This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
General Baby Books
The New Contented Little Baby Book by Gina FordThe perfect baby book for new moms and dads! You've just had a baby. Everything is perfect. Then the hospital sends you home--without an instruction manual... Baby expert Gina Ford comes to the rescue with her newly revised hour-by-hour, week-by-week guide. One of Great Britain's top parenting experts, she draws on more than twenty years of experience researching and studying the natural sleep rhythms and feeding patterns of babies to ease the stresses and worries of new parents. In this new edition, you'll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night. In addition to advice on sleep training, Ford shares her expertise on feeding schedules, colic, crying, teething, illness, pacifiers, separation anxiety, and setting up the perfect nursery. With this easy-to-follow guide, Ford will have your whole family sleeping through the night--happily and peacefully--in no time.
Call Number: 649.1FOR
The Baby Whisperer by Tracy HoggThe Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems provides solutions to hundreds of baby care problems, including the Big Three: sleep, feeding and behaviour, from infancy to the age of 3. Tracy demystifies the magic she has performed with some five thousand babies. She teaches parents how to work out what kind of baby they have, what kind of mother and father they are, and what kind of parenting plan will work best for them. Believing that babies need to become part of the family - rather than dominate it - she has developed a practical programme that works with infants as young as a day old.
Life after Birth by Kate FigesForget about the baby for just one minute; what about you? New motherhood changes everything. Few women are prepared for the radical shifts in identity, emotional intensity and relations with friends, family and the father of their child. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book that first bust the conspiracy of silence surrounding the upheaval of new motherhood, Kate Figes draws on medical and historical research, the invention of 'good' motherhood as well as personal testimony to reassure new mothers everywhere that they are not only normal if they find things difficult, but also doing fine.
Call Number: 618.2FIG
The Wonder Weeks by Xaviera Plas-plooij et al.With nearly 4 million downloads, The Wonder Weeks app is a must-have. The revised and updated book, with exclusive material, is the perfect companion or gift. What to expect the first 20 months? Leaps, leaps and more leaps! ten in all. Welcome to the fully-updated and revised 6th edition of the book--with 30% new material--that made "leaps" the buzzword for parents of young children worldwide. Fussy at 5 weeks? Cranky at 19-weeks? Clingy at a year? The baby must be approaching a leap, a time during which new skills are mastered, discoveries are made, and perceptions evolve. For new parents, being able to anticipate predictable fussy phases--and the magic that follows--is a game-changer, courtesy of The Wonder Weeks. With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this unique and award-winning guide is based on ground-breaking behavioral research that explains how babies experience 10 magical "leaps" during the first 20 months of life. It reassures parents that fussiness, regression, and wakeful nights are necessary for growth and won't last forever. The new edition includes: Top ten lists of what to expect for each leap Updated charts that map out when to expect the fussy behavior (cranky, clingy, crying), and when it might transition into something positive Checklists with skills and abilities, featuring a minimum and maximum age range, because every baby develops differently Fun games and gentle activities to help soothe the transitions in and beyond leaps Suggestions to help parents cope with their baby's changing behaviors The Wonder Weeks has a bestselling app, an interactive website, thriving Facebook groups, and "like"-generating social media posts from celebrities, influencers, and everyday parents alike.
Call Number: 649.122VAN
The Complete Sleep Guide for Contented Babies and Toddlers by Gina FordSleep is probably the most misunderstood and confusing aspect of parenthood. Babies are supposed to sleep most of the time, aren't they? Well, some do, but an awful lot don't.Gina Ford's practical guide helps parents understand their children's sleep patterns and gives them invaulable advice on how to solve or avoid common problems. Starting on the first day at home after the birth, she advises new parents to disregard any advice to let the baby's habits rule the roost. By creating a structure of regular feeding, sleeping and playing times, parents can help their baby to find a rhythm that will be comfortable for all concerned. Among the questions this book answers are-* How much sleep do babies need?* What's the difference between a sleep and a nap?* When can certain sleeps be dropped?Gina Ford's blueprint for creating happy and rested babies and parents has been successfully applied over many years.
