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Gentle Baby Care: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry--Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry - Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby (Pantley)

Gentle Baby Care: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry--Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry - Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby (Pantley) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Pantley
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From the bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution--everything parents need to know during their baby's first year

Gentle Baby Care provides immediate answers to the daily questions that arise when caring for a baby. Written by bestselling author and parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley, this valuable guide includes information and practical tips to allow readers to choose the gentle, loving solutions that best suit their parenting style and their baby. Gentle Baby Care provides more than 1,000 practical tips and solutions to the everyday issues that arise during a child's first year, including:

  • Colic

  • Teething

  • Colds

  • Sleep

  • Diaper rash

  • Independent play

  • Traveling with baby

  • Developmental milestones

“As a new mother, there were many times when I wished my babies came with an instruction manual. Now they do--in the form of Elizabeth Pantley's Gentle Baby Care, the best "baby instruction manual" I've read. Elizabeth guides the new parent through the ups and downs of baby parenthood with her usual nonjudgmental gentleness and warmth. Its easy-to-read format is great for those emergencies when you need information in a hurry. I'll be recommending this book to all of our new parents.”

--Maribeth Doerr, Editor-in-Chief,

“A trusted handbook for parents. It offers practical, well researched advice on health, safety and developmental issues as well as lots of gentle support and guidance for parents on the many choices they must make during the first year with a new baby.”

--Joan K. Comeau, PhD, Director & Editor, Family Information Services

"Elizabeth Pantley has done it again...provide parents with a valuable tool to help overcome the challenges that accompany the joys of being a mom or dad. Gentle Baby Care puts everything a parent needs to know at their fingertips in an easy to use reference system. The book is organized in a way that takes you to the answers you need and refers you to additional topics related to the subject, eliminating the need for busy parents to flip back and forth from index to chapters. Every mother should have two copies of Gentle Baby Care--one for herself and one for her caregiver, mother-in-law or spouse."

-- Maria Bailey, CEO, BSM Media, Founder,, Smart Mom Solutions, and Host of Mom Talk Radio

"An encyclopedia of childrearing advice and information with practical tips on crying, sleep, discipline, baby milestones and much, much more. Elizabeth's soothing advice will help both new and seasoned parents relate to the newest member of the household! "

-- Betsy Gartrell-Judd, Editor,

"At last, the perfect resource guide for new parents. Gentle Baby Care is informative, easy to follow, and well organized. Parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley has gathered a wealth of information and valuable resources."

-- Lori Lee Helman, mother of two and owner of Mommas Baby (

"Gentle Baby Care is an impressive resource guide for every parent new and old! It contains in-depth information that covers baby-care basics plus unique yet equally important topics, such as handling overzealous grandparents, dealing with your baby's crying in a car seat, and keeping your baby quiet during worship services. The added tips from experienced parents are great--tried-and-true ideas from the trenches! Spread the work about this helpful and supportive new resource manual that will benefit every parent and caregiver."

-- Andrea Grace, president, Mommy and Baby Fitness, Inc.,

“The first year of life is filled with worry for many parents, and Elizabeth Pantley offers expert advice for them in a nonjudgmental and, most important, supportive way. This book’s format also enables a new parent to quickly access vital childrearing information in their most anxious times. I highly recommend this book to new parents, and am envious that I did not have my hands on a copy during my son’s first year.”

-- Gloria Perez-Walker, Founder, Latina Mami

From the Back Cover

From the bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution comes a complete reference filled with loving solutions for caring for your new baby

It's often been said that babies should come with an owner's manual. Now, Gentle Baby Care fills that need for the millions of parents immersed in the most hands-on experience of their lives: caring for their newborn babies.

Organized alphabetically to help you find much-needed information within seconds, Gentle Baby Care provides immediate answers to the questions that arise daily when caring for a baby during the first year, from soothing a fussy baby to handling well-meaning yet unwanted advice with grace. Written by bestselling author and parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley, Gently Baby Care will help you become a confident, caring parent. Here you'll find hundreds of practical tips and solutions that allow you to choose the gentle, loving approach that best suits your parenting style and your baby.

Gentle Baby Care includes:
  • Tips to help get your reluctant napper to sleep
  • Ways to make your baby more comfortable during illness
  • Guidelines to help you choose diapers, bags, strollers, and car seats
  • The golden rules of babyproofing
  • Advice on how to handle breastfeeding in public
  • And so much more!

Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, Gentle Baby Care provides confidence-building advice to help you get through the many firsts in this tiring yet wonderfully exhilarating first year.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6235 KB
  • Print Length: 640 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (15 Sep 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000QCQXS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Parenting educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents at schools, hospitals, and parent groups around the world. She is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in newspapers and magazines world-wide and on hundreds of parent-directed Web sites. She publishes a newsletter which is distributed in schools, doctor's offices and parent programs everywhere.

Elizabeth is the author of several popular parenting books, including the best-selling No-Cry Solution series:
The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution
The No-Cry Discipline Solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers
The No-Cry Potty Training Solution
The No-Cry Nap Solution
Perfect Parenting

Elizabeth and her husband, Robert are the parents of four children. For more information, excerpts, parenting articles, and contests visit the author's website at

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A baby encyclopedia 4 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Gentle Baby Care gives information on hundreds of topics. Each topic begins with a question, this is followed by general information in a “Learn About It” section, which is generally brief and concise. This is followed with more specific solutions, checklists, charts and such. And finishes with a list of websites and books as additional resources.
An example is the entry on “Colic”. It begins, “My baby is very fussy and cries a lot, mostly at the end of the day. Does she have colic?” The Learn About It area defines colic and describes the known causes.
This is followed by “Can Colic Be Prevented?” which explains health issues that can cause crying, and also tells what is known about colic prevention.
The next part “Things That May Help Your Baby” gives a long bullet list of many ideas that may help your baby feel better and stop crying.
As is typical in the book, there is yet another section called, “Tips for Coping” which gives tips on how YOU can handle this difficult time.
Next comes, “When Should I Call the Doctor?” with a bullet list to guide you on when you should be concerned.
The last section, “For More Information” guides you to several books on the subject, if you want to get into more detail.
The layout of this book allows for a quick yet thorough examination on topics that may arise during the first two years such as Bathing, Burping, Car Seat Crying, Constipation, Diaper changing (tips, choosing diapers, and what to do when your baby doesn’t want to be changed), Fever, Food allergies, Grandparents (both overzealous and reluctant), Immunizations, Massage, Milestones, Sleep (fabulous sections on this topic!), Travel, Visiting, Weaning. These are just a few examples.
I highly recommend this book as one to keep handy for the first two years.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read from A to Z! 1 Oct 2003
By A Customer
This wonderful reference book is easy to read. I have to say that when I am reading baby care books, I get bored, and tend to push the books at the back of my bookshelf. Not this book though! I kept reading! Even though I don’t have to worry about my daughter in a “Circumcision Decision”, I still read it that section because I found the book interesting and full of information.
I highly recommend this book to any parent-to-be. It’s best to get this as one of your pregnancy books just to see what’s ahead and be prepared from when things do happen.
I also found that if you don’t know your baby is suffering from Separation Anxiety, you’d look at the back of the book in the index under crying, which is a big part of separation anxiety, you’ll find that the crying index points to separation anxiety as well as other reasons for your baby to cry. (Just thought I’d point that out.)
I have to say Elizabeth Pantley has done it again! Having a mother write a book let’s you know that she knows what she’s talking about because she’s been there, done that. Thanks for the great read Elizabeth!
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent choice for any parent! 28 Sep 2009
This book was given to us when we had our first baby - we are both medical professionals and would have probably never bought this for ourselves. But we ended up using it quite frequently! It is an excellent resource and now I usually buy it as a gift for others that are expecting a baby!
Elizabeth Pantley is a wonderful author and quite knowleadgable; I highly recommend this and any other books she has written to new parents.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars written for an American market 18 Jun 2008
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I had great expections for this book and was disappointed with the contents. There are a few useful snippets gleaned from speed-reading, which is all that is required to complete the text and, in my opinion, better books for less cost are readily available.

There is a total bias towards an American reader, which I had not catered for and surprised me (the Sears' are Californian but happily neutralise their texts and accomodate different terms - in fact the newest edition of the Baby Book contains purely uk references which is invaluable).

On a positive note, it is written in an amicable style but that's about the appeal. It ts fairly basic knowledge that can be obtained from searching the web. Perhaps useful to complement a selection of baby books but I wouldn't bother if on a budget.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad 2 Dec 2009
By flo
ok, good advices I suppose. A bit too American for my taste but some may like it. The good things with it were that it was quite comprehensive and that topics were organised alphabetically, which make it easy to find answers.
not bad I suppose.
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