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Australia's bestselling guide to looking after under-fives.

Now you have a baby, what on earth are you going to do with it? Kaz Cooke delivers all the up-to-date, reliable info, with advice from the experts, including real mums and dads. Kidwrangling is funny, reassuring and practical, with no judgmental guruspeak about the right way to do things — just a range of great solutions for you to choose from.

This much-loved parenting bible has been in print since 2003 and Kaz keeps all the info bang up-to-the-minute with updates to every reprint.

BABIES
Getting through the first weeks; bosoms & bottles, sleeping & crying; coping, bonding & the blues; new mum & newborn health & mum's post-baby body; first food, teething & dummies and equipment.

TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS
Family food & using the loo; child care, teaching kids how to behave & getting ready for school; dealing with common illnesses.

PLUS
Emotional and physical development 0 to 5; immunisation, safety & travel; what dads need to know; birthday parties & presents; games, toys & activities; being at home or doing paid work; best ever lists of helplines and other contacts.

Reviews

Kaz's way of thinking will provide you with reassuring parenting advice - and a giggle too ... The book covers babies to preschoolers, so you can refer to it for years.

Pregnancy & Birth

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780670073986

    August 30, 2010

    Viking

    648 pages

    RRP $45.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Girl Stuff 8–12
Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy
Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years
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Should you Immunise Your Kids? Penguin Special
Escaping Control & Abuse: How to Get Out of a Bad Relationship & Recover from Assault
Women's Stuff
Wanda-Linda Goes Berserk
The Terrible Underpants
The Arts of Beauty & Hints to Gentlemen on the Art of Fascinating

Recommendations

Baby-led Weaning
The Princess Bitchface Syndrome 2.0
Fathers Who Dare Win
How Not to F*** Them Up
Growing Great Girls
The Strength Switch
Let Them Eat Dirt
The Gardener and the Carpenter
The Motherhood
The One-Week Baby Sleep Solution
The Popularity Illusion
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Spoonfed Generation
The Happiest Kids in the World
The Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook
Sex, Likes and Social Media
Questions Children Ask and How to Answer Them
The His and Hers Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
The Bump Class
The Calm and Happy Toddler