The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting Paperback – 6 Apr 2006
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"Gina Ford is the Delia Smith of parenting...while Delia tells you how to make the perfect omelette, Gina Ford in her baby-care manual The Contented Little Baby Book, draws on 30 years' experience to tell you how to nurture the perfectly happy baby." YOU Magazine "For me she was an absolute godsend." -- Kate Winslet "It is hard to overestimate the good she has done...How to reward this great benefactor of mankind?...My wife takes the view that only sainthood will do." Peter Osborne, Political Editor, The Spectator "I devoured it (Contented Little Baby Book) in one sitting. It was hilarious. The claim that a baby of five months could be trained to sleep from 7am to 7pm made me laugh out loud. Little did I realise that this was the start of my conversion to the gospel according to St Gina. That Gina Ford would soon acquire an almost divine status in my life...I look back on my BGE (Before Gina Era) and think of how many of my babies has cried and cried as I ever more desperately struggled to get them to sleep...My only regret, of course, is that Gina did not write her book years ago, when my older children were born. I look in the mirror and wonder what a difference that would have made to the bags under my eyes. If motherhood had always been as easy as it seems this time, I might not have had five children - but 10. Maybe Ruth Kelly's secrets is that she has a copy of St Gina." -- Martine Oborne Evening Standard "This book could be your salvation!" The Daily Telegraph
This book could be your salvation! A quote from the "Daily Telegraph", but this cry could equally have come from the thousands of mothers who have put Gina Ford's kind but firm routines into practice and put some calm back into their lives. Sleep-starved nights, inconsolable crying, feeding on demand - stories that make the prospect of bringing a tiny baby home for the first time daunting for any proud new parent. Fully updated and with helpful input from clients, readers and mothers who simply love her routines, "The New Contented Little Baby Book" gives reassuring and practical advice to new parents that works from one of the UK's most respected and most talked about maternity nurses. Her secret is simple and amazing - a strategy developed through years of research and experience. When put into practice, 'Gina babies': sleep through the night from an early age; feed regularly and well from either breast or bottle; and are less likely to suffer from colic. And parents are calm and contented too!See all Product description
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Sharing maybe caring, but this book is as good as a user manual for a contented baby... Not letting mine outta my sight. Will keep purchasing new copies for expecting friends.
Also, I felt like the book was not very well written in the sense that it is not well structured in a way that is easy to follow.
Of course you can adapt it to fit into your family’s routine! I slightly altered the timings in the book, but I had very happy routined children, with 3 under 3 I had too!! It worked for them & me.
It’s great for recipes but also telling you what foods & why to introduce first and what to stay away from until they are older.
I’m using this again now with my baby ☺️
Although Gina Ford is known for being very controversial i dont understand why having read this book. She does not advocate leaving your baby crying, she does not make you leave them when they are hungry and she doesnt cause bonding issues like she is accused. If anything my little boy gets more interaction with us now as he is much happier, is sleeping well, is always full or happy that he will be fed soon which means that the time we spend playing with him he is smiling and cooing instead of the crying we were used to.
There are elements of this book i dont follow, for example i do not swaddle my son as he doesnt like it and he is doesnt take the full nap times (i throw in an additional nap sometimes if hes very tired) as he doesnt seem to be able to sleep for that long during the day. Mostly common sense but great for new mums as a reassuring read!