New Parenting Materials

Life hacks for parents : practical hints for making life with kids easier / Dan Marshall ; illustrations by Kostiantyn Fedorov. cover
Whether you're a first time parent or a seasoned pro, 'Life Hacks for Parents' is your handy guide to making the things that little bit easier. Covering everything from nifty storage hacks to clever cleaning solutions, it has all the time-saving tips you need, so you've got more time to enjoy with your family.
Your baby skin to skin : learn to trust your baby's instincts in the first year / Rachel Fitz-Desorgher. cover
"A baby's instincts are not learned and can never be wrong. Why, then, do we feel the need to work against our newborns - and try to teach them how to be a baby? Sounds crazy doesn't it? Experienced midwife Rachel Fitz-Desorgher helps you understand your baby, and teaches you to stop fighting against their inbuilt reflexes and instinctive cuse. Instead, she uncovers the reasons babies act the way they do, which will produce many 'lightbulb' moments of recognition even in the most sleep-deprived parent."--Publisher's description.
Baby at the table : a 3-step guide to weaning the Italian way / Michela and Emanuela Chiappa. cover
"A 3-step guide to making your favourite meals their favourite flavours Michela and Emanuela's Italian approach to weaning will have your baby eating solid food and enjoying meals with the whole family by the time they celebrate their first birthday. Involving clever combinations of simple ingredients, no special kit, and under 15 minutes' preparation time for each recipe, your baby will quickly progress from basic no-cook purees to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table. The 3-Step Guide: Baby: a foolproof introduction to their first steps in food - 6-8 months: enjoying a variety of flavours - 8-10 months: exploring textures - 10-12 months: experiencing first meals - clever natural teething solutions - 'masking it' tricks Toddler: happy, healthy tummies for them and a stress-free life for you - finger foods - speedy lunchtime meals - travel and lunchbox solutions - quick-fix snacks - tips on dealing with picky eaters Femily: feed your whole family (baby included) one meal - recipes for Brunches, Speedy Dinners, One-pot Meals, Desserts and Bakes - tasty Italian classics you'll return to again and again: Red pepper and super-bean Bolognese Speedy cheat's pizza Fish pies in a mug Chicken pot pie Salmon and sweet potato parcel Chocolate ricotta pudding - '4-ways-with' sections for porridge, pesto, eggs, jacket potatoes and leftovers - healthy make-ahead meal ideas - how to get the kids involved Make your favourite meals their favourite flavours A new approach to baby weaning that will have your baby eating solid food and Italian meals with the whole family by the time they are 12 months old. In a very short space of time, see your baby progress from basic no-cook purees, to interesting snacks and delicious fresh meals eaten at the table with the rest of the family. With minimal equipment, short ingredients lists and no more than 15 minutes preparation time for each recipe, Michela has done the thinking so you don't have to. The 3-step guide: Baby: a foolproof ABC guide to introducing a wide variety of flavours (6-8 months), exploring textures (8-10 months) and enjoying their first meals (10-12 months and beyond), with recipes for no-cook purees, 3-ingredient purees and a wealth of ideas from natural teething solutions to 'masking it' tricks Toddler: from tips on how to deal with picky eaters, through to speedy lunchtime meals, travel and lunchbox solutions and quick-fix snacks, this section will equip you with all the stress-free tools needed to keep toddler tummies happy and healthy Family: ditch 'kids' meals in favour of feeding the whole family (baby included) the same meal; offering recipes for Italian classics that any family will want to eat and return to again and again. Includes ingenious '4-ways with' recipes for things like pesto, eggs and potatoes and make ahead meals such as Red pepper and super bean bolognese, Rainbow gnocchi, Chicken pot pie and Salmon and sweet potato fishcakes." --Publisher's description.
Achtung baby : an American mom on the German art of raising self-reliant children / Sara Zaske. cover
"When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom--much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family's often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with 'selbstandigkeit' (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults." --