Le secret pour un bébé heureux et des parents pas trop fatigués ? Les routines !
Votre bébé arrivera bientôt et vous aimeriez avoir des conseils précis pour préparer au mieux cette nouvelle vie avec lui ? Ou bien votre bébé est déjà là et vous ne vous en sortez plus : nuits sans sommeil, pleurs inconsolables, lactation insuffisante... Cet ouvrage répondra à toutes vos questions et vous guidera pas à pas, vous et votre bébé, sur la voie de la sérénité !
Après de nombreuses années d'expérience, Gina Ford a développé une méthode simple mais particulièrement efficace : mettre en place des routines précises et bienveillantes à la fois, qui évoluent au fil des semaines et des mois pour s'adapter aux besoins de votre bébé. Grâce à ce livre, vous saurez tout sur :
- ce dont vous avez réellement besoin pour accueillir bébé ;
- l'allaitement au sein et au biberon ;
- le sommeil de votre bébé ;
- les routines détaillées à mettre en place de la naissance à 1 an ;
- la diversification alimentaire.
Des questions de parents fréquemment posées à l'auteure ainsi qu'un chapitre sur les problèmes courants de la première année vous aideront également à surmonter tous les obstacles que vous et votre bébé pourriez rencontrer. Quand les conseils sont mis en pratique, les « bébés Gina » font rapidement leurs nuits, sont nourris avec régularité et sans difficultés, sont moins susceptibles de souffrir de coliques... Et les parents sont calmes et contents aussi !
You’ve just had a baby.
Everything is perfect.
Then the hospital sends you home--
without an instruction manual….
Baby expert Gina Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain’s top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you’ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery.
With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night--happily and peacefully--in no time.;;
Instaurez des routines efficaces et l'apprentissage de la propreté deviendra un jeu d'enfant !
Gina Ford est la reine de la routine et elle sait par expérience que l'apprentissage de la propreté peut être un obstacle de taille pour les parents. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que cela devient très facile lorsque vous connaissez tous les conseils et astuces.
Ce livre clairement organisé répond à toutes vos questions et rend l'entraînement au pot facile, et même amusant. Vous apprendrez rapidement :
comment savoir quand votre enfant est vraiment prêt ;
comment rendre amusant l'apprentissage de la propreté pour votre enfant ;
comment récompenser les petites victoires ;
comment faire face aux inévitables petits accidents ;
et comment aider votre enfant à surmonter l'énurésie nocturne.
Gina Ford, ancienne infirmière puéricultrice, est l'une des plus grandes auteures britanniques sur la parentalité.
The Contented Little Baby Book, based on Gina Ford's personal experience of caring for over 300 babies, was first published in 1999. It quickly established Gina as an influential new authority on baby and childcare issues and has remained one of the bestselling parenting books in the UK.This completely revised edition of The New Contented Little Baby Book contains the most up-to-date advice available to parents. Using the feedback from numerous readers and website members, Gina has been able to develop and elaborate on the information in her first book, while clearly setting out her philosophy on simple feeding and sleeping routines.By creating routines that match a growing baby's innate natural rhythms, Gina prevents the hunger, overtiredness and colic that can lead to excessive crying. Babies who are settled into Gina's gentle routines are happy and contented because their needs for food and sleep are appropriately met and they should sleep for their longest spell at night from an early age.With detailed, prescriptive information on everything parents need to know, this book includes chapters on:- Preparation for the birth
- How the routines evolved and the benefits of following a routine
- Milk feeding in the first year
- Understanding your baby's sleep
- Establishing a routine
- Introducing solid food in line with government and World Health Authority guidelines
- Common problems in the first year.Whether you are expecting your first child, or are experiencing difficulties with an older baby, this comprehensive guide contains all the expert guidance you need to help your baby feed and sleep well.
All parents want their toddlers to be healthy, happy eaters but mealtimes can often end in a battle of wills. Gina Ford's Top Tips for Fussy Eaters offers parents practical, straightforward advice on turning those difficult mealtimes into happy family occasions.Gina's no-nonsense quick and easy tips will help you to:
- create food that is fun to eat, yet healthy and nutritious
- make mealtimes less stressful
- encourage your child to eat fruit and vegetablesThis handy parenting guide offers sensible solutions to help you cope with your little fussy eater, encourage healthy eating and banish tantrums at mealtimes for good.
As babies grow, so their routines and patterns change. In The Contented Toddler Years Gina addresses the many changes in sleeping and feeding habits that arise during the second and third year. She offers invaluable advice and insight into these crucial stages of a child's development, from walking and talking, to teething and potty training and also shows you how to:-deal with tantrums, food refusal and sibling jealousy
-prepare for the arrival of a second baby, including how to cope physically, emotionally and financially, and how to adapt her routines when caring for a baby and toddler
-make teeth-cleaning fun and put an end to habits such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting and eating dirt
-decide what type of childcare is best for you and your toddlerGina's advice is derived from hands-on experience of dealing with children. Parents can be confident that her techniques, which have been tried and tested many times and have proved successful with many different children, can also work for them. She has listened to the concerns of thousands of parents via her consultations and website. Reassuring and down-to-earth, parents will find Gina's advice can help make the passage from contented baby to confident child a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family.
