New and forthcoming
Your Baby, Your Birth is a truly modern hypnobirthing book for ALL births.
Unlike other hypnobirthing books out there, Your Baby Your Birth doesn't promote the perfect natural birth but provides mums-to-be with the skills and tools to make any birth calm, connected and empowering. This book covers preparing for pregnancy, the birth and managing the early days after birth.
Your Baby, Your Birth will teach you:
- To listen to your body, embrace the changes, prepare your mind and relax during pregnancy.
- Exercises and breathing techniques for labour and birth along with guided meditations to keep you calm
- How to trust your instincts, understand you baby, make informed decisions in the early days with your new born.
Hollie de Cruz is renowned for demystifying hypnobirthing and her down-to-earth, realistic approach is highly sought after. Her clients include Fearne Cotton and Izzy Judd, as well as Giovanna and Tom Fletcher.
Whatever kind of birth you are planning let Hollie provide you with a set of deep relaxation, mindfulness and meditation tools for an empowering experience.
Pregnancy is an incredibly exciting time, but with so many decisions to make and so much information to take in, it can also be an anxious one. Nobody knows this better than Rebecca Schiller, who during her time as a doula has supported scores of women through pregnancy and childbirth. Not only does she know everything there is to know about antenatal classes and morning sickness, but she understands that every pregnancy is different. Now she shares her wealth of wisdom to help you take ownership of your body, and have your baby your way.
The No Guilt Pregnancy Plan is a concise and honest guide to breaking down the jargon and cutting through the nonsense. In its pages you will find easy-to-follow summaries of the choices available to you through every step of pregnancy and childbirth, equipping you with the knowledge and the confidence to be at the heart of every decision.
It may not feel like it now, but those 40-odd weeks of being pregnant and the early months with your precious newborn will go past so quickly. With this keepsake journal from bestselling author and midwife Clemmie Hooper, you can capture the highs, lows and everything in-between so you'll never forget a moment.
Whether it’s recording where and when you first found out, how you and your partner felt seeing your baby at the first hospital scan, what happened the first night you spent with your newborn or noting down the many amazing firsts with your new baby, this beautifully illustrated journal will give you the space you need to record all the special memories.
With Clemmie's reassuring advice and prompts to help you delve into your feelings and experiences, let this be your most treasured souvenir to look back on in years to come.
Gina Ford has helped thousands of families resolve challenges over the years and her bestselling New Contented Little Baby Book has sold over 1 million copies around the world.
In this life-saving new book, she offers exhausted parents clear, step-by-step solutions to resolving a whole range of sleep issues. Whether it's feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep, night-waking, co-sleeping, dummy attachment - whatever the problem - Gina knows how to fix it. You’ll find out how to set gentle day and night routines that will resolve the specific issue and in just one week peace and calm will be restored!
Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide.
With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Including:
- A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings
- Over 100 inspirational lists
- Naming trends for 2018
- Tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby
Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.
***'NEW MUM, YOU'RE DOING BRILLIANTLY'***
Reassuring, funny and down-to-earth, THE NEW MUM'S NOTEBOOK is everything you need for the first year of life with a baby.
What do new mums want most of all (apart from sleep)? They want someone to tell them what they’re feeling is ‘normal’. That they’re doing ok. That they will be ok. The New Mum’s Notebook, written by Amy Ransom – mum of three and creator of the Surviving Motherhood blog – does all this and more.
From night feeds, napping and weaning, to which films to cue up on Netflix, finding some headspace and getting all the support, coffee and cake you need, Amy has been there – and this is the book she wishes she’d had by her side.
Divided into the first 12 months of motherhood, with 304 pages of reassurance, love and humour, as well as spaces to scribble thoughts, feelings and memories from those crazy early days, The New Mum’s Notebook will nurture a new mum in however she chooses to raise her baby. Whether it’s her first or her fifth.
Word on the street is it’s almost worth having another baby for...
'You've created the book that we all wish we'd had.' – Clemmie, mum of two
‘My go-to present for my new mummy friends’ – Kate, mum of two
‘I've had loads of baby record books and never ever filled one in. This book feels so different. I love it.’ – Annabel, mum of five
* Perfect for expectant mothers and new mums
* Gorgeous colour pages including lots of reassurance, self-care advice, journal pages, affirmations and simple recipes
* Divided into 12 months to take you through every stage of a new mum and baby’s first year
* Eight journal pages per month with space to write notes, thoughts, memories and all those ‘to-dos’
* 12 months of milestone charts for mum and baby
'This book might change your perspective on real cleanliness . . . and along the way help you to raise healthier kids. ' Giulia Enders, author of Gut
'A must-read for parents ... Let Them Eat Dirt takes you inside the inside tract of a child's gut, and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.' William Sears, MD, co-author of The Baby Book
We all want what is best for our kids, but for years we’ve believed that microbes cause infectious diseases and have battled to keep them under control. Our modern lifestyle, with its emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is having a negative effect on our children’s lifelong health.
In Let Them Eat Dirt, microbiologists B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development and why an imbalance in those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes and asthma, among other chronic conditions. With practical advice from conception through to pregnancy and beyond, this invaluable guide will help you to nurture stronger, more resilient and healthier children.
Selected as a Book of the Year by the Financial Times
‘The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming a parent’ Financial Times
Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call ‘parenting’ is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the huge industry surrounding it have transformed childcare into obsessive, controlling, and goal-orientated labour intended to create a particular kind of child, and therefore a particular kind of adult.
Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. ‘Parenting’ won't make children learn – but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.
In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parenting is profoundly wrong – it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for children and their parents too.