Call Number: IN PROCESSING
The Baby Sleep Solution by Lucy WolfeLucy Wolfe, Ireland's leading sleep expert, introduces the stay-and-support method for parents who want to help their babies sleep through the night. With sleep-shaping supports for newborns, top tips for toddlers, and advice for older children up to the age of six, Lucy's approach provides a gentle and emotionally considerate way to get your little one to sleep - without leaving them alone to cry, ensuring they feel loved, safe and secure at all times. To date, this 98% effective method has helped over 4,000 parents, with most reporting improvements within the first seven days of introducing the recommendations. Now it's your turn! The Baby Sleep Solution will help you: Discover the issues that prevent your baby from sleeping through the night Tailor your own personal routine to suit your child's temperament Deal with real-life disruptions such as balancing feeding and sleep, landing the nap, returning to work, holidays, daycare, sickness and teething Develop good sleep habits that will last your baby a lifetime The Baby Sleep Solution provides all the support needed for both baby and you to get what everyone needs - a good night's sleep!
Call Number: 649.1WOL Also available as an eBook click on title to access
Neven Maguire's Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Neven MaguireNeven Maguire is Ireland's most trusted chef. Now he shows you how to give your child the best start in life with honest-to-goodness recipes and advice, all based on his experiences as a busy father of two. In this new collection of recipes for babies and toddlers, Neven takes away the worry of introducing your baby to solid food for the first time and gives you plenty of inspiration to encourage your little one to develop a life-long love of delicious and nutritious eating. "If you're looking for inspiration about when, how and what to feed your baby, it's here. Neven Maguire's compendium of 200 recipes for babies and toddlers is not short of creative ideas and practical tips." - Paula Mee, The Irish Times
Call Number: 641.562MAG
The Positive Breastfeeding Book by Amy Benson BrownHow often does my baby really need to feed? How do I know my baby is getting enough? Is it normal for my baby to wake at night? When you're expecting a new baby, suddenly everyone around you becomes an expert - particularly when it comes to how to feed them. It is easy to become overwhelmed by conflicting advice, myths and exaggerated stories. The Positive Breastfeeding Book cuts through the anecdotes, giving you clear, no-judgement, non-preachy, evidence-based information to help you make the right decisions for you and your baby. It will help you understand how breastfeeding works, and supports you in developing strategies to make sure that whilst you're looking after the baby, you're getting taken care of too. Jam-packed with everything you ever wanted to know about breastfeeding (and a whole lot you never knew you did ), it will take you through tips for planning for your baby's arrival, coping with those early months, and knowing what to do and where to seek help if challenges come up. It will guide you through feeding in public, going back to work, and even rediscovering a glass of wine. You'll find plenty of real stories and guidance throughout from mothers and experts in supporting breastfeeding. There are handy chapters on formula and mixed feeding, which cut through advertising spiel and give you the facts you need to choose and use formula safely. The Positive Breastfeeding Book doesn't promise to make it easy, nor will it get up in the middle of the night for you, but it will empower you with the knowledge and encouragement you need to feed your baby with confidence.
Call Number: 649.33BRO
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche league Diane Wiessinger et al.It's no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today's mothers and lifestyles.
Working mothers, stay-at-home mums, single mums, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book's range of nursing advice, stories, and information-from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers:
real-mum wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably-from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more
reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
helpful tips for building your support network-at home or when back at work
nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications
Plus-Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.
Call Number: 649.33WIE
What to Expect When You're Breast-Feeding... and What If You Can't? by Clare Byam-CookWhile some mothers take to breast-feeding like a duck to water, others just can't seem to get the hang of it. Clare Byam-Cook agrees that breast is best but she stresses that the most important thing is that your baby is fed - whether by the breast or bottle - and you, the mother, should feel comfortable with whatever you choose to do. This comprehensive guide has been fully revised and updated to contain all the latest information on breast-feeding your baby successfully, including- - how to prepare for breast-feeding - what to expect in the early stages - how to overcome common problems And if you can't... the first rule is you shouldn't feel a failure. Clare Byam-Cook recognises there are certain circumstances where bottle feeding is an advisable alternative. Rather than making you feel guilty if you prefer, or have to, bottle feed, she is wholly supportive and sympathetic, providing you with all the practical advice and information you need.
