent
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Book Description HarperCollins UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0007207557 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1011174
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007207557