The Contented Baby with Toddler Book by Gina Ford

The Contented Baby with Toddler Book

Written by Gina Ford

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Gina Ford is a highly respected by parents for giving no-nonsense advice that really works. In this book her practical tips, brilliant solutions and sound advice on how to introduce a toddler to a new baby brother or sister or how to overcome the challenges of balancing their different needs are brilliantly handled and what’s more, you as a parent, will be calm and contented too.

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The Contented Baby with Toddler Book by Gina Ford

The prospect of bringing a tiny baby home when you already have a toddler can be extremely daunting. Life with a newborn baby is tiring and challenging enough but with a demanding elder brother or sister to deal with too, how do you cope? This book provides practical tips and sanguine advice that can calm and reassure panicked parents.

About the Author

Gina Ford

Gina Ford grew up within an extended family on a farm in the Scottish Borders where, even as a child, she loved looking after younger cousins and neighbours. On moving to Edinburgh to study Hotel and Catering, she joined a premier babysitting agency, and was hugely popular with parents of young babies.

Gina’s work took her first to London and then overseas but, wherever she was, she still found herself drawn to families and called upon to baby-sit or take on the role of temporary nanny. After several years Gina returned to England and, given her skill and passion for working with children, decided to pursue a new career in childcare.

For years she was one of the most sought-after maternity nurses, specialising in caring for newborn babies and toddlers with serious sleeping and feeding problems. During this period Gina was nominated by Harpers & Queen as one of the top ten maternity nurses in the country. She worked in many parts of the world with hundreds of different families, from leading lawyers and high-flying bankers to newspaper editors and other media personalities.

Gina’s particular talent was not only nurturing the child, but ensuring that the mother was well cared for too.

As Gina’s reputation grew, she was approached by a number of publishers, and in 1999 she wrote her first book, The Contented Little Baby Book. It was a runaway success, largely due to enthusiastic personal recommendation, its matter-of-fact style and practical approach appealing to fathers and mothers alike. Since the success of her first book, Gina has gone on to write a further nine books and co-written two others, covering subjects such as Weaning, Feeding, Sleeping, Potty Training and Twins, as well as the popular Ella and Tom series of children’s books.

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Ebury Press

Publication date

2nd July 2009




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