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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best guide for new mums, 27 Jun 2012
I read every single book going when I was expecting my first baby. I did NCT classes, quizzed my friends with children and googled endlessly for answers to my million questions about how on earth I was going to cope.
About two weeks after my little boy was born a friend recommended Your Baby Week by Week. It became my baby bible and every other book was shelved. It's clear, easy to read and because it's a week by week guide you only have to read and absorb the particular week you're dealing with - essential when you're a new, sleep deprived mum with endless anxieties and advice coming at you from all directions.
I loved knowing what to expect each week (even though my baby was far from textbook) and the straight forward advice made me feel calm and relaxed instead of under pressure because my baby wasn't sleeping at set times or feeding on a strict schedule from day one.
There are no funny routines or strict guidelines. The advice is clear and simple. And it's written by real mums - not nannies, who may have looked after plenty of children, but who cannot possibily understand the extra pressure of caring for your own child.
I have bought endless copies of this book,and have given one to every expectant friend. Everyone loves it and I couldn't recommend it enough.