Pregnancy & Childcare Books

  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby - Hardback - 9781473651203 - Giovanna Fletcher
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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
  • How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk - Paperback - 9781853408571 - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
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    The teenage years can be very difficult for all the family as youngsters enter adulthood and begin to change in so many ways. Part of this development involves drastic changes in personality that can make communicating with teenagers very difficult for parents.

    Luckily, the Mumsnet Parenting Book of the Year winners Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have returned with How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk.

    An accessible guide on how to provide a respectful approach to parenting during the troublesome teenage years, this book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs and also offers innovative suggestions that will help build the foundation for lasting relationships.
  • HMCL
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    We're Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen knows better than most how to make children laugh and in this book he reveals his top tips so you can do the same.

    The former Children's Laureate talks about why practical jokes, pantomimes and poetry that doesn't make any sense delights children so much and reveals how you can take inspiration from this - not to mention belching, banana skins and bear hunts - to bring a smile to the faces of children close to you.
  • RDKA
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    Wet weather doesn't mean your children have to stay inside in front of a screen. This amazing book is packed with outdoor games and activities that can be played in the wind, rain and snow!

    Written by a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, this book has many new and novel ways to encourage children to get outside. From puddle painting to making windspinners from golden leaves, all of these projects are fun and easy to complete.

    If you don't want to stay out for too long, this book also lists things that can be collected while outside and then used in a variety of stay-at-home projects.
  • AMSK
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    From the best dad dancing to improvised bedtime stories, this hilarious book is full of essential tips for any dad-to-be or new father.

    From Dad jokes that are perfect for the airport to mastering the art of papier-mache and making the most of your garden, this book is full of fun and inspiring advice that will make you succeed as a Dad! There are even tips on putting on a magical Harry Potter-themed party.

    Both old and new skills are covered - from managing a sleepover to mastering snapchat. This book is fully illustrated and comes with 'Amazing Dad' vouchers. It really is the Daddy of all parental advice books.
  • SKTM
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    The Sketchy Muma book is full of illustrations that perfectly capture the joys and stresses of being a mother. Acclaimed by Giovanna Fletcher, this is perfect for old and new parents.

    From the first pregnancy test to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out for the first time, the illustrations are sure to strike a chord.

    It also looks at experiences including soft play hell, chronic sleep deprivation and mastering the art of eating dinner with one hand.
  • DDVE
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
  • First Aid Fast for Babies and Children - Paperback - 9780241198735 - DK
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    This must-have book will help you look after your little people. It covers everything from first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures and explains how to cope with life's little (and big) emergencies.

    With user-friendly, step-by-step instructions, it tells you how to treat over 100 medical conditions and injuries that affect babies and young children, ranging from minor cuts and burns to meningitis and asthma attacks.

    Many of the procedures are complemented by illustrated photographs that will help you understand what you will need to do in the event of any emergency. The solutions are also colour-coded for quick reference.
  • SGTP
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    William Shakespeare, the self-appointed font of all wisdom, knew a few things about parenting. A father of three, this tongue-in-cheek book provides modern parents with a quote from the Bard for every experience.

    Handily pocket sized so it can be taken with you wherever you go, the illustrated book uses Shakespeare's knowledge to tell you just why your baby is crying, why teenagers never listen to their parents and what you can do to make them stick with a hobby.

    Cunningly extracted from the most famous Shakespeare plays, the hilariously satirical book will help make sure you always have the last word when it comes to talking to your kids.

    Move over Supernanny, the Bard is back in town!
  • Hurrah for Gin: The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams - Hardback - 9781473662025 - Katie Kirby
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    Hurrah for Gin's cartoon illustrations have struck a chord with many parents, but now it's time for the foul-mouthed and highly opinionated 2 1/4-year-old Archie Adams (also created by Katie Kirby) to have his say...

    It reveals just how hard life is for Archie. He's always being told what to do ('Eat your tea, Archie', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin, Archie') and now he's just found out that his parents are going to replace him with a younger sibling.

    There are also cartoon showing Archie's friend Amelie teaching him the good swear words and his penchant for naked protests. Honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud, this is a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of what it's like to be a toddler.

