The Wonder Weeks

How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward
Author: Frans X. Plooij,Hetty van de Rijt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789491882166
Category: Child rearing
Page: 510
View: 1880
The Wonder Weeks reveals what's going on inside baby's mind. Including a bonus chapter with everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior. The book includes: * Week-by-week guide to baby's behavior* When to expect the fussy behavior, what this implies (cranky, clingy, crying (the three C's) behavior) and how to deal with these regression periods (leaps)* A description from your baby's perspective of the world around him and how you can understand the changes he's going through* Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child* Unique insight into your baby's sleeping behaviour The book is based on the scientific- and parental-world-changing discovery of a phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more fussy at very nearly the same ages, regression periods, and sleep less in these phases. These age-related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention (regression periods) are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children. These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills. This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering. He's taken aback--everything has changed overnight. It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet. He needs you to guide him and understand what he is going through! Get ready to rediscover the world all over again with your baby... Bonus: Sleep, and the lack of sleep... that's something we all have to deal with when we have a baby. The bonus chapter includes everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior. Hint: did you know your baby learns (and there's a lot of brain activity) during those little, 'light' sleeps?

The Wonder Weeks

How to Turn Your Baby's 8 Great Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward
Author: Hetty Vanderijt,Frans Plooij
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781579546458
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 440
Your Baby's Developing Mind: What a Wonder-ful World! In The Wonder Weeks, you'll discover the specific dates during their first 14 months when all babies take eight major developmental leaps. And you'll learn how to help your baby through the eight great "fussy phases" that mark these leaps within a week or two. Wonder week by wonder week, you'll see how your baby's mind is developing. Now you will know which games and toys are best for your baby during each key week and how to encourage each leap forward. Calendars, charts, and checklists help you track your baby's progress-- and finally make sense of his fussy behavior. This is a baby book like no other. It will be your indispensable guide to the crucial "wonder weeks" of your baby's first year.

The Wonder Weeks Milestone Guide

Your Baby's Development, Sleep and Crying Explained
Author: Frans Plooij,Xaviera Plas-Plooij
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789491882173
Category: Child care
Page: 160
View: 9065
While The Wonder Weeks is all about babies first 20 month, The Wonder Weeks Milestone Guide informs parents on other topics than the mental health explained in The Wonder Weeks. Together they are the most complete resources for parents to turn to. One single book with all the answers why babies do what they do.Includes:Unique developmental charts; learn when the average age is when a baby is able to do something and what the minimum and maximum age is.Fill-in schedules; get insight into your baby's sleeping and crying behavior by filling in.Get an overview of your baby's teething schedule.Unique insights into babies' development.Practical and concise information From the authors of the number one bestselling book on infant mental development The Wonder Weeks.

Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
Author: John Medina
Publisher: Pear Press
ISBN: 0983263396
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 770
What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It’s self-control What you do right now—before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

My Wonder Weeks Diary

Author: Xaviera Plas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789491882180
Page: 144
View: 7433
This Deluxe Diary is your ultimate keepsake for all your beloved Wonder Weeks moments and more! Based on a unique method that enables you to track the things that really matter, discover the secrets behind your baby's unique character and create a treasure for later... a true Deluxe Edition!* Be the author of your own most treasured book.* Sibling of worldwide bestseller The Wonder Weeks.* Write, scrapbook and draw your ultimate keepsake.* Based on extensive research at top Universities.* Capture every developmental leap 0-20 months.* Makes you, the author, get an eye for the 'little things' that make huge developmental impact.* Luxury binding and printing with gold foil and golden ribbon.

Bébé Day by Day

100 Keys to French Parenting
Author: Pamela Druckerman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616997
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
View: 4246
À la carte wisdom from the international bestseller Bringing up Bébé In BRINGING UP BÉBÉ, journalist and mother Pamela Druckerman investigated a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and mostly calm parents. She set out to learn how the French achieve all this, while telling the story of her own young family in Paris. BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY distills the lessons of BRINGING UP BÉBÉ into an easy-to-read guide for parents and caregivers. How do you teach your child patience? How do you get him to like broccoli? How do you encourage your baby to sleep through the night? How can you have a child and still have a life? Alongside these time-tested lessons of French parenting are favorite recipes straight from the menus of the Parisian crèche and winsome drawings by acclaimed French illustrator Margaux Motin. Witty, pithy and brimming with common sense, BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles, to help parents find their own way.

