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Becoming a parent is, without question, a major life event. Caring for your new baby is at once exciting, joyful, and exhausting. Now to help with your bundle of joy is this bundle of four indispensable books. The Essential Library for New Moms gathers top experts to answer all your questions, from sleeping to eating to health and wellness.HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS, HAPPY CHILDMarc Weissbluth, M.D.In this perennial favorite, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country's leading pediatricians, shares his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children's sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child is a step-by-step resource for instituting beneficial behaviors within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. It includes information on the prevention and treatment of sleep problems, ways to naturally get your baby to fall asleep, help for working moms and children with sleep issues, the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in "the family bed," and much more.THE BABY FOOD BIBLEEileen BehanFamily nutrition expert Eileen Behan posits that good nutrition and good eating habits start on day one. The Baby Food Bible features a guide to more than one hundred foods recommended for infants and toddlers based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, explains when to introduce these foods into a child's diet, and emphasizes the importance of setting healthy eating routines that center on family meals at the dining room table. You'll also learn how to avoid everyday pitfalls, such as relying on too much fruit juice or labeling your child a picky eater; decipher the many labels and ingredient lists at the grocery story; and prevent and treat common food-related issues, as well as discourage chronic disease. Featuring an alphabetized index--from apples to zucchini--there's no better way to ensure your child will grow up to have a happy and healthy life!INFANT MASSAGEVimala McClureIn this renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, helpss you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you how a daily massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even improving breathing function in asthmatic children. Infant Massage also provides helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing, guidance for teaching children about "good touch," compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents, and much more.COLIC SOLVEDBryan Vartabedian, M.D.For generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases are caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and the father of two babies with acid reflux, provides hands-on, practical advice about this hidden epidemic--and how to make your own baby happy again. Complete with inspiring real-life cases of colic solved, plus tips and illustrations, this essential guide provides real answers to a problem that has been upsetting babies--and parents--for years. Help and hope are at hand!
One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--your children's sleep problems Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep for your child. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. This valuable sourcebook contains brand new research that - Pinpoints the way daytime sleep differs from night sleep and why both are important to your child - Helps you cope with and stop the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more - Analyzes ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to his internal clock--naturally - Reveals the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep--including the inclination to rock and feed - Explores the different sleep cycle needs for different temperaments--from quiet babies to hyperactive toddlers - Emphasizes the significance of a nap schedule - Rest is vital to your child's health growth and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age. Advises parents dealing with teenagers and their unique sleep problems From the Trade Paperback edition.
The perennial favorite for parents who want to get their kids to sleep with ease--now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition! In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country's leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children's sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. Rewritten and reorganized to deliver information even more efficiently, this valuable sourcebook contains the latest research on * the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment * common mistakes parents make trying to get their children to sleep * different sleep needs for different temperaments * stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more * ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock--naturally * handling nap-resistant kids and when to start sleep-training * why both night sleep and day sleep are important * obstacles for working moms and children with sleep issues * the father's role in comforting children * how early sleep troubles can lead to later problems * the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in the family bed Rest is vital to your child's health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age. Praise for Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child "I put these principles into practice--with instant results. Dr. Weissbluth is a trusted resource and adviser."--Cindy CrawfordFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
From one of the nation's most trusted experts on children's bedtime and nap time comes a new guide for sleep-training twins so that everybody (including Mom and Dad) will be rested and happy! As parents of twins and multiples know, double the fun can be double the sleep deprivation. Now, in Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins, beloved pediatrician and renowned sleep authority Dr. Marc Weissbluth combines specialized advice for parents of twins with his tried-and-true sleep-training methods to show exhausted moms and dads how to get their babies to sleep on their own, stay asleep, and sleep regularly. This essential step-by-step guide to establishing good sleep patterns reveals how to build healthy habits in twins' natural slumber cycles, including * how healthy sleep differs from "junk" sleep, plus a helpful tutorial on the techniques of sleep training for new parents * the five ingredients of healthy sleep, and why daytime sleep is different from nighttime sleep but equally important to good health * why it's crucial for babies to master the ability to fall asleep unassisted, without protest or crying, and how to help them do so * essential tips for synchronizing your twins' sleep schedules, plus information about how twins sleep best-when to keep them together, and when it's time to separate them * how to recognize early drowsy cues in your babies so you can catch the sleep wave before it turns into nervous energy that will keep them awake Sleep-training twins presents a unique set of challenges. This invaluable guide will not only get your babies to sleep through the night but help you stay healthy and rested so you can enjoy the many blessings of having more than one!
If your new baby cries inconsolably for many hours a day, take heart. The soothing help you need is here.Renowned pediatrician Dr. Marc Weissbluth knows firsthand how stressful life can be for a sensitive, fussy newborn--not to mention the child's frantic, exhausted parents. His own firstborn, like more than a fifth of all babies, was a colicky child, causing him and his wife to suffer many sleepless nights. Your Fussy Baby is Dr. Weissbluth's gift to other sorely tired mothers and fathers, written to help them comfort their newborns without disrupting their own lives. Even extreme fussiness, he says, is not dangerous and usually stops when the child is about four months old. In the meanwhile, however, life can be tough for the whole family. But whether your baby cries for as long as eight hours a day, suffers from gas, refuses to sleep, or all of the above, Your Fussy Baby will gently guide your little one--and you--through this mysterious phase of infant growth. Inside you will discover* Why your baby cries so much: The most up-to-date research, including some fascinating possibilities that researchers are just beginning to explore.* Dangerous myths about fussiness: Facts and fiction about diet, mothering, proper medications, and much more that even your pediatrician may not know.* The emotional effects: Avoiding the guilt, anxiety, and frustration that having a fussy baby so often stirs up. * What to do when your baby fusses: Specific recommendations for what parents can do to minimize the distress that prolonged crying causes the whole family.* Expert, step-by-step advice on establishing healthy sleep habits for your baby.With this reassuring, down-to-earth guidance, you can help your fretful, fussy newborn to become the sweet, happy baby he or she was meant to be.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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