    Please note this book contains language some may deem inappropriate.
  • PBOU Babies
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    This set comes in a handy bag and is adorned with Petite Boutique's gorgeously soft artwork. The bag contains a height chart, a buggy book, a nursery rhymes book (with CD) and a peekaboo mirror book.

    The height chart is presented on sturdy board and measures up to 4 and a half feet so you can see just how much your little one is growing. The double-sided chart also has a selection of nursery rhymes on the reverse; the buggy book features things young children will spot when they're out and about; the nursery rhymes book is full of beloved rhymes and the CD finds them being sung by a group of children - perfect for giving your young listeners the confidence to join in.

    Finally, the peekaboo book stars an array of funny characters and encourages children to copy the faces they pull and things they do into the fold-out mirror.
  • HKTT
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • HYST
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    This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.

    It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.

    Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.

    Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
  • The Gentle Sleep Book - Paperback - 9780349405209 - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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    There are few things as challenging as a young child's sleep - or lack of! This book from the founder of BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, is an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they're facing with their child's sleep.

    From bringing a newborn home to when they're settled in at school, this unique and eye-opening book sheds new light on common sleep problems and, using cutting-edge research and anecdotal information, provides a gentle, no-tears approach to handling a host sleep issues including night waking, bed-wetting and much, much more...

    Perfect for both expectant and exhausted parents, with the help of The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, sleepless nights will be a thing of the past.
  • The Large Family: First Year at Nursery - Hardback - 9781406375886 - Jill Murphy
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    The Large Family - Jill Murphy's elephant stars of the classic picture book, Five Minutes' Peace - star in this treasury of your child's first year at nursery.

    A charming memory book, it has plenty of space to record all of your favourite moments from your child's first year and spaces for photographs and pictures.

    A beautiful book that will be treasured for a lifetime, it has a special pocket to store drawings, souvenirs and mementos from their first year.
  • What to Knit When You're Expecting - Paperback - 9780857830562 - Nikki Van De Car
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    With 28 patterns for simple mittens, baby blankets, hats, sweaters and much more, Nikki Van De Car's What to Knit When You're Expecting is a wonderful treat for any expectant mother who enjoys knitting. The patterns featured in the book are suitable for babies aged up to 12 months and are relatively simple to make. There's even an illustrated guide to basic techniques for those new to the craft.

    The projects are organised according to how far the mother is along in her pregnancy and the projects range from clothes for girls and boys to quick and easy knits for when the arrival looms.
  • Mindful Parenting - Paperback - 9781409167426 - Oli Doyle
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    Perfect for those who have just welcomed a new member of the family, Oli Doyle's Mindful Parenting is a book that will help new parents cut out the stress and find peace and joy in just six weeks.

    Promising to give parents all the skills they need to enjoy every moment with their children, this book shows how mindfulness can play an important role in parenthood.