Call Number: 649.33BYA
Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley; Tracey MurkettBaby-led weaning is the healthy, natural way to start your baby on solid foods--no stress, no fuss, no mush! Ten years ago, Baby-Led Weaning ended the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed purées. In fact, at about six months, most babies are ready to discover solid food for themselves. Today, baby-led weaning (BLW) is a global phenomenon--and this tenth anniversary edition of the definitive guide explains all its benefits: Baby participates in family meals right from the start, and learns to love a variety of foods. Nutritious milk feedings continue while Baby transitions to solids at his or her own pace. By self-feeding, Baby develops hand-eye coordination, chewing skills--and confidence! Plus, this edition is updated with the latest research on allergy prevention and feeding Baby safely, a guide to using BLW at daycare, and much more. Here is everything you need to know about teaching your child healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
Call Number: 649.33RAP
Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book by Annabel KarmelFor over 25 years, millions of families have trusted Annabel Karmel's expertise in feeding. Now, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book has been designed for parents wanting to explore self-feeding.Championing a flexible approach to feeding, this book makes for the ideal stand-alone guide for those wanting to explore baby-led weaning (BLW) exclusively. Or for those wanting to introduce BLW alongside spoon-feeding purees, it can be used as a companion cookbook to Annabel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner which is filled with her famous puree recipes.This delicious, nutritious collection of 120 family friendly recipes is paired with useful advice and essential tips to equip parents with the power to choose what's best for their baby. Whilst purees provide an obvious bridge between liquid and solid foods, self-feeding offers a prime opportunity for babies to discover their natural abilities to explore a wide variety of tastes and textures, encouraging independence and good eating habits.Many families find that incorporating a mix of both works best for their baby. Whether you are choosing exclusive BLW or combining with spoon-feeding, Annabel's Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book is the ultimate companion for exploring self-feeding safely.'Annabel's baby-led weaning recipes are a great addition to her failsafe purees. Combining the two methods helps ensure optimum nutrition while helping your baby to develop those important motor skills and enjoy social family mealtimes.' Sarah Almond Bushell, Registered Dietitian and Consultant Nutritionist
Call Number: 649.3KAR
Becoming a new parent
The Continuum Concept In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean LiedloffThe Continuum Concept introduces the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings - especially babies - require the kind of instinctive nurturing as practiced by our ancient relatives. It is a true ‘back to basics’ approach to parenting.
Author Jean Liedloff spent two and-a-half years in the jungle deep in the heart of South America living with indigenous tribes and was astounded at how differently children are raised outside the Western world. She came to the realisation that essential child-rearing techniques such as touch, trust and community have been undermined in modern times, and in this book suggests practical ways to regain our natural well-being, for our children and ourselves.
Call Number: 155.4182LIE
The Newborn Identity by Maria BoyleMeeting a baby is like meeting someone from the internet: you got used to calling them by a weird nickname and now you need to call them by their real name; they look nothing like their photo; it's hard to believe they're real until they are actually there ...
The hilarious and poignant cartoons of illustrator Twisteddoodles bring a smile to the faces of parents every single day. Her drawings brilliantly capture the unique experience of motherhood and the huge range of emotions that it brings.
In this warm and witty book, Maria writes candidly about what becoming a mother has meant for her. Interspersing her words with brilliant cartoons, she delivers a marvellously entertaining snapshot of life as a modern-day parent. Her sharp observations cover everything from the sleep-deprived early days of having newborn twins, to the reality of being a working mum; from just getting out of the house to slowly getting your social life back.
Call Number: LD 2019.7721, James Joyce, Store
Preparing to go back to work
Back to Work after Baby by Lori Mihalich-LevinThere are books out there on every baby-related topic imaginable. But how about one that helpsyou plan your return to work, ease your concerns and fears about the transition so you can focus on your baby, introduce you to a community of otherreturning-to-work mamas, and empower you to make calm and thoughtful choices? Back to Work After Baby fills this much-needed gap. Whether you are a brand new mom wondering how this return from maternity leave will go or it's your second or third return, Back to Work After Baby will inspire you with new ideas on how to approach the return with a healthy mindset, tackle all those logistics, view your leave and return as a leadership opportunity, and commit to staying in community with other working mamas.
Call Number: 306.8743MIH
The Working Parents Guide by Nadim SaadRaising happy, confident children doesn't have to be a challenging undertaking! Working parents often battle with time pressure and guilt of being away from their children, which is where The Working Parents' Guide to Raising Happy and Confident Children comes in. Through a series of practical tools, bestselling parenting coach Nadim Saad draws on the latest research in child psychology, neuroscience and leadership, to show time-poor parents how to deal with everyday parenting challenges effectively and make family life less stressful and more enjoyable.
Help your children to become happy, confident and responsible
Gain greater influence at home and in the workplace by adopting best practices from leadership
Quickly learn and apply step-by-step solutions to common parenting challenges including whining and arguing, homework battles, tantrums and lack of cooperation
Build a stronger relationship with your children and maintain it as they grow
Discover a 5-Week Programme to becoming a calm and confident parent