100 Sweet Nothings for Baby is a feel good book for babies and the big people who birthed them. This lovely little book is the perfect gift for new parents, or for a three -- (or sixmonth) birthday, or for christening or naming ceremonies. As Mina Parker writes in the introduction, Every moment of your life has led you to this one -- holding a beautiful, sacred, burping little wonder called your baby. Whether this is your first time or your fifth, new parenthood delivers a sweet and exciting jolt of electricity into your life. So welcome to the sweet life of parenthood, and from my family to yours, here is a book to celebrate and support what you do best -- loving your baby in every way, from top to bottom. 100 Sweet Nothings for Baby is an outofthebox, notyourgardenvariety baby present. Wise quotes are sprinkled throughout. Consider Carl Sandberg's A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Along with little rhymes to read out loud and comfort both of you, Trilling r's, rides in cars, every balm to soothe and calm. Along with little comments on the daily wonder of babies, Cuddling close the one you adore and hearing the music of one baby snore.
Starting your baby on solids is an exciting developmental period that comes with many choices and some challenges. With baby keeping you very busy already, the convenience and portability of prepackaged, squeezable purees, are hard to resist--but they are expensive, and laden with preservatives. Lucky for you, making homemade purees is easier than you may think 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches gives you the guidance, confidence, and inspiration you need to make food pouches at home.
With just a little coaching, you will:
- Save money with homemade food pouches
- Make healthy choices by picking every fresh ingredient to add to your pouch
- Reduce waste by reusing your DIY pouches again and again
- Always be ready for meals by making purees in batches and freezing them for later
- Easily combine flavors and experiment with new foods
Ideal for parents always on the go, 101 DIY Baby Food Pouches includes instructions for filling your own pouches and--you guessed it--101 recipes to inspire you. DIY food pouches are cheaper, healthier, and eco-friendly--the perfect solution for busy families.
An indispensable guide to choosing the best name for your new baby, in a convenient and portable Gem edition.
Choosing a baby's name is one of the first and most delightful responsibilities for moms and dads-to-be. This comprehensive book will help them make that all-important choice from one of the most up-to-date alphabetical listings available. With information including:
-The origins and meanings of names
-Popular nicknames and derivations
-Names made popular by famous people
-Fascinating facts of historical interest
-And much, much more
Expectant parents will find everything they need to know to choose the perfect name for their baby.
Baby food should be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients on the planet Brimming with the biggest variety of purees sure to expand baby's palate, 201 Organic Baby Purees teaches readers to blend well-balanced meals right in their own home.As easy-to-prepare as they are nutritious, these recipes include:
- Basic fruit and veggie blends from apricots to zucchini
- Classic combinations such as turkey, sweet potato, and corn
- Superfoods like avocado, blueberries, and spinach
- Puree-based transition recipes including soups, biscuits, frozen deserts, and more
Through play, babies express what they feel, think, want, and need. They exercise the physical, mental, and emotional skills that are considered to be fundamental to their personal development. This book contains 365 stimulation activities for babies to practice these essential skills while they play. Appropriate for children up to three years old, the activities are both engaging and educational.
"Now there is a solution to every day of the year." --Parenting
No more bored kids and lazy days With 365 Days of Creative Play you can encourage your child's creativity with fun and active games, crafts, and adventures that'll leave your child excited by the world around them. With 365 unplugged activities that won't recquire trips to the craft store, this is the go-to guide for some DIY family fun.
You'll find 365 days filled with:
- Make-believeand more
Perfect for parents, grandparents, daycares and babysitters, this is the solution to too much screen time and bored little ones
365 Games Smart Toddlers Play will help you make the best of the time you and your toddler share, every day of the year.
Each day with your toddler brings new experiences for them and new opportunities for you to teach, share and grow closer to each other. Bestselling parenting author Sheila Ellison fills each page with fun, practical ways to create and enhance those special everyday moments.
- Child-care providers
Praise for the 365 series:
"Parents struggling to discover new playtime ideas can finally relax. Now there is a solution to every day of the year." --Parenting Magazine
"Imaginative ways to raise healthy, happy families." --Healthy Kids
From the pediatrician who became an Internet sensation with the "Hamilton Hold" in a YouTube
video about how to calm a crying baby, comes a one-of-a-kind resource to guide you through the earliest moments of your child's life--and help you to parent with common sense and confidence.
Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., has spent more than three decades caring for newborns. In his practice, Dr. Bob has seen it all--what works, what doesn't. How can you get your baby to nurse, sleep, and maybe even cease crying? What strategies can help you connect and communicate with your infant? What important decisions will you make during the first year for your child, yourself, and your partner? Here, Dr. Bob shares his clear, sensible, warm advice--as well as all the latest scientific data and research--on how to:
- Offer comfort to a crying newborn using the "Hold"
- Gently teach your baby how to sleep (and get some sleep yourself)
- Establish healthy patterns
- Breastfeed, formula-feed, or bottle-feed using either
- Manage screen time in your home
- And more to help you navigate the unforgettable first year of your child's life.
For every parent who struggles with their baby's sleep (and for every parent who wishes their toddler had better sleep habits), finally a straightforward, all-natural solution to help baby get the sleep she needs--both through the night and during the day.
A sleep researcher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Dr. Polly Moore has created a simple, foolproof method based on the basic human rest and activity cycle (BRAC), which occurs every hour and a half. According to the BRAC, baby should go back for a nap a mere 90 minutes after waking up--that's right: 90 minutes.
The program is called N.A.P.S.--Note time when baby wakes up, Add 90 minutes, Play, feed, or pursue other activities, then, at the end of the 90 minutes, Soothe baby back to sleep. When baby wakes up again, whether after a short or a long nap, start the cycle over. And, although it sounds counterintuitive, frequent napping actually helps baby sleep through the night.
In a reassuring and accessible style, Dr. Moore explains how and why the program works; the benefits of napping--a happier, healthier baby with a headstart on cognitive development and emotional intelligence; how to implement it for babies at various ages, from two weeks to a year; and how to use it to solve common sleep programs, such as a baby's need to be held, baby waking up too early in the morning, baby getting a second wind before bedtime, baby confusing day and night, and more. The Wire-O-bound book includes a guided journal for recording baby's sleepy signals and sleep difficulties, a daily log for keeping track of baby's nap times, and space to note baby's milestones--all peppered with humorous, inspirational quotes.
Chortle. Giggle. Titter and guffaw. And smile, smile, smile. The happiest of books is back, in full, glorious, happy color. It's the perfect shower gift. Essential for grandparents. The most cheerful book in the parenting section.
These 97 games, sight gags, parlor tricks, and practical jokes require no special talent, use just the simplest household items as props, and actually work. Babies will be entertained--and adult readers will rediscover the joy of surrendering to sheer silliness. Get baby giggling with the Exaggerated Sneeze "ah-ah-ah-ah-CHOO " The Live Jack-in-the-Box (Dad goes in large cardboard box, family sings "Pop Goes the Weasel," and Dad jumps out at the last line). Three-Card Monte for Babies, using plastic cups and a lemon. Plus the top ten peek-a-boo variations, Yodeling in the Canyon, the Disappearing Noodle, Baby Channel Surfing, and oldies-but-goodies including Baby's Stinky Feet. It's the joy of letting loose and laughing with your baby.