Gentle Baby Care

No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry — Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby

Format: Paperback, 640 pages
ISBN : 0071398856 / 9780071398855

» Car Seat Crying
» Choosing A Pediatrician
» Colic
» Co-Sleeping – Making It Work & Making It Safe
» The Baby Blues
» Handling Unwanted Advice
» Stop The Diaper Changing Battles
» Going Visiting With Your Baby

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Gentle Baby Care is a Trusted Advisor Pick at Chapters Indigo Bookstore.  It has been recommended by the Chapters Indigo Bookstore panel of medical experts and is part of Indigo’s Trusted Advisor Health Program.

Congratulations on your new baby! You have now joined the long and respected chain of mothers and fathers stretching back to the very beginning of families. In many ways, caring for your new baby will be totally natural and instinctual. Yet, you will certainly have many questions . . . that’s normal, too.  Although parents today are the most educated in history, in many respects we are also the least experienced.

Parents in the past had a whole network of support at hand. They usually had their parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles nearby from whom to get help and advice. Also, as they grew up, they had lots of hands-on experience caring for younger siblings, cousins, and neighbors. Their hundreds of hours of tiny-tot training (from diaper duty to burping to rocking a child to sleep) really made them feel prepared for having their own newborn.

But today’s parents are different. We often live farther away from our baby-savvy relatives. And, as amazing as it sounds, many moms and dads barely have even held a baby before giving birth and being handed their own little bundle by the nurse. I don’t know how much hands-on baby experience you have, but most parents I see in my practice have very little to none. (No wonder new parents sometimes joke that they expect some type of “shoplifting alarm” to go off when they leave the hospital!)

But don’t worry! Even if you don’t know everything about babies, Elizabeth Pantley does. Like her extraordinary book The No-Cry Sleep Solution, Elizabeth’s Gentle Baby Care is a warm, fact-filled, and practical book.

Her advice is guided by love and a level head. With her broad experience as a parenting educator and mother of four children, this book is the next best thing to having a wise and experienced friend living next door. I have no doubt that Gentle Baby Care will be a valuable addition to your library, whether you are a first-time parent or an old experienced pro.

” Elizabeth Pantley has done it again…provide parents with a valuable tool to help overcome the challenges that accompany the joys of being a mom or dad. Gentle Baby Care puts everything a parent needs to know at their fingertips in an easy to use reference system. The book is organized in a way that takes you to the answers you need and refers you to additional topics related to the subject, eliminating the need for busy parents to flip back and forth from index to chapters. Every mother should have two copies of Gentle Baby Care–one for herself and one for her caregiver, mother-in-law or spouse.” ~ Maria Bailey , CEO, BSM Media, Founder,, Smart Mom Solutions, and Host of Mom Talk Radio

This book has been recommended by the Chapters-Indigo panel of medical experts and is part of Indigo’s Trusted Advisor Health Program.

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