From Contented Baby To Confident Child

Gina Ford



So you followed The Contented Little Baby Book to the letter and your baby behaved like a dream - at least for the first few months. But as your baby grows, so his or her routines and patterns change. In her years as a maternity nurse, Gina has been able to learn valuable lessons from watching her charges' older siblings and in this new book she applies this knowledge to the many problems parents face in the first three years.

From feeding and sleeping problems in the first year, including weaning and early-morning waking, to teething and potty training, Gina offers her own particular brand of down-to-earth advice. She takes a look at toddlerhood, showing how to deal with tantrums, sibling jealousy and food fights and reveals how to build your child's self-esteem, as well as to discipline and teach him or her good manners.

She also shows you how to make teeth-cleaning fun and to put an end to annoying habits such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting and eating dirt. From Contented Baby to Confident Child is essential reading for all parents who have already benefitted from Gina's advice and would like to learn more.

What will you learn from this book

  • Routine and Structure: Establishing a consistent daily routine can help babies and children feel secure and content. Predictable schedules for feeding, napping, and bedtime can contribute to better sleep patterns and overall well-being.

  • Responsive Parenting: Respond promptly to your baby's needs, whether for feeding, comfort, or stimulation. Building a responsive and nurturing relationship fosters trust and emotional security.

  • Setting Boundaries: Implement clear and age-appropriate boundaries to guide your child's behavior. Consistency in discipline helps children understand expectations and develop self-discipline.

  • Nutrition and Health: Prioritize nutrition and healthy eating habits from an early age. Offer balanced meals and snacks to support physical growth and development.

  • Sleep Guidance: Foster good sleep habits and routines to promote adequate rest for both babies and children. Establishing a calming bedtime routine can aid in settling for sleep.

  • Emotional Development: Support your child's emotional development by validating feelings and providing opportunities for social interaction and play. Encourage expression of emotions in a supportive environment.

  • Learning and Stimulation: Provide age-appropriate stimulation and activities to support cognitive and motor skill development. Balance structured learning with free play and exploration.

  • Parental Well-being: Take care of your own well-being as a parent. Seek support from family, friends, or professionals when needed, and prioritize self-care to maintain balance and resilience.

  • Positive Reinforcement: Use positive reinforcement and praise to encourage desirable behaviors and achievements. Celebrate milestones and efforts to boost self-esteem.

  • Adapting to Change: Be flexible and adaptable as your child grows and develops. Adjust routines, expectations, and parenting strategies to meet evolving needs and circumstances.

Language English
ISBN-10 0091875234
ISBN-13 9780091875237
No of pages 182
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Vermilion
Published Date 02 Nov 2000

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Author : Gina Ford

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