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The Baby Book: How to Enjoy Year One
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A Brilliant book for first timers who are not looking for too rigid a routine. Very helpful, practical and sensible advice.

So good I bought it for all my friends.
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on 28 December 2011
Fantastic book!!
Really helpful and informative!!
A must have for every mummy!!
Would highly recommend this book to anyone!!
A huge thank you Rachel.
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on 3 August 2007
There are two unmentionable words when you are in hospital around the midwives. One is bottle. And the other is routine.

However having compared families that feed their babies on demand and ones that try and introduce some kind of routine, routine really is a no brainer. Both you, and your baby, end up much happier as you have a pattern of events that you stick to every day.

Unlike Gina Ford who more or less slices up your day in fairly small segments, the joy with Rachel Waddilove's book and her routine is that there is flexibility. The feeding / changing / play etc times are done in 1-2 hour bands.

So the evening feed isn't done at 10pm sharp, rather it's done anytime after 10 with you waking your baby up if s/he is still asleep at 11pm. Similarly there is no cast iron rule to start the day feeds at 7am. If your baby has for example been up at 5, then rather than try again at 7, you then attempt to keep going until 9:45/10 thus getting your baby used to one morning feed instead of two.

As a result, Rachel Waddilove's book is a good alternative to Gina Ford for parents who still want some structure but can't regiment their lives to the nearest minute.

The book isn't filled with as many practical tips as Gina Ford's. But the fact remains, six weeks on and we have a baby who, while not quite sleeping through the night, is feeding at between 4-5am. I'm convinced that following Rachel Waddilove's schedule played a big part in getting us there.
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on 15 September 2014
This is the most practical book. The only book you'll need and I've bought them all! Good sound reassuring advice. Don't hesitate to buy.
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on 16 July 2014
Good for routine (similar to gina ford but with longer morning nap and more emphasis on routine beginning at 10am rather than 7am). But, it's draconian! I totally disagree with how much she advocates leaving your baby to cry. She even claims "recent studies show crying after feeds is habit" but doesn't cite which studies! Was it a study of 2 babies by Jo blogs or 2,000 babies? Rachel trained in Barnado's homes and I can see why letting baby "shout it out" for 20 minutes was a necessity there, but why would anyone do it with their own baby? I think her advice is dangerous for first time parents particularly, my daughter suffered with terrible trapped wind and had a misshapen head from being breech and trapped under my ribs, a cranial osteopath informed me she was in terrible pain every time I lay her on her back, hence her constant crying. Following rachel waddilove's advice I would have left her to scream in pain. Of course babies "self-soothe" if you leave them - they eventually learn that no matter how much they cry, mummy won't come. NOT something I want to teach my children. Also she advises giving breastfed babies up to 100ml of boiled water. Breastfed Babies do not need water and 100ml is a huge amount which could lead to baby filling up on water rather than milk and not gaining weight. This has been useful for helping me establish a routine with my second baby but I would not follow some of her recommendations in a million years.
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This speaks such common sense. Goes with flexibility of having a baby. If only baby would read this! A must have for mums to be .
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on 31 August 2015
This is a practical easy to read book, that every new mother needs. Especially if you want a great sleep routine.
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on 5 May 2015
Best book ever! Good sound advise, with recommendations for a routine in the day with some flexibility.
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on 5 March 2012
excellent book for new mums. Brought this for my wife who would be having a bay soon . Unputdownable .
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on 25 September 2010
loved this book and think anyone expecting a baby would find the advise in this book very useful.
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