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After all, this book promises to teach parents tried and tested methods to get their baby to sleep through the night by the time they are 10 weeks old.
For parents who are craving their first night of unbroken sleep, Ford's book may be the answer.
Ford's methods conjure up the image of a strict and loving old nanny from yesteryear. Her techniques go against the grain of many currently popular parenting philosophies. For example, Ford, an experienced maternity nurse, is against demand feeding, believes in the necessity of waking a sleeping baby in order to establish a daily routine. Her philosophy may not be the norm today, but Ford is confident of her methods based on years of experience handling hundreds of babies.
Providing an hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide on how to get a new baby into a routine, the book includes feeding and sleeping schedules based on a baby's age. The Contented Little Baby Book provides so much information that it may be necessary to keep this paperback book handy for reference should you employ Ford's techniques.
Experienced parents may not benefit from Ford's methods, but first-time parents may learn a lot from her ideas, and for the discerning reader of parenting books, this one is a must have. For the reader who would like to weigh other parenting methods before adopting Ford's techniques, the following books may be of interest: The Baby Book, by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.; What to Expect in the first year, by Eisenberg, Murkoff and Hathaway; and Your Baby and Child, by Penelope Leach. --Abbe Jacobson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Terrible book that really does not follow the natural sleeping patterns of babies and her plan is out dated. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Nadia Hajat
Like a lot of other mums I started reading this book when I was pregnant. Whilst it sounded like a bit of a challenge (not being the most organised person) I thought it makes sense... Read morePublished 7 days ago by J E Knaus
I tried following these routines loosely however my baby just will not stay awake for the amount of time during the day that he is 'supposed' to. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Holly
Only a few chapters through but already a fab little book and one that will no doubt be referred to on a number of occasions.Published 12 days ago by Mrs K E Piercey
If you want parenting advice from a morbidly obese childless sociopath, then buy Gina Ford's book.
I was told this was an excellent book which will bring "structure... Read more
Every woman should read this during pregnancy to prepare for life after birth! Very readable and practical. Can dip into relevant sections as required. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GT
Too hard on poor babies, you cannot possibly think of being so strict with newborns. I found other books on the subject to be a lot more educational and correct.Published 1 month ago by L. Bertolatti