All parents relish that very first cry from their newborn baby. Yet as the crying continues it can become deeply stressful. And no sooner have you worked out what your young baby is trying to tell you - often hunger, fatigue or discomfort - than they grow older and the reasons more complex - teething pain, anxiety or simply frustration. In From Crying Baby to Contented Baby, Britain's bestselling childcare author, Gina Ford, outlines the common triggers for each specific age group, whether it's a five-week-old or a 10-month-old, to help you determine the most likely cause for your baby's distress so that you can respond to their needs and quickly comfort and settle them.Full of practical tips such as encouraging parents to 'stop, look, listen', and lots of reassuring advice, your baby - and you! - will soon be calm and content once more.
Toddlers tantrums can be both embarrassing and stressful for parents. Gina Ford's Top Tips for Coping with Toddler Tantrums offers parents concise and effective advice on how to deal with this seemingly uncontrollable behaviour.Gina's no-nonsense quick and easy parenting tips will help you to:
- understand why children have tantrums
- learn ways to prevent a tantrum when you see it coming
- calm a toddler in the middle of his tantrum
- learn how to stay calm yourselfThis handy guide is full of practical, sensible advice to help parents, and toddlers, cope with tantrums.
Ensure your contented baby has a contented mumBecoming a mum is an exciting journey, with new rewards and responsibilities. But while you focus your energies on the needs of your growing baby, it's easy to neglect your own needs as a new mum. Gina Ford has helped millions of women bring up contented babies and now she wants to ensure that it's not just your baby that's happy, but you are too.In this indispensable guide, Gina has worked with her online community of mothers to distill the best advice on being a happy mum. This one-stop guide will help you navigate all the essential issues of motherhood:- Happiness, health and fitness
- Relationships with friends, family and your partner
- Outings and holidays with your new baby
- Returning to work or becoming a full-time mum
- Whether to extend your family furtherWith the personal experiences of hundreds of mothers, The Contented Mother's Guide will help you make the best choices and embrace your new role as a mum.
Sleep, or rather the lack of it, is the issue of paramount concern to the overwhelming majority of new parents. Getting enough sleep is vital for the health of a growing baby or toddler, and the sanity of mums and dads. Yet striking the right balance between their differing needs can be hard to achieve. Once sleep problems set in, they can fast demoralise and exhaust parents, undermining confidence in their ability to cope.Gina Ford has come to the rescue with her answer: the key to a good night's sleep for the whole family lies in teaching parents to understand the changing sleep needs of their growing baby. This book informs and reassures parents, dispelling many common myths and anxieties and offering practical solutions that work.By creating a structure of regular feeding, sleeping and playing times, Gina explains how parents can help their baby to find a rhythm that will be comfortable for all concerned. Whether parents want to establish good sleeping habits from the start, or find they need to cure sleep problems and get their child back on track, Gina has the answers.
Many parents experience a long and bumpy ride along the road to a nappy-free existence. Advice on offer from grandparents, friends and professionals is often conflicting, leaving parents unsure of how and when to potty train their child.In Potty Training in One Week, bestselling author Gina Ford sets out a simple, easy-to-follow programme that works quickly and avoids many of the common pitfalls parents encounter.This clearly organised book makes potty training easy, and even fun. Including updated information on:
- How to know when your child is really ready
- How to make potty training fun for your child
- How to reward
- How to deal with accidents
- What to do when you go out
- What to do at sleep times
Raising children is not easy and often feeding one's child can be one of the hardest aspects of parenting; there is now clear evidence stating that what children eat can affect their future physical and intellectual development The media is full of information on nutrition and diet but knowing what to apply to your own child can be difficult. In The Contented Child's Food Bible, top maternity nurse, Gina Ford and leading UK nutritionist, Paul Sacher offer practical and down-to-earth advice for parents struggling with the many difficulties of feeding; ranging from the benefits of breast feeding to overcoming snacking and getting your child to eat fruit and vegetables every day. Clearly organised by age group and packed full of case studies and handy hints, this accessible guide is all a parent will need to raise a happy and healthy child. Contents include:
-What foods are key to particular stages of development
-How to deal with allergie
-Is my child growing at the correct rate?
-How to deal with fussy eaters
-What vitamins and minerals should my child take?
