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
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
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.
La Leche League approves ABCs of Breastfeeing for their store For the new mom and her baby, breastfeeding provides countless physical and emotional benefits. Breast milk provides proper nourishment, helps strengthen a baby's immune system, and deepens the mother-child bond. However, breastfeeding doesn't always happen as naturally as one might expect. As a Neonatal Practitioner and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (and mother of two), Stacey H. Rubin knows the difficulties new moms can experience. Now, in The ABCs of Breastfeeding, she offers a practical and reader-friendly guide that will help every new mother feel comfortable and confident about feeding her baby. From pregnancy to weaning, this helpful book will show nursing mothers how to: find a doctor who is breastfeeding-friendly * hold their baby comfortably after birth * recognize the signs that a baby wants to be fed * take necessary steps that will prevent breastfeeding difficulties * build a healthy milk supply * manage the right diet * continue breastfeeding immediately after returning to work * know when to stop breastfeeding Illustrated with real-life stories from the author's own private practice of women who have overcome common and not-so-common breastfeeding difficulties, The ABCs of Breastfeeding will help expectant and new mothers turn their nursing experiences into a joyful one-for themselves and their new babies.
Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child's life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child's love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas, including:
- Cross-pattern movement
- Vestibular (inner ear) stimulation
- Fine and gross motor skills
Each activity is presented on its own page with step-by-step instructions, appealing illustrations, and illuminating sidebars. The detailed instructions tell you exactly how to do each activity, as well as how to incorporate toys, music, dance, and games. No single activity takes more than two minutes, and all that's required is ten minutes a day. More than thirty years in the making, Active Baby, Healthy Brain is an indispensable guide for everyone who is raising a child or who interacts with preschoolers.
101 play-based activities to begin a lifetime of learningVery young children are rapidly changing and eagerly discovering their worlds. As a responsive caregiver, you support children's development and create a nurturing environment filled with opportunities for them to joyfully explore, learn, and grow. This resource provides more than a hundred play-based activities to help infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds develop the skills they need to become active, happy lifelong learners. Each activity is easy to implement, engages children in playful experiences, and emphasizes primary and secondary learning outcomes in social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Use this book to strengthen your understanding about how children grow and create countless moments of nurturing through developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Jean Barbre, EdD has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist, preschool director, teacher, college instructor, national and international speaker, and a guest presenter on public television. Dr. Barbre holds a master's degree in child and family studies from California State University, Long Beach, a master's degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Pepperdine University.
How will I know when my child is ready? How can I handle bedwetting and other accidents? What's the best way to make this a positive experience for both of us? Helping your child through the toilet-training process may be one of your greatest challenges as a parent. And when it comes to this important developmental stage, every child is unique. If you've been confused by conflicting information from friends, relatives--even other books--here is expert advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the organization representing the nation's finest pediatricians. Gathering invaluable input and suggestions from a wide range of parents on their experiences with toilet training their children, this revised and updated edition answers parents' most frequently asked questions and concerns including: - Finding the right developmental moment to start toilet training your child
- Handling the inevitable accidents in positive ways
- Dealing with bedwetting, resistance, and constipation
- Choosing the techniques that will work best for your child
- Addressing the challenges children with special needs face
- Tailoring your training for boys, girls, even twins
- Determining if medication is needed--and the latest on prescription options The American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Toilet Training is an essential resource for parents who want the best advice for themselves and the best experience for their children.