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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice book but made me feel inadequate..., 9 Aug 2008
This review is from: The Contented Baby's First Year: The secret to a calm and contented baby: A Month-by-month Guide to Your Baby's Development (Hardcover)
I bought this just a few weeks before my first baby was born at the end of last year, I found the first couple of chapters on general baby care and newborn very useful but then as the months went by, Gina seems to imply your baby 'should' be doing this and that and I sometimes felt that my baby didnt measure up to her exacting standards and her patronising tones made me feel inadequate as a first time mother. Her strict routines are well known and of course they are in here, not as detailed as in some of the other books but detailed enough for those of us who seem to muddle through and have babies not so suited to routines.
I thought the photos were nice and some of the babycare information was good however this could all be got elsewhere in more detail, i.e. Miriam Stoppard, 'What to expect' books etc.
If you are a fan of Gina and would like to get your baby into a routine as early as possible this book is for you. However be warned it may make you feel a little inadequate as the months go on!!
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2008 11:40:01 GMT
very much agree with the negative points. I bought this book and re-sold it on ebay within three days. Very patronising and annoying style of writing. If strict routines are for you and you want somebody to tell you exactly how things should be done, then fine. Otherwise buy "Your Baby Week by Week: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your New Baby", has been much more useful to me!
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