Answers to the questions real mum and dads have during the first year.There isn't one perfect way of parenting: every single baby and family is unique. Feeling confident, authentic and positive about your role as a parent is key to building a loving relationship. This book helps you find your parenting style so you can be the parent you want to be.Written by Sarah Beeson MBE, who has over 40 years hands-on experience of working as a health visitor, this book is full of the author's secrets and tried and tested strategies on breastfeeding, sleeping, weaning, calming your baby and forming a secure attachment.Nurturing, practical and refreshingly honest, this book embraces the idea that one-size parenting doesn't fit all, but with Sarah Beeson's book to hand you have a best friend with great advice and a gentle approach to guide you through the first.
In 1969, 17-year-old Sarah arrived in Hackney in the East End of London to begin her nursing career. Six years later she went into health visiting, practising for over 35 years in Kent and Staffordshire, and building up a lifetime's expertise and stories through working with babies and families. In 1998 Sarah received the Queen's Institute for Nursing Award and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for Services to Children and Families by Queen Elizabeth II. She later married and became Sarah Beeson. Now she divides her time between Staffordshire and London.