The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep

Current Findings on Bedsharing, Breastfeeding, Sleep-Training, and Normal Infant Sleep
Author: Wendy Middlemiss,Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781939807045
Category: Child rearing
Page: 226
View: 854
The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep is a compilation of recent articles that address these important questions. Our goal was to bring together recent evidence about the safety of sleep practices so that parents and professionals can make informed, evidence-based decisions. The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep is a collaborative project by an international working group of experts on mother-baby sleep. Topics include: Bedsharing What should parents avoid and how can they make it safe? Does it increase the risk of SIDS? What is its impact on breastfeeding? Sleep-Training and Cry-It-Out Techniques Do they impact infant health and development? What should parents know? Involving Parents in Decisions about Infant Sleep What is normal infant sleep? How can parents calm a crying baby?"

Baby Milestones

What to Expect and how to Stimulate Your Child's Development from 0-3 Years
Author: Carol Cooper
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780600613541
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
View: 3388
"Written by a best-selling author who is also a doctor and mother of three, this fully illustrated guide helps parents understand every aspect of their baby's development during the first three precious years of life. From newborn to toddler to starting nursery school, here's what to expect at every stage: what's normal and when to worry; choosing toys; babyproofing; potty training; tantrums; siblings; medical checkups, and more, including issues for twins or triplets and premature and special needs babies. How do babies learn? Are gender characteristics inborn? Why do some babies do things sooner than others? The answers are fascinating. It's essential reading for all parents who wants to bring out the best in their baby or child."

Parenting Without Borders

Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us
Author: Christine Gross-Loh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583335471
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 308
View: 6506
Outlines recommended parenting strategies while identifying provocative disadvantages in typical American childhoods, drawing on child-rearing strategies from a range of cultures to cover topics ranging from co-sleeping and child resilience to academic achievement and self-esteem.

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

A Step-by-step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
Author: Marc Weissbluth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0553394800
Page: 688
View: 8753
The latest research on the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep different sleep needs for different temperaments stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock.

Your Baby Week By Week

The ultimate guide to caring for your new baby
Author: Caroline Fertleman,Simone Cave
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446447650
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
View: 495
Finding out what to expect during each week of pregnancy is easy; the shops are heaving with informative guides. Yet when the baby finally arrives and you are left to face the weeks of unpredictability and worry that a newborn baby brings, there are no week-by-week baby manuals to offer the advice, information and reassurance you need. Your Baby Week By Week is the guide you've been crying out for. Each chapter covers just one week of a baby's development, and, ideal for tired and anxious parents, the week is divided into sections so that you can quickly and easily skim the chapter and find the information you're looking for. It covers the basics - sleep, feeding, crying, washing, play and development - as well as being packed full of vital information and handy tips for checking a baby's progress, including: - which vaccinations he needs and when - how much milk/feeds he needs - planning ahead - specific problems you may encounter, such as colic, and how to deal with them Clearly laid out and written by two experienced mothers - one a paediatrician, the other the Daily Mirror's health editor, this is a reassuring and practical guide to help you through the crucial first six months of parenthood.

The Baby Book

Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
Author: William Sears,Martha Sears,Robert Sears,James Sears
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316045691
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 704
View: 9191
The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.

Boost Your Breast Milk

An All-in-one Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply
Author: Alicia C. Simpson
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615193464
Page: 243
View: 2219
"An essential addition to the breastfeeding bookshelf--packed with proven strategies and foods that will maximize Mom's supply of breast milk, "

7 Secrets of the Newborn

Secrets and (Happy) Surprises of the First Year
Author: Robert C. Hamilton M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250114438
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 7639
From the pediatrician who became an Internet sensation with the “Hamilton Hold” in a YouTube video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the earliest moments of your child’s life—and help you to parent with common sense and confidence. Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has spent more than three decades caring for newborns. In his practice, Dr. Bob has seen it all—what works, what doesn’t. How can you get your baby to nurse, sleep, and maybe even cease crying? What strategies can help you connect and communicate with your infant? What important decisions will you make during the first year for your child, yourself, and your partner? Here, Dr. Bob shares his clear, sensible, warm advice—as well as all the latest scientific data and research—on how to: • Offer comfort to a crying newborn using the “Hold” • Gently teach your baby how to sleep (and get some sleep yourself) • Establish healthy patterns • Breastfeed, formula-feed, or bottle-feed using either • Play! • Manage screen time in your home • And more to help you navigate the unforgettable first year of your child’s life.

Phases of the Moon

Author: Gillia M. Olson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736896177
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 5718
Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. Encourage new readers to discover the order of the natural world with the Patterns in Nature set. From day and night to bibernation, young readers gain insight into a world that is both predictable and full of surprises.

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
Author: Dr. Harvey Karp
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006211333X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 384
View: 6426
America’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, now focuses his unparalleled knowledge, experience, and insight on solving the #1 concern of parents everywhere: sleep. With The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr. Karp—arguably the world’s foremost parenting expert and bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block—offers invaluable tips on how to help your newborn, infant, or toddler get the rest they need, while debunking some of the most widely held myths about babies and sleep. Dr. Karp’s advice has already be sought after by some of Hollywood’s brightest stars—including Michelle Pfeiffer, Pierce Brosnan, and Madonna—and now his The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep can help anyone guide even the most resistant small child gently toward wonderful, restful, healthful slumber, so that mom and dad can enjoy a good night’s sleep themselves!