The prospect of bringing a new baby home when you already have a toddler can be extremely daunting. Life with a newborn baby is tiring and challenging enough but with a demanding elder brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope? Written in the same reassuring, accessible style as her bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented Baby with Toddler Book is full of practical tips and sanguine advice that will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help you structure your day and meet all the needs of your toddler and your new baby... and still have time for lots of cuddles.By using Gina's easy-to-follow methods not only will you have a contented baby who feeds regularly and sleeps through the night from an early age, but also a happy, involved toddler who remains calm and co-operative during this unsettled time.
The importance of good childhood nutrition has never been more topical. Parents are constantly being reminded of the need to offer their children healthy, home cooking and cut down on the number of fat, salt and suger-laden ready-prepared meals they feed them instead. Yet busy lifestyles dictate that family time is in short-supply and it is often hard to balance this need with the practicality of cooking for every family member. Gina Ford is here to help, providing the solution to this common parental dilemma in this highly accesible family recipe book.Picking up from where The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning left off, The Gina Ford Baby and Toddler Cook Book addresses the next stage in childhood nutrition, from the age of nine months. Simplicity is the key to Gina's advice and her realistic approach to the demands of modern-day parenting account for the time restrictions of parents who want to provide good nutrition fast.This invaluable family cookbook includes chapters on:
- juggling the needs of all the family: recipes for mothers and babies; recipes for mothers, babies and toddlers
-ideas on batch cooking: how to make twelve meals for the freezer at one cooking session
-quick and tasty breakfast recipes
-how to make vegetables appealing
and much more!'This book could be your salvation!' The Daily Telegraph on The New Contented Little Baby Book
Gina Ford's bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book established Gina as one of the UK's most influential voices in baby and childcare issues. Her groundbreaking routines have been the salvation of hundreds of thousands of parents and her sound advice on weaning and sleep has guaranteed contented little babies in households around the world.In The Contented Baby's First Year Gina takes you through your baby's first year in a month-by-month guide. From physical and mental development through to changes in feeding and sleeping patterns, this wonderful book is packed with practical parenting advice. There's information here on soothing, breastfeeding, weaning and bathing your baby together with suggestions for encouraging key developmental milestones: holding a toy, rolling over, sitting up and crawling. Additionally, for each month there is a handy Q&A that offers reassuring solutions to particular problems that can occur at each stage in your baby's development. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photography, including step-by-step guides to caring for your little one, The Contented Baby's First Year is essential reading for guaranteeing a contented little baby in year one.
Gina Ford's bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book established Gina as one of the UK's most influential voices in baby and childcare issues and her groundbreaking routines have been the salvation of hundreds of thousands of parents around the world.In Feeding Made Easy Gina tackles one of the most problematic areas of parenting: how to give children a healthy, nutritious and tasty diet without mealtimes becoming a battleground. Her one-stop feeding guide is a parent's lifesaver offering delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes for the whole family as well as rotating menu planners and shopping lists that enable time-strapped mums and dads to shop for and plan a month's menus in advance. Gina covers food for every occasion from quick and easy light meals such as sticky chicken thighs and homemade lamb burgers to mouth-watering twists on family favourites and healthy takes on fast food and after-school snacks, such as pizza, and carrot and honey muffins. She also offers invaluable advice on how to promote healthy eating, such as getting children involved in the choosing and preparation of food; how to tempt fussy eaters to expand their diet; and what to do when eating out or abroad.
Gina Ford's Top Tips for Contented Babies & Toddlers offers readers sound, practical advice from bestselling parenting expert Gina Ford in a new concise format - ideal for busy parents on the go. Gina Ford guides parents through the various stages of baby and toddler care, including sleeping, weaning, feeding, potty training and behavioral development. By breaking down these areas into succinct, accessible tips, Gina outlines how best to tackle them and describes what further problems parents might encounter. She puts forward an insight into her tried and tested routines with an introductory guide to understanding her methods, including what to aim for and what parents can hope to achieve by them. Gina's top tips include invaluable advice on:-dealing with common problems such as fussy eaters, nightmares and tantrums
-successful breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
-helping children meet essential milestones, such as learning to walk, talk or dress themselves, at a pace which is right for them
And much more!
Pressurised by the media, scrutinised by their peers, frowned upon even by those closest to them, mothers today face relentless criticism and pressure. Breast or bottle? Work or stay at home? Routine or feeding-on-demand? The choices are infinite and at the heart of each question is the more controversial and divisive debate of what makes a good mother. Good Mother, Bad Mother is an illuminating, moving and thought-provoking study of this enigmatic question. Never before has the subject of motherhood been tackled with such unflinching honesty. Drawing on her experience of thousands of mothers, bestselling parenting author Gina Ford has turned her attention to the women charged with bringing up the next generation. She addresses the challenges of contemporary motherhood and fervently argues that these awe-inspiring women seldom receive the support, respect and admiration they deserve. And for the first time, in a candid, personal account, Gina interweaves stories from her own childhood, revealing how her relationship with her own mother has shaped the choices she has made. Any woman who has ever doubted her capabilities as a mother will find comfort and reassurance in the insights of the woman whose books have been justly described a 'godsend'.
