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The Contented Toddler Years [Kindle Edition]

Gina Ford
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 toddler

Gina'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.

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"'It is hard to overestimate the good she has done...How to reward this great benefactor of mankind?...My wife takes the view that only sainthood will do.'" (Peter Oborne, Political Editor The Spectator)

"Gina Ford is the Delia Smith of parenting." (YOU Magazine)

"For me she was an absolute godsend." (Kate Winslet)

Book Description

Following on from her bestselling The New Contented Little Baby Book, Gina Ford offers more practical, down-to-earth solutions to the problems parents encounter in the first three years

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0091912660
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital; New Ed edition (24 Nov. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gina Ford's Contented Little Baby Book became a runaway bestseller when it was first published ten years ago. She continues to be the number one bestselling author of childcare books in the UK. Her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep calmly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: and has published over twelve parenting books.

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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an honest, practical, useful reference book 9 Jan. 2007
After following the Contented Baby book, it was with great relief that i found Gina Ford had written a Toddler book as well. I have found the toddler years to be much more challenging, and this book has proved invaluable as a reference for the huge amount of issues that bringing up a toddler involves. It doesnt give you all the answers, but treats you as an adult who is bringing up your toddler in an loving, organised way and points you in the right direction.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and informative 23 Aug. 2006
Having followed the routines in the Contented Little Baby Book, I welcomed Gina Ford's "sequel"! My daughter continues to thrive and is happy and content (as am I!).
This book has useful chapters on toddler behaviour and having a second child. A must if you find Gina's advice helpful or if you just need that extra help with the "terrible twos"!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Kid's Review
I love all the Gina Ford books and this is book no exception. The routines work a treat. Also the advice on play, meals and sleep patterns have turned my toddler into one happy little bunny. In fact, other people have also noticed and I get lots of comments about how happy my 13 month old daughter is. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is at their wits end with their little one!
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57 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book - highly recommended! 28 Sept. 2006
At last, Gina has answered my prayers and given a book with routines for toddlers and for a new baby when you already have a toddler!! It is full of advice that Gina gives from her years of experience working with hundreds of babies - AND IT WORKS! I have used Gina's routines with both my children since they were weeks old - they are so content, they sleep well and eat well, and they have have two very happy and proud parents. Thank you Gina Ford!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Forgets about the develment of the child 10 Mar. 2011
Sure great to get our lives back on track, but nothing about the mental development of the child - if you want a confident and secure young person living with you in 10 yrs, then looking after the mental needs at this age is vital. Read 'Why love Matters' by Sue Gerhardt for some real home truths about raising children, perhaps Gina Ford should too. Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the critics - this is a great book! 30 April 2009
Having a child that has rarely slept through the night in a year I reluctantly turned to Gina Ford for advice - and wish I'd done it sooner!!! Ignore the critics that say she is not flexible and leaves babies to cry or given no affection - I certainly never came across any advice like that in this book. Just lots of straight-forward advice and suggestions. Lots of advice regarding toddler behaviour and habits too. Yes it is based around routines and structure, but with a flexible approach and a lot of common sense. I tend to eat and sleep and the sround same time each day so why should my children be any different?

My child is now sleeping through the night and reducing the number of early morning wakings after a week of following Ginas advice.

If you are as desperate as I was then what have you got to loose??
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable! 28 July 2007
By Shefali
My daughter is a 1 year old contented little baby and having read this book I am confident that she will grow into a contented toddler.

So many of my questions about feeding and appetite, sleeping problems, tantrums etc have been answered by reading this. Armed with this knowledge I feel much better equipped to deal with the challenges of the toddler years ahead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gives bad advice. 21 Aug. 2014
By Aztec
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Suggests you lock your toddler in their room if they're naughty! There I was thinking the bedroom was a place of calm and rest. A few other highly suspect suggestions meant that I didn't even bother finishing the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book. Much more chilled than Contented Little Baby
I read the GF Contented Little Baby book when I had my baby and it was helpful (though take her with a pinch of salt). The newborn CLB book is pretty intense... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Crystal
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's a bible..must have
Published 1 month ago by blue
4.0 out of 5 stars Kids are happiest with routine
I still look at those adapted parents in bewilderment. Kids are happiest with routine. My son is confident, settled and it's down to knowing where he is. Thanks Gina
Published 3 months ago by Lydia Wilkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good advice in it. I recommend this book.
Fantastic advice and Gins hits the nail,on the head.
Published 4 months ago by Kausar Jabbar
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
You cannot go wrong with Gina Ford!!!
Published 4 months ago by Sahar
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Published 4 months ago by Shane Fenton
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent and helpful guide from Gina
I have read many of Gina's books, the contented little baby, the sleep guide, toddler tantrums, and this toddler one, and I have also bought potty training in one week, ready for... Read more
Published 4 months ago by artylady
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My bible
Published 6 months ago by Nicola
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Made balancing having 2 little ones a lot less stressful and more fun.
Published 7 months ago by S. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Would recommend especially to first time parents!
Published 7 months ago by A.L.R
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