Teach Your Child to Sleep
By Millpond Sleep Clinic
The highly-acclaimed Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic has a 97 per cent success rate in resolving children's sleep problems. Discover how to get your baby or child to settle easily and sleep through the night with step-by-step advice that gets right to the heart of the problem. From your child needing a feed in the night to night-waking, this book covers a range of situations, using gentle and persuasive methods. Adapt the programme to your circumstances and see good results in 2-3 weeks.
A Dad's Guide to Babycare
By Colin Cooper
Conceived both to teach men the best ways to care for their babies and to reflect their masculine approach to childcare, this book is a comprehensive guide on how to manage every aspect of caring for newborns to older toddlers. A further feature is that it offers help in illuminating and helping to resolve contentious issues over care that frequently arise between partners. Designed to be user friendly, with dozens of step by step and other action photos, it is also filled with tips and anecdotes from fathers who share their hard-won expertise with their peers. As childcare is increasingly shared between couples or performed exclusively by men, it seems only right that men should have a guide of their own.
The Alternative Guide To Baby Names
By Cara Frost-Sharratt
Guarantee your kid stands out from the crowd with this vast selection of hip, edgy and occasionally outrageous baby names. The Alternative Guide to Baby Names goes beyond the pedestrian suggestions of the traditional baby name book, featuring boys' names like Draven, Legion, Skylar and Snake, and quirky girls' names such as Harper, Nori, Eyre and Effie. Taking inspiration from celebrities, fictional characters, the music industry and place names, this book will provide you with hundreds of ideas and hours of fun.
Giving your partner oral sex is one of the most intimate and pleasurable experiences you can offer. Not only does it make him feel extra special but the 'wow' factor of a perfectly executed blow job will strengthen and deepen your relationship, and elevate you to a sex goddess in his eyes! However there are bad blow jobs as well as good ones, and this informative book will show you the difference. Packed with hot tips and expert advice, 'Unzipped' includes exercises to precision-train your lips, mouth and tongue, sensual foreplay to get you both in the mood and sensational techniques to turn him on. And with ways for him to keep you happy while you work and an assortment of toys and tasty treats, he's not the only one who will be kept satisfied!
By Desmond Morris
Babies are amazing, with incredible potential for growth and extraordinary powers of development. Desmond Morris's visually stunning and thought-provoking book sets out the astonishing facts to make you marvel at the complexity of the human body and a baby's ability to achieve so much in so little time.Covering learning and physical, emotional and social progress in the first two years as well as retrospective glimpses of life in the womb, Baby contains a wealth of fascinating information and captivating photographs. An engaging read and enchanting reference, Baby is the ideal gift or self-purchase for new parents, as well as anyone interested in how the human body works.
Dating the Second Time Around
By Dr Gian Gonzaga
Entering the dating arena the second time around can be daunting, difficult and fraught with pitfalls. This book arms you with the tools you need to surmount the particular challenges of dating again after the end of a long-term relationship. Chapters One and Two include insightful quizzes that will help you to turn the mirror on yourself and consider what great qualities you have to bring to a new relationship. Chapter Three explores the notion of compatibility, while Chapter Four encourages you to pin down exactly what it is you want in a partner. Chapter Five provides expert advice on where to meet people, whether it be through friends and acquaintances, at work, through leisure activities or online. It even gives pointers on how to create a successful online profile. Dos and don'ts of dating are explored in Chapter Six, and Chapters Seven to Ten detail how to make a relationship work, from the early weeks through to marriage and parenthood. Lastly, Chapter Eleven signs off with some essential nuggets of wisdom from the eHarmony experts on how to keep your relationship fresh.
By Desmond Morris
Child explores the world of young children aged from 2 to 5 as they emerge from toddlerdom and start out on the long road to independence. These early years are a time when their capacity for learning and sheer exuberance for life are unparalleled and this insightful guide contains a wealth of information about all aspects of development. Age-by-stage profiles describe growth patterns, social and emotional behaviour, physical and cognitive skills. Gestures and body language are interpreted to guide the reader to a better understanding of personality and what young children are thinking and feeling. Enchanting photographs capture typical actions and reactions to everyday experiences.
The Mummy Coach
By Lorraine Thomas
The Mummy Coach is for mothers who know that they're doing the most important job they will ever do in their lives and are passionate about being the best parents possible. It's about creating a family with happiness at its very core and giving children the best possible start in life so they will grow up with confidence and self-belief. By focusing on ten specific skills, parent coach Lorraine Thomas provides a practical and positive programme to develop your expertise as a parent and celebrate achievement. By spending just a few minutes a day on a series of skillbuilding exercises, you can take your parenting skills to another level and see results from day one. Whether you're a busy stay-at-home or working mum, this highly accessible book is a 'must' read, taking you on an exciting and engaging journey that will allow you to be the mum you want to be.
By Eileen Hayes
Part of a popular series produced in association with Britain's best-loved parenting magazine Practical Parenting, this book addresses one of the most common and distressing aspects of toddler behaviour. Tantrums are common between the ages of 15 months and three years as children seek independence and learn to cope with everyday frustrations. Learn to identify and avoid flashpoint situations and tantrum triggers and discover tried-and-tested strategies you can adapt for every occasion. With advice on dealing with tantrums, reducing their frequency and even avoiding them completely, the easy-to-use format includes tips, checklists, charts, case studies and Q&As.
