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First-time Mum Surviving and Enjoying your baby's first year by Hollie Smith

First-time Mum Surviving and Enjoying your baby's first year

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First-time Mum Surviving and Enjoying your baby's first year by Hollie Smith

Why won't my baby stop crying? Will I ever lose this baby weight? How can I get a decent night's sleep? Who am I - Help?! A new baby doesn't come with an instruction manual but it feels like it should! It can be utterly terrifying when you bring your baby home for the first time, and nothing quite prepares you for the joys (and sometimes, horrors!) yet to come. First-time Mum addresses all your worries and gives you the practical advice you need to start coping wonderfully with a new bundle of life at home, including advice on how to: * Bond and play with your baby (the fun bits) * Cope with tiredness and feeling like the living dead * Identify your baby's cries and stop tears * Feed your baby and make sure he/she is happy and healthy * Adapt and cope with life at home and the (sometimes) dreaded return to work! * Understand your emotions and the change in mum/dad relationships


'First-time mums can now turn to new voice Hollie Smith who writes in such an engaging style that she sounds like your knowledgeable big sister...First Time Mum is a friendly guide with down-to-earth tips and advice covering both emotional and practical matters...the book features real-life families so is full of first-hand experiences too. If you are feeling like a deflated balloon, both physically and mentally, you might find comfort in the fact that you are not alone and there are all kinds of strategies for dealing with the fairly common baby blues ...as well as offering you reassurance to help you get through some difficult times, First Time Mum details all you need to know on the daily routines of feeding, changing nappies and settling baby down to sleep.' * Family Interest Magazine * 'I love how Holly writes- I felt like reading it I was sitting chatting with a friend having a cuppa in a cafe- it's not preachy, it's full of helpful advice and there's enough it'll help you make your own mind up. It's also an easy read, as I remember those early days, and actually reading anything was a task in itself... I wish this book had been available when I was pregnant....Highly recommended by us!' * We Love Books: Mum Friendly * I couldn't put this book down...crammed with must-know advice...informative and funny, I felt as if the author truly understood what I'm going through -- Catherine Jones, Mum to Freddie, six months * Pregnancy&Birth Magazine *'

About the Author

Hollie Smith is the author of 10 successful parenting books including First-time Mum. Hollie is a parenting author and she's also a mother of two.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd July 2012


Hollie Smith

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White Ladder Press Ltd an imprint of Crimson Publishing


272 pages


Pregnancy, birth & baby care



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