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Author Norris, Sarah, author.

Title The baby detective : solve your baby problems your way / Sarah Norris.

Publication Info. London : Orion Spring, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    306.874 NOR    DUE 12-05-19
1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch On Order.
Description viii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents How to be your own baby detective : an example of a baby detective investigation -- Clues : what affects your baby? -- Essential record keeping -- How to carry out your own investigation -- Planning ahead -- How to wind your baby -- Useful tools and equipment -- Case studies -- What is normal? -- Where and how to get help when you need it -- Emergency action : Screaming baby : how to shut down a meltdown.
How to be your own Baby Detective : an example of a Baby Detective investigation. Case study: Two-week windy-baby troubleshooting job in London ; How you do this for yourselves ; Becoming your own detective -- Clues : what affects your baby?. Environmental factors: temperature, noise, light, handling, atmosphere, other environmental factors ; Biological states: hunger, tiredness, pain ; Temperament: observation, thresholds ; Emotional response -- Essential record-keeping. Baby records: parental or family records, anxiety -- How to carry out your own investigation. Find time to think ; AIM process - Assess, Investigate and Modify: defining the problem ; Phase 1: Assessment (what?) ; Phase 2: Investigation (why?) ; Phase 3: Modification (solution) -- Planning ahead. Using AIM to prepare for: ; A family gathering at home ; A medical appointment or treatment ; A social event away from home ; A foreign holiday ; Baby's development: weaning from a swaddle, transitioning to a cot, altering feed intervals, adjusting daytime naps, play -- How to wind [burp] your baby. Why do babies get wind? ; Anatomy of a baby's stomach ; Winding positions and techniques: key points. Starting position ; Patting ; Up-rub ; Tilting ; Tipping ; Over shoulder ; Over knees ; Put down/pick up ; Swaddling ; Dislodging difficult wind ; Distraction ; Tools ; How to become an efficient winder -- Useful tools and equipment. Equipment. ; Pacifier/ dummy ; Swaddles ; Music, sound apps, white noise ; Comforters, toys ; Bottles and teats ; Sling, baby carrier ; Yoga ball, gym ball ; Toolkit reminder list -- Case studies. Newborn : painful breastfeeds ; Four days old : breastfeeding mum with low milk supply ; Three months old : difficult transition from breast to bottle ; Four months old: breakdown of routine, bad habits ; Five months old: recognizing when and how to wean -- What is normal?. Colour ; Cord ; Eyes ; Legs, arms and feet ; Strange noises ; Crying ; Head shape ; Appetite ; Wind ; Hiccups ; Breathing and temperature ; Sleep ; Birthmarks ; Urine, faeces and constipation ; Skin rashes -- Where and how to get help when you need it. Other people's opinions ; Hospital ; Community midwife ; Health visitor ; Doctor/ GP ; Non-medical expert, 'consultant' ; Maternity nurse or nanny ; Support group -- Emergency action - Screaming baby - how to shut down a meltdown. Comfort sucking ; Movement ; Noise ; Light ; Try a different room ; Air movement ; Other things to try -- Emergency routine.
Summary "The Baby Detective" is the only book of the parenting genre to develop a unique, step-by-step investigative process that will enable parents to solve their own baby care problems. It puts them firmly back in the driving seat, giving them the tools to do away with sometimes conflicting and confusing expert advice, and to face parenting challenges using their own intuition. Drawing on case studies of Sarah's previous clients, the book is based around her unique principle of AIM, in which parents are guided through the process of Assessing a problematic situation, Investigating the possible causes and Modifying behaviour in order to resolve it. It provides insight in to how and why environment, biology and personality interact to affect your baby, as well as suggesting numerous tips and strategies for remedying problems.
Subject Parenting.
Infants -- Care.
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