By Siobhan Stirling
Achieving a good night's sleep is every parent's dream, but it's not just those with newborns who long for unbroken rest - babies and children of all ages may experience disrupted sleep patterns, making them fractious and lethargic during the day.This book describes tried-and-tested strategies to get your baby to sleep through the night, and is produced in association with Britain's best-loved parenting magazine, Practical Parenting. The easy-to-use format includes tips, checklists, charts, case studies and Q&As and addresses typical problems such as bed-wetting, nightmares, early waking and fear of the dark.
By Dawn Mellowship
Every year we each absorb an estimated 2 kilograms of chemicals through beauty and cosmetic products. Chemicals found in lipsticks, skin lotions and hair dyes have been linked with tumours, cell mutation, allergies, reproductive complications, endocrine disruption and cancer. Isn't it time we all paid more attention to exactly what goes into the eye shadows, body washes and deodorants we love to use? This compelling and timely book tells you the key chemicals you should avoid, reveals just how natural 'organic' beauty products really are, and features a directory highlighting the health issues surrounding a wide range of products, from hair gel to sunscreens.
Weights Work for Women
By Jan Endacott
Weight training increases strength and stamina, improves balance and co-ordination and, by turning fat to muscle, will give you a leaner, healthier, sexier body. There are several proven health benefits for women, too, including a decreased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and arthritis. In this book you will discover that weight training is easy - in fact all it takes is two or three 20-minute sessions per week! Organised into body sections - upper, mid, and lower body - a comprehensive set of exercises cover all the major muscle groups. At-a-glance workouts tailor sets of these exercises to different needs, whether you want to improve definition in your back, sculpt the perfect beach body or are looking for a gentle workout suited to the more mature woman. Also included are vital warm-up and cool-down stretches, which help prevent injury and increase flexibility.
Your Baby's First Year
By Richard C. Woolfson, Anne Richley, Dr Lowri Kew
The first year is an exciting period of enormous change for your baby and a life-changing experience for new parents too. Produced in association with Practical Parenting magazine, this authoritative guide tells you what developments to expect month-by-month.Practical guidance, with step-by-step photography, shows you how to care for your new baby, taking you through all the basics, from handling and dressing to bathing and breastfeeding. The book includes helpful questions and answers and the reassuring real-life experiences of Practical Parenting readers.
The Reflexology Bible
By Louise Keet
Reflexology is a safe, gentle therapy that boosts the body's healing systems and helps combat stress. This comprehensive book contains everything you need to know about the subject, including zone maps of the hands and feet, techniques for working the reflex points, advice on how to prepare for a reflexology session and a step-by-step routine to treat the whole body. With a detailed directory providing instructions to relieve common ailments, from digestive problems to skin complaints, plus specialised treatments to suit children and the elderly, this is the only guide to reflexology you'll ever need.
By Helen Foster
It's a fact that eating carbs that score low on the glycaemic index (GI) will make you lose weight and gain energy. This book provides you with all the basic information you need to know about the glycaemic index, as well as an easy-to-follow diet plan, complete with delicious low GI recipes for each day of the week, which will help you stay fit and healthy without having to go hungry. With GI ratings for over 300 everyday foods to maximise your choices, GI Basics is all you need to get you started on a low GI diet.
By Dr Jane Gilbert, Jane Gilbert
Abandoning nappies is a major developmental milestone but toilet training cannot be forced or hurried, especially if a child is not ready. This book will help you decide the right time to begin and offers tried-and-tested practical suggestions for successful potty training. Typical problems such as late-starters, fear of the toilet, bedwetting and relapses are all covered, alongside expert tips, checklists and real-life anecdotes. Also included is a question and answer section addressing common concerns and how to avoid the ten most common mistakes that parents make.
By Jane Clarke
Yummy Baby! takes parents through all the stages of early life, from milk through weaning to feeding a toddler. Along the way it addresses parents' key concerns, including allergies, organic, E numbers, sugar and salt. Jane cuts through the myths by revealing what you do need to worry about and stressing what you don't. Yummy Baby! comprises chapters on milk, the nutritional principles of weaning, practical information on how to wean and solving everyday problems and illnesses with food. Jane includes 60 recipes for dishes that can be eaten as part of an adult meal as well as by babies and toddlers. And she shows parents how to cure everyday problems such as coughs and colds, an upset tummy or constipation, with food, making this the only food book that parents of babies and toddlers need!
Pilates for Pregnancy
By Jan Endacott
Keep healthy, toned and comfortable throughout your pregnancy with these safe and gentle exercises to suit your changing shape. Clear step-by-step instructions and gentle hints will take you through the basics and exercises for every stage. Also included are at-a-glance workouts, breathing techniques and an easy-to-follow postnatal exercise plan to help you regain your figure quickly after the birth.
Pilates for Men
By Alan Herdman
Although Pilates has recently become extremely popular, there are few books aimed specifically at men. This book teaches you how to get the most from Pilates by allowing you to structure and pace your own workout. As you progress you can choose from basic, intermediate and advanced workouts, and select exercises according to your sport to develop specific strength in different muscle groups. Pilates for Men also gives advice on how to improve your posture and to avoid aches and pains, and includes a lifestyle section to help you feel good, both mentally and spiritually.
Image Matters for Men
By Veronique Henderson, Pat Henshaw
Most men would like help with what to wear, to learn what colours suit them and to find out how to choose the right outfit for each occasion. "Image Matters for Men" includes tips on grooming, clothes care and accessories. It will show you how to dress to impress, and helps you learn how to look confident in an interview, attractive for a romantic meal and relaxed on holiday.