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The New Contented Little Baby Book book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Contented Little Baby Book, based on Gina F. . Her best-selling guide The Contented Little Baby Book, first published in , advises new parents to break down their day into five-minute. Pris: kr. Häftad, Finns i lager. Köp The New Contented Little Baby Book av Gina Ford på maroc-evasion.info
Maybe Ruth Kelly's secrets is that she has a copy of St Gina. She continues to be the number one bestselling author of childcare books in the UK. Her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep soundly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: Rating details.
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It is full of terrible advice for new mums and can lead to serious bonding issues and depression. This book is full of terrible advice. This book is not about doing the best for your baby, but forcing your baby to do what you want them to do and ignoring their emotional needs for bonding and closeness. The advice in this book is not backed by science or research and may very harmful in the long run, even if it makes a parent's life easier for the short term.
I bought this book before my son was born, and while I never really read it from cover to cover it was a fantastic reference to have. The routines suggested by Gina were a very helpful guideline, although I would advise to only use them as a guideline and not as gospel as it can be quite disappointing when things don't go 'by the book'.
Gina can be a little black and white with no areas of grey, which I didn't really like. However, her book got us through the difficult newborn stage and on through the first year. Do people seriously inflict this on their babies?
Makes me sad. My husband and I decided to follow Gina's routine after seeing the success that friends had and i'm delighted to say it worked fantastically for us and continues to do so. The book is easy to follow and of all the parents I know who have stuck with it our babies have slept through early, been great eaters and happy little ones.
The basis of the book is to help you get into a routine that provides for your baby to have enough food in the day and sleep so they aren't too tired to eat so that they will sleep for extended periods at night.
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Please enter manually: As if the baby is simply a machine to be programmed rather than a life to be nurtured. Jul 03, Yvonne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 17, TyLean rated it it was ok. I was given this book by my sister-in-law and told to read it with a grain of salt. I did read it, cover-to-cover, 5 months ago, during the last few weeks of my pregnancy.
Parents of infants barely have time to get themselves showered let alone iron bedsheets.
I also developed a great deal of skepticism upon reading that Gina Ford does not have childr I was given this book by my sister-in-law and told to read it with a grain of salt. I also developed a great deal of skepticism upon reading that Gina Ford does not have children of her own.
However, having absolutely no experience with babies or children, I decided to reserve judgement on this book until after a few months of real life with a baby. I have a 4 month old baby boy, and I am constantly receiving compliments about how happy, contented and well behaved he is. He has already been on 4 transatlantic flights and hardly made a peep for any of them.
And guess what He sleeps when he's tired. He eats when he's hungry. He plays in between I think Gina Ford's perspective is skewed by the fact that she is a professional who gets called in for children with problems.
Therefore, she thinks ALL children will develop problems if they don't follow her routine. I think that's as silly as thinking that every child who eats sweets will develop diabetes.
Babies are individuals, and they all have different personalities. Trying to fit them all into one little box is ridiculous.
I have given this book 2 stars instead of 1 , because there are some good tips, and it is worth keeping habit forming in mind. I'm sure that there are some people who had babies with sleeping problems who have found this book a godsend.
It's possible that I may have a second baby in a few years who isn't as contented as my first born and find this book the answer to my problems. However, as general reading for expecting parents, I advise avoiding this book.
Jul 06, Lori rated it it was amazing. Great advice about many many things, given in a non-pushy way. Other books push the advice on you, but this one feels more like suggestions being offered by a friend. My only complaint is with the section on items to download. It is outdated, and would be great for the author to provide an update. For example, when looking for a crib, the author says to check the drop down bar to make sure it doesn't squeak and glides easily.
When I went to the store looking for said drop down bar, I was told these we Great advice about many many things, given in a non-pushy way. When I went to the store looking for said drop down bar, I was told these were deemed unsafe and outlawed years ago. The thing to look for now is, since the bar doesn't move, make sure you can lean over it easily to pick up and put down the baby. Other than this one outdated chapter, I learned so much from this book.
We'll have to see how well it does with helping me raise a contented baby in a few months! I think this book is even more amazing now that my baby is fully on schedule at 4 months old. She sleeps 7pm-7am, with being woken up for a 10pm feeding. From what friends and family and even the pediatrician say, this is pretty amazing!
Sep 29, Aija added it Shelves: Jan 22, Kiran rated it it was amazing. I don't care about the controversies over this book; I got a lot out of it. It has really helped to shape the first few months of my daughter's life. It's worth a read even if you don't follow the "routine" as it's laid out.
It gives a lot of good tips and just gives you something to aim for in a day. This book has read like an unwanted advice - like the ones you get from people who comes with general wisdoms, because a they were one of the rare lucky ones and had it easy, or b have no clue about reality. View all 3 comments. Aug 11, Nicole Naunton rated it liked it. Many friends recommended this book but while at the hospital it was universally scorned by the midwives and nurses.
The routines seem so complicated. I can't see how anyone could follow such strict, rigid rules for a baby. Mar 13, Karlie Ritchie added it. Terrible advice for new mums; how to set yourself up for failure! After reading many books that focused on theory and lacked detailed directions, I thought this was exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, this was too far to the other extreme for me, but I do think it still has a lot to offer.
If you are looking for a very concrete schedule with specific times and detailed instructions, then this is the perfect book for you. At a time when I was still trying to learn about my baby, I found this to be extremely overwhelming to follow and after a few days After reading many books that focused on theory and lacked detailed directions, I thought this was exactly what I was looking for.
