A guide to taking care of your bump, your baby and yourself
Author: Bec Judd
Pubpsher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Health & Fitness
What you're not expecting, when you're expecting Bec Judd has been pregnant quite a lot: three pregnancies, three deliveries and four gorgeous newborn babies. From carrying a baby, delivering it, feeding it and raising it, Bec has experienced almost everything motherhood can throw at you and she wants to share the secrets and stories that she has learned along the way. Not to mention all those things about pregnancy, birth and motherhood that often come as a complete surprise. Join Bec and her dream team of experts (an obstetrician, a midwife, an ultrasound specialist, a women's health physio and a paediatric sleep specialist) as they take you month by month through your pregnancy. They will share their insider advice on the best ways to eat for two (or three!), stay in shape and get you and your baby sleeping well. This gorgeous, comprehensive handbook contains a wealth of honest, practical and sometimes hilarious advice to prepare you and your baby for life after birth.
As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to "sign and sing." Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.
A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On
Author: Eileen Behan
Pubpsher: Ballantine Books
THE TIME TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING HABITS AND SMART FOOD CHOICES FOR YOUR CHILD IS NOW. Unhealthy food is everywhere–colorfully packaged, cheap, and full of fat, calories, and sodium. It’s no wonder childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the last thirty years. As a result, by the time most people reach adulthood, they’re already wired to overeat. Family nutrition expert Eileen Behan posits that good nutrition and good eating habits start on day one. The Baby Food Bible features a guide to more than 100 foods recommended for infants and toddlers based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, tells parents when to introduce these foods into a child's diet, and emphasizes the importance of setting healthy eating routines that center on family meals at the dining room table–the perfect time to build good habits. In a clear, accessible style, Behan describes how to: • foster an appetite for a healthy variety of new foods (there’s more to life than string cheese) • avoid everyday pitfalls, such as relying on too much fruit juice or labeling your child a picky eater • establish a meal and snack schedule (children will feel more secure and eat better) • decipher the many labels and ingredient lists at the grocery store • prevent and treat common food-related issues, including allergies, colic, choking, and iron deficiency • encourage the foods that will discourage chronic disease, from high blood pressure to heart disease The Baby Food Bible also features an alphabetized index–from apples to zucchini–that explains how to buy, store, prepare, and serve more than 100 foods, with delicious recipes for every meal, wholesome snack ideas, and advice for eating out. There’s no better way to ensure your child will grow up to have a happy and healthy life! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Simple steps to enhance your fertility and improve your chances of getting pregnant
Author: Emma Cannon
Pubpsher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Health & Fitness
Written by one of the country’s leading complementary fertility specialists, The Baby-Making Bible draws together Emma Cannon’s years of experience and success in treating couples hoping to get pregnant. Her special plan blends the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine with the highest standards in Western medical practice. Whether you are trying for a natural conception or undergoing treatment for assisted conception, she offers a practical plan you can follow to create a fertile environment and encourage healthy baby-making. Emma approaches fertility in its widest context by taking you through her essential couples’ health and lifestyle check, and makes suggestions to help you achieve optimum dietary, environmental and emotional health. She also offers specific advice for anyone who has been diagnosed with unexplained infertility or who is embarking on fertility treatment. The book features a foreword by Dr Tim Evans. 'Emma Cannon is a new health guru' - RED magazine