“ Babies & Toddlers demystifies the good, the bad and the ugly moments of parenting. ”
Sunday Herald Sun
November 19, 2018
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So, you’ve finished reading Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy, and now you’ve thrown it at the wall and you’re shouting ‘Yes, but what do I do now the bloody baby has arrived, you dreadful slattern?!’ Hey, I get it, you’re sleep deprived and need to know which end to put the nappy on. So here’s the sequel, all about what to do with babies and toddlers. Some people say we shouldn’t need a book, we should just follow our ‘instincts’ like animals do. Piffle. Some lions eat their cubs – which I don’t recommend – and squid never even meet their own children. If you want to take toilet training advice from a crocodile, you’re on your own, sunshine. None of us are born with parenting skills and instincts, we develop them.
It can be scary being a new parent. The good news is, you’re already a good parent, because you care enough to look at a book about it. And this is the safest time ever in history, and one of the very best places in the world to have a baby. Immunisation, medical care and good food mean your baby already has a huuuuge head start in life. What isn’t so good is that lots of modern parents, especially mums, can feel more isolated and alone, and online ‘information’ can be dodgy, advertising, or just plain bonkers.Continue Reading
In Babies & Toddlers, Kaz Cooke helps parents understand a child’s physical, emotional and communication development milestones, from six-week-old babies through to three-year-olds. Including hints on fun ways to encourage development, and when (or whether) to see a doctor, Babies & Toddlers has it covered.
In Babies & Toddlers, Kaz Cooke explains there will be days that your toddler will not be interested in much food, the next they’ll be ‘on the fang’. Keeping up with this can be frustrating, and patience is key. In Babies & Toddlers there are tips to get even the fussiest toddlers eating.