At a time when I was still trying to learn about my baby, I found this to be extremely overwhelming to follow and after a few days of waking her for feedings, I learned that my baby objects to being woken up! I also found that I spent more time stressing over what came next than enjoying time with my baby and I felt that she wasn't particularly supportive of breast feeding. Please don't misunderstand me, she never frowns on it directly and there are entire sections dedicated to it, but since this style of parenting accounts for every detail, not knowing how much a baby has eaten doesn't quite fit with that model.
Especially since a baby who wants to nurse longer than her time allots for throws off the rest of the schedule. That last point has made a HUGE difference for me since knowing how much the baby has eaten takes the guess work out of middle of the night wakings i. May 12, Merrita rated it it was amazing. I was beyond desperate, had not slept for longer than hrs in any 24hour period and had postnatal depression. The I was given advise from GP to give baby medication for colic.
It was all to much. This book saved me and my relationship with my first born. My mother and mother in law loved this book. They cared for their own babies in a very similar way and it made sense to them. My second child was a completely different story. Dec 28, Ricki rated it really liked it. I've read 7 books now on baby sleep, and here is what I have learned: Babies are different.
Here are the more memorable books in order from easy to hard. On the other end of the spectrum, 6 on this list assumes that your baby needs to be forced into to be a rigid, drill-sergeant schedule, to basically sleep-deprive them during the day so they will sleep 8 hours in I've read 7 books now on baby sleep, and here is what I have learned: On the other end of the spectrum, 6 on this list assumes that your baby needs to be forced into to be a rigid, drill-sergeant schedule, to basically sleep-deprive them during the day so they will sleep 8 hours in a row at night, for the sake of everyone's sanity.
Baby Sleep Book I have to put this one at 1 because it's obviously the first one on the spectrum. Sears is famous for giving advice to co-sleep, demand feed, basically do whatever baby wants. But if that worked, I wouldn't need to read books to get our lives in order, so I didn't even bother reading this one. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer Best attitude, mostly good advice.
I wish this had worked for us. Baby Wise How to set up a schedule and understand the shifting sleep needs of your growing baby. Definitely read the book instead of just googling how to do it. Interesting to read the psychology of what to do and why. Contented Little Baby A rigid, probably somewhat arbitrary timetable. Great for twins, because if you don't keep a timetable they will not nap at the same times, and then your household is chaos.
Jul 29, Deanne rated it liked it. The jury is still out for me on this book. I have a couple friends that swear by this book and their babies were sleeping from 7pm to 7am by nearly 12 weeks. This was NOT the case for me. However, there were a couple tips that I found helpful. Even though I was breastfeeding the author suggests introducing one bottle feed in the late evening that dad can do between weeks old. This definitely helped me get some much needed sleep early on.
And now Archer can seamlessly go from a bottle to bre The jury is still out for me on this book. And now Archer can seamlessly go from a bottle to breastfeeding without a problem. The other tip that helped me was to start the day at a specific time no matter what happens in the night. So when 7am hit, we were up and running and he would get his first feed even if it had been less than 3 hours since his previous one. That way we could keep our entire day on track and not have it adjusted according to how his night went.
Jan 09, Paul rated it it was ok Shelves: The book might be 50 pages shorter if the author cut out all of the sentences which contain the phrase, "if people followed my routines properly The routines, if they work, seem useful and my wife and I do plan on giving them a go, but even our doctor told us that we shouldn't stick to a strict feeding schedule. I think there is some valuable information in this book for new parents, such as things you need to get before The book might be 50 pages shorter if the author cut out all of the sentences which contain the phrase, "if people followed my routines properly I think there is some valuable information in this book for new parents, such as things you need to get before your baby arrives, but you can also find this info for free anywhere on the internet.
The book can and needs to be shorter. Most of it just seems like filler. Dec 27, May-Ling rated it did not like it Shelves: I'm excellent at logistics obsessed one might say and even i think this book this is far over the top.
I picked up a few tips, but the idea of scheduling your child's life down to minute increments every day is so unreali i picked this up after seeing the author's methods referenced positively on a couple of baby message boards. I picked up a few tips, but the idea of scheduling your child's life down to minute increments every day is so unrealistic its laughable. I found myself wondering when the parents can find time in her suggested schedule to shower, eat, go to the bathroom or do anything for themselves at all Dec 21, Vanessa rated it really liked it.
A friend gifted me this book as a baby shower gift and it was infinitely helpful to me. A lot of books said things like give the baby a dream feed but no one told me what a dream feed was or how to do it.
Being an absolute novice, I loved this book as it walked me through turning the light on and at what time etc. As with anything, use it as a guide, not the Gospel. Oct 19, Shannon Scott rated it did not like it. This author preaches sleep training through controlled crying and self settling in babies. Self settling is a skill an infant has to develop, it can't be taught.
Learned helplessness can be taught through controlled crying. The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health have a position statement search on google outlining their concerns with controlled crying. Don't bother with this book - either your baby will sleep or they won't. May 26, Tricia rated it liked it. Didn't think that a baby book would be my most controversial book choice of Don't really get the nazi nanny accusations. Personally found it a useful read. Although glad to be finished and back on to the world of fiction.
Aug 25, Phil added it. This is a great book. Very strict in its approach which can be manipulated to suit the parent. Used it for 2 out of 3 children and they have been very content. Mar 04, Victoria Rogowski rated it really liked it. This book receives a lot of unfair criticism.