    Inspiring and empowering, its key learnings include helping parents change their beliefs and views on what the 'perfect parent' should be; showing them how to enjoy the simple things, and how 'not knowing' should be considered a positive and exciting state of mind.
  • AACGI
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    From buying buggies and cutting the cord to dealing with your wife's breastfeeding in public - the life of a first-time father will throw up new experiences every day. "The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide" tells you everything you need to know during your partner's pregnancy and the first few weeks of your new life as a dad. Combining expert advice from midwives, psychologists and obstetricians with first-hand accounts, it explains what's happening with her, what's going on with your baby, and what the hell you should be doing every step of the way. With tips from those who know, what-to-do explanations and fascinating facts, this survival guide will ensure you're armed and ready for your role as a new father - from discovery to delivery and beyond.
  • AACFJ
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    Contrary to popular belief, there is no research that supports the current mainstream view that babies should be weaned by being spoon-fed purees. Self-feeding allows babies to use their natural abilities to explore taste, texture, color and smell. It encourages independence and confidence by allowing them to experiment with foods at their own pace and helps to develop hand-eye coordination and chewing."Baby-led Weaning" is a practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts. With practical tips for getting started and the low-down on what to expect, "Baby-led Weaning" explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start is the healthiest way for your child to develop. Your baby is allowed to decide how much he wants to eat, how to eat it and to experiment with everything at his own pace. Baby-led weaning is a common-sense, safe, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your baby. No more purees and weaning spoons, and no more mealtime battles. Simply let your baby feed himself healthy family food.
  • AACEM
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    Finding out what to expect during each week of pregnancy is easy; the shops are heaving with informative guides. Yet when the baby finally arrives and you are left to face the weeks of unpredictability and worry that a new baby brings, there are no week-by-week baby manuals to offer the advice, information and reassurance you need. Your Baby Week By Week is the guide you've been crying out for. Each chapter covers just one week of a baby's development, and, ideal for tired and anxious parents, the week is divided into sections so that you can quickly and easily skim the chapter and find the information you're looking for. It covers the basics - sleep, feeding, crying, washing, play and development - as well as being packed full of vital information and handy tips for checking a baby's progress, including: - which vaccinations he needs and when, - how much milk/feeds he needs, - planning ahead, - specific problems you may encounter, such as colic, and how to deal with them. Clearly laid out and written by two experienced mothers - one a paediatrician, the other the Daily Mirror's health editor, this is a reassuring and practical guide to help you through the crucial first six months of parenthood.
  • AACER
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    The New Contented Little Baby Book by experienced maternity nurse Gina Ford offers help for new parents suffering from sleep-starved nights, inconsolable crying and problems feeding their baby. Fully updated and with helpful input from clients, readers and mothers who simply love her routines, The New Contented Little Baby Book provides a reassuring, no-nonsense approach to getting your baby into a sleeping and feeding routine.

  • AABQT
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    Forget unrealistic childcare manuals -- this is the book you really need to help you cope brilliantly with those first chaotic days and months ahead. As a health journalist and mother-of-three, Lucy Atkins is familiar with both the medical aspects of childbirth and baby development, and the reality of day-to-day life as an exhausted first-time mum or dad. In her feisty, humorous style, she begins with that first mind-blowing day and addresses the issues unique to the first-time parent who stares at their newborn and thinks "Where are the instructions?" Anticipating the questions and concerns of all new mothers--Why does my baby cry so much? Will I ever lose all this weight? Am I a bad parent because!?--the book provides practical advice and level-headed reassurance. It addresses the needs of the baby and, very importantly, those of the parent during the first year of their baby's life. Contents include: / Starter's orders -- the equipment and kit you really need, as opposed to what the department store tells you / Hello -- how to cope with the first few hours / Start -- coming home, bonding, how to survive the first few days / Sleep -- for everyone! / Cry -- why your baby cries, what to do, why you'll want to cry, too / Eat --breastfeeding, supplemental feeding, moving to solids, nutrition / Grow -- baby's physical and mental development / Play -- yes, you two actually can have fun / Thrive -- health considerations for baby and parent / Live -- adapting to your new life, the changing mother-father relationship / Work -- coping with being at home and with going back to work / Also includes information on single parenting, and on adopted, multiple and special needs babies. The First-Time Parent is on your side, and reassures that you can cope brilliantly with your new baby and your new life.
  • AGQGE
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    Becoming a dad can be a daunting time - especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn't sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles - as both birth partners and fathers. The Expectant Dad's Handbook is a one-stop guide for men on their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be - from what to expect at the stages of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad's role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth. Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.
  • ADEBI
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    New design and format for this excellent bumper size baby name guide. The new edition is updated to include popular new names such as Britney, Lourdes, Harley. Trying to find a name for your new baby? If so, The Best Baby Name Book will give you plenty of ideas for newborn boys and girls. As well as the names themselves, the book provides the origins and history of each name so the reader can discover the background and meaning and choose the perfect name. Names in the book include all of the well-known and popular names as well as: / Names from different cultures -- including Celtic, Ancient Greek and Roman, Hebrew, Arabic, Norse, Native American and Gypsy. / Historical names -- Kings and Queens, Saints. / Literary names. / Names in different languages -- Middle and Old English, German. / Names made famous by stars of music, film and TV. Also included are baby horoscopes so parents to be can read about their baby's star sign and predicted personality traits. Ideal names to suit each star sign are suggested. This edition is updated with the new names which have become popular since publication of the previous edition -- Britney, Brooklyn, Kylie -- to name a few.