The authors explain the newborn's growth and development, including all of the critical stages involved, and then guide parents in creating a home environment that enhances and enriches brain development.
Has science shoved parents out of the nursery? Judging from the steady stream of headlines, one would think biologists have discovered a gene for every aspect of behavior. Now, Winifred Conkling reassures us that there's still room to help our children reach their personal best. In clear, compassionate language, Conkling tells parents how to make practical use of the latest research on early brain development, offering invaluable advice on how to: Create a nurturing environment in which you child can grow cognitively Encourage movement and motor development Stimulate speech and language development Foster a child's emotional health and personal identity Make toy and food choices appropriate to each stage of development With specific, sound advice; readable charts and timetables; and clear, easy-to-understand language, Winifred Conkling translates the latest scientific discoveries into useful ways to help your child live up to his or her fullest potential.
Is there a more remarkable process than the creation of human life? Aided by little more than a bottle of wine, a Barry White tune and an agreeable mood, a woman and man can create a truly extraordinary organism. This book is about the wonders of human development. It poses the questions that make you gasp, snigger and ponder in the same instance; the questions that you've thrown around over a coffee with friends, without agreeing on an answer. Dr Andrew Whitehouse takes on thirteen pregnancy and parenting myths: from whether tight jocks decide the gender of your baby, to baby brain for pregnant mothers; from the imaginary friends children create, to the impact of violent video games. Dr Whitehouse combines stories from modern parenting, tales from history, and scientific research to bust open some of the best myths around, providing reassurance for the challenges of parenthood - and giving you some answers next time your friends wonder about the mysteries of life.
Through years of studying superachievers, the author concludes that there are "five factors necessary for a person to succeed in school and in life: self-condfidence, getting along with others, vision or a sesnse of wonder, focus, and self-reflection"--Page xvi.
Feed your children well - with more than 200 recipes. With more than 200 recipes specifically created to wean babies from soft foods onto solid, adult, foods when they reach the toddler stage, this indispensable guide teaches parents what their children should be eating and how these foods should be prepared. Includes advice on health and nutritional considerations, such as how various foods affect brain development, how to ensure babies receive the right amount of food, eating solutions for children who won't eat vegetables, fruit, meat, or dairy, and much more. -More than 200 recipes for babies and toddlers -The latest information on baby and child nutrition -How to prepare foods with the necessary vitamins and minerals for your baby or toddler -A special section for parents wanting to raise vegetarians -There were more than four million babies born in the U.S. in 2004
Research-based guidance on caring for little ones from the Mayo Clinic,#1 on US News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Years is a trusted and essential resource for new and experienced parents alike. In this fully reviewed and updated second edition, you’ll find practical guidance on caring for the new little one in your family; from birth to age three. Inside you’ll find: · Evidence-based advice on giving your baby the best nutrition and introducing your toddler to solids · Tips for forming healthy sleep habits · Strategies for dealing with fussiness and tantrums · Advice on establishing a secure bond with your child · Guidance on traveling, safety, pumping, and other concerns · Monthly updates on your child’s growth and development
Provides advice for expectant mothers on how to establish and live on a budget, buy the most cost effecetive supplies, including second-hand materials, and safely and economically provide food, diapers, clothing, toys, and other needs.
A blueprint for your child's nutrition and brain health Doctor-approved and parent-tested, the Smart Baby Cookbook helps you give your young one a head-start for a healthy life, beginning with the best first foods, through to finger foods and family meals. Including: The science behind 'SMART' foods and their effects on immunity and brain function Meal planners organised by baby's age and stages of development, plus advice for starting solids Easy-to-make family favourite recipes designed for maximum nutrition Budget-friendly recipes with minimal prep and no separate cooking required When chef Lauren Cheney's baby was born with a rare immunity disorder, she threw herself into researching the best foods that could help him thrive. Drawing on advice from child health experts, she developed recipes for nutrient-packed everyday meals. Now with this empowering guide, her advice and recipes are available for families everywhere, helping to nourish the bodies and brains of the little ones we love.