Discovering that you are about to become a mum is one of life's most joyful moments. This indispensable guide from Gina Ford and consultant obstetrician Dr Charlotte Chaliha provides mums-to-be with the practical, reassuring and down-to-earth advice they need for a calm and contented pregnancy. Includes:- a month by month guide to the growth of your baby and your changing body
- up-to-date guidance on nutrition, exercise and health
- advice on preparing your home and lifestyle for a new arrival
- how to prepare yourself for labour and birth
- what to expect in the first few weeks with your babyThe Contented Pregnancy is the essential guide to enjoying a relaxed pregnancy and giving your baby the very best start in life.
A Contented House with Twins unites the UK's leading baby expert, Gina Ford, and the highly regarded television presenter Alice Beer, a mother of twin girls. Discovering you are pregnant with twins is both an exciting and a thoroughly terrifying prospect. Within weeks of the arrival of her beautiful daughters, Alice found that she was 'screaming out for a routine' and craving the knowledge of mothers who had been through it with two. This book is the result of those cries. Alice's front-line experience of coping with twins is combined with Gina's highly successful parenting advice and, for the first time, her groundbreaking routines, specially adapted for twins. Together, they tackle the practical and emotional aspects of parenting two babies, including:- what you can expect in a multiple pregnancy
- how to feed two at once
- what to do when they each want a different story or both want a hug
- how to cope with everyday practicalities: shopping, bathtime, and much more.Alice's humorous insights and Gina's essential advice, tips, support and successful routines will guarantee that parents enjoy their twins and get their lives back.
Your child's first days at school and nursery are exciting times, but they can be very daunting - for both your child and yourself.In this book, Gina Ford helps you calm any fears with practical advice on preparing your child to be confident and capable of taking these important new steps.Find out how to:
- Lessen separation anxiety and regressive behaviour
- Help your child develop social skills and make friends
- Prepare your child for the new routines and environments
- Equip your child with the behavioural and mental skills they will need for the best startWith practical exercises for developing skills, plus detailed advice on overcoming any difficulties you might face, this book will ensure that both you and your child are fully prepared for this new stage in your lives.
Bringing together decades of successful work with families, Gina Ford Solves All Your Baby and Toddler Problems provides answers to hundreds of baby and toddler care challenges.Organised chronologically for easy reference and with detailed case studies and examples, Gina Ford, one of the UK's bestselling childcare authors, shares her practical and realistic solutions to help you and your baby or toddler have a contented household now and for years to come. It is Gina's belief that sleeping and feeding are intrinsically linked and that all too often babies and toddlers are subjected to unnecessary sleep training methods. Whether your baby or toddler is a fussy feeder or waking up several times a night, her holistic and gentle approach will ensure that your child's feeding and sleeping needs are fully met, and that you resolve the root cause of the problem for good.
Gina Ford has helped thousands of families resolve challenges over the years and her bestselling New Contented Little Baby Book has sold over 1 million copies around the world. In this life-saving new book, she offers exhausted parents clear, step-by-step solutions to resolving a whole range of sleep issues. Whether it's feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep, night-waking, co-sleeping, dummy attachment - whatever the problem - Gina knows how to fix it. You'll find out how to set gentle day and night routines that will resolve the specific issue and in just one week you'll be on your way to calm and peaceful nights!
Weaning your baby on to solid foods is one of the most important milestones during the early months of parenthood, and Gina's expert advice on weaning makes a baby's transition from milk to solid foods as straightforward as possible. Successful weaning establishes a pattern of healthy eating in babies, avoiding the pitfalls of fussy eaters restricted to a narrow diet.In this revised edition of The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning, Gina includes the latest recommendations regarding breast-feeding and the introduction of solid food from the World Health Organisation and the UK Department of Health. She aims to take the worry out of weaning, guiding parents step-by-step through the process and shares the insight and expertise gained from personally helping to care for over 300 babies, and advising thousands more parents via her consultation service and website.Included in this revised edition:
- The best time of day to introduce the first solid food
- Which foods to introduce and at what age
- Getting the balance of milk feeds and solids right
- How to eliminate night feeds once solids are introduced
- The importance of introducing finger foods at the right age
- Extended parent-friendly feeding plans to take parents step-by-step through the different stages
- Newly developed rotating meal planners for older children up to the end of the first year
- Brand new questions and answers giving the most up-to-date advice to parents.
The Contented Little Baby Book of Weaning is the definitive guide to ensuring babies eat well now and as they grow up and is as relevant and helpful to those parents who have not previously followed Gina's routines.