The prospect of bringing a new baby home when you already have a toddler can be extremely daunting. Life with a newborn baby is tiring and challenging enough but with a demanding elder brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope?
Written in the same reassuring, accessible style as her bestselling The Contented Little Baby Book, The Contented Baby with Toddler Book is full of practical tips and sanguine advice that will calm and reassure all panicked parents. A major feature of the book is the adaptable routines, specifically designed to help you structure your day and meet all the needs of your toddler and your new baby... and still have time for lots of cuddles.
By using Gina's easy-to-follow methods not only will you have a contented baby who feeds regularly and sleeps through the night from an early age, but also a happy, involved toddler who remains calm and co-operative during this unsettled time.
Gina Ford is Britain's bestselling childcare author whose first publication The Contented Little Baby has sold over a million copies and keeps going! With over thirty years hands-on experience as a maternity nurse, 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 calmly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: www.contentedbaby.com and has published over twenty parenting books.
1: Acknowledgement 2: Introduction 1: Preparing for the Second Baby 1: Are we ready for another child? 2: Getting pregnant again 3: Coping with your pregnancy and your toddler 4: Preparing your toddler for the new arrival 2: Preparing for the Birth 5: Your childcare plans 6: Preparing your toddler for the birth 7: Preparing your toddler for the new baby 8: Getting things ready for the baby 9: Getting your home ready for the new baby 10: Getting ready for the big day 11: The final days - waiting for labour 3: Birth and Beyond 12: Recovery after birth 13: Introducing your toddler to the new baby 14: Arriving home 15: The first few weeks 16: Feeding the baby 17: Eating well 18: Shopping 19: Getting out and about 20: Household chores 21: Getting help from family and friends 22: Your toddler's reactions to the new baby 4: Establishing Routines 23: Establishing the Contented Little Baby and Toddler Routine 24: Establishing CLB breast-feeding 25: Establishing bottle-feeding 26: Sleep 27: A typical routine for a Contented Little Baby and Toddler 28: Adjusting the routines 29: Important recommendations 5: Weeks One to Two 30: Starting the routine 31: Routine for Baby and Toddler - one to two weeks 32: Changes to be made during the one- to two-week routine 33: Advancing to the two- to four-week routine 6: Weeks Two to Four 34: Routine for Baby and Toddler - two to four weeks 35: Changes to be made during the two- to four-week routine 7: Weeks Four to Six 36: Routine for Baby and Toddler - four to six weeks 37: Changes to be made during the four- to six-week routine 8: Weeks Six to Eight 38: Routine for Baby and Toddler - six to eight weeks 39: Changes to be made during the six- to eight-week routine 9: Weeks Eight to Twelve 40: Routine for Baby and Toddler - eight to twelve weeks 41: Changes to be made during the eight- to twelve-week routine 42: Moving on to the three- to four-month routine 10: Months Three to Four 43: Routine for Baby and Toddler - three to four months 44: Changes to be made during the three- to four-month routine 11: Months Four to Six 45: Routine for Baby and Toddler - four to six months 46: Changes to be made during the four- to six-month routine 12: Months Six to Nine 47: Routine for Baby and Toddler - six to nine months 48: Changes to be made during the six- to nine-month routine 13: Months Nine to Twelve 49: Routine for Baby and Toddler - nine to twelve mont 50: Changes to be made during the nine- to twelve-month routine 14: Problem-Solving 51: Myths, misconceptions and questions surrounding the Contented Little Baby routines 52: Feeding problems 53: Sleeping problems 54: Weaning problems 55: Fussy eating 56: Bedtime battles 57: Socialising - out and about, sibling rivalry 15: Common Problems in the First Year 58: General problems 1: Burping 2: Colic 3: Crying 4: Dummies 5: Hiccups 6: Possetting 7: Reflux 59: Common feeding problems 8: Difficult feeder 9: Excessive night feeding 10: Sleepy feeder 11: Low milk supply 12: Refusal of milk 13: Refusal of solids 14: Fussy feeder 60: Common sleeping problems 15: Difficulties in settling 16: Early-morning waking 17: Excessive night waking 18: Illness: the effect on sleep 19: The lunchtime nap 20: Teething and night waking 61: Appendix I: Baby and Toddler Menu Planner 1: 7-9 months 2: 9-12 months 62: Appendix II: FSID Advice to Reduce the Risk of Cot Death 3: Useful Addresses 4: Further Reading 5: Contented Baby and Toddler Newsletter 6: Index