Baby and Toddler Basics

Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions
Author: Tanya Altmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610021265
Page: 260
View: 6426
Parents of children from birth to age three will find answers to their most-frequently asked questions about child health and wellness in this easy-to-understand volume. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, practicing pediatrician and frequent contributor to NBC's "Today" show, helps parents with friendly, straightforward guidance in an easily digestible question and answer format. Baby and Toddler Basics focuses on parents' top 150 questions, based on Dr. Tanya's years in practice. An internet search of these questions could yield dozens of answers, many from dubious sources. Dr. Tanya addresses parents' concerns with the expertise of a pediatrician backed by the trusted authority of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Baby and Toddler Basics' clear Q&A layout means it's just as fast as Googling, but with answers parents can trust, based on medically-sound AAP policy. Topics covered in Baby and Toddler Basics include Breastfeeding Developmental stages Fever First Aid and injuries General baby care Poop Safe sleep and sleep challenges Stomach ache and illness Vaccines and much more! Dr. Tanya's clear answers to these frequently asked questions will help parents take the right actions at home and alert them when it would be best to call their pediatrician. With Baby and Toddler Basics parents can keep their own "portable pediatrician" in their diaper bag or on their nightstand, always ready with reassuring answers.

The Wonder Years

The Essential Guide to Child Development for Ages 0-5
Author: M. Ward Platt
Publisher: Carroll & Brown
ISBN: 9781904760238
Category: Child care
Page: 240
View: 2421
During the first five years, a child develops from a helpless infant into an individual who has mastered a wide range of skills. The Wonder Years looks at this process of development, the ideal patterns of growth, how manipulative, movement, social, and mental skills are acquired, how the personality is formed, and when bowel and bladder control is acquired. Parents need to be aware of whether their children are acquiring the skills they need to develop their full potentials-and at the optimum time. Moreover, they can provide the ideal conditions for abilities to flourish. The Wonder Years highlights normal variances, and suggests specific observations to make. It also shows, through a variety of fun-filled activities, how easy it is to promote development and to create an environment in which a child can fluorish physically, mentally, and emotionally. Finally, it enables parents to understand how certain factors affect development.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns: Amazing Sleep from Day One – For Baby and You

Author: Elizabeth Pantley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 125964118X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 9282
“Elizabeth Pantley spins her baby magic! She towers above her competitors by showing us what babies really need, and how best to give it to them. ” James J. McKenna, PhD, Director, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame You have a newborn, so sleep is impossible, right? Wrong! In the womb, babies sleep up to twenty hours per day. Clearly newborns don’t need to be “trained” how to sleep – they know how, and they’ve had plenty of practice. So why do most parents have trouble getting their newborns to sleep? Elizabeth Pantley, a world-renowned expert on children’s sleep, created this guide to explain the ways we unintentionally prevent an infant’s natural sleep to occur, and to teach us the simple but powerful ways to maximize our newborn’s naps and nighttime sleep. Once you’ve learned the 15 Keys to Amazing Newborn Sleep you’ll easily make adjustments to how you treat your baby’s sleep. You don’t have to keep logs nor follow schedules or rules. Just by being aware of this information you will do things to improve sleep that you wouldn’t have known to do otherwise. With The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns, you will learn: ● the things that trick us into disrupting a baby’s sleep ● how to identify the perfect moment for a nap ● ways to create a sleep-inducing environment ● tips to reduce the number of night wakings ● how to set the stage for great sleep throughout babyhood The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns was field-tested by 122 test families with newborns. Their input refined the ideas to make them easy to understand and follow – by even the most sleep-deprived parent. When you apply these Keys you can help your baby sleep well and peacefully. And guess what? When your baby sleeps – you will, too!

The Tantrum Survival Guide

Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again
Author: Rebecca Schrag Hershberg
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462529712
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 250
View: 9305
If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, chances are you know a thing or two about tantrums. While those epic meltdowns can certainly be part of "normal" toddler behavior, they are still maddening, stressful, and exhausting--for everyone involved. What can you do to keep your cool and help your child calm down? Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, child psychologist and mother of two, has a unique understanding of both the science behind tantrums and what works in the heat of the moment to nip blowups in the bud. With her customizable plan, you'll learn: *Why your toddler's developing brain is hardwired for "big emotions." *What you may be doing (unintentionally) to encourage outbursts. *Ways to use structure and routines to help your child feel secure. *How to reduce tantrums at tough times of day, from wake-up to bedtime. *Strategies for managing tantrums under difficult circumstances, from travel to moving to divorce. *Ways to deepen your parent–child connection--starting right now.