Finding out what to expect during each week of pregnancy is easy; the shops are heaving with informative guides. Yet when the baby finally arrives and you are left to face the weeks of unpredictability and worry that a newborn baby brings, there are no week-by-week baby manuals to offer the advice, information and reassurance you need. Your Baby Week By Week is the guide you've been crying out for. Each chapter covers just one week of a baby's development, and, ideal for tired and anxious parents, the week is divided into sections so that you can quickly and easily skim the chapter and find the information you're looking for. It covers the basics - sleep, feeding, crying, washing, play and development - as well as being packed full of vital information and handy tips for checking a baby's progress, including: - which vaccinations he needs and when - how much milkfeeds he needs - planning ahead - specific problems you may encounter, such as colic, and how to deal with them Clearly laid out and written by two experienced mothers - one a paediatrician, the other the Daily Mirror's health editor, this is a reassuring and practical guide to help you through the crucial first six months of parenthood.
Dr Caroline Fertleman is Consultant Paediatrician at the Whittington Hospital, London, and is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London Medical School. She lives in London with her husband and three children. Simone Cave has been health editor at the Daily Mirror for six years, prior to which she was a freelance journalist covering health and medical issues for national newspapers and magazines. She lives with her husband and two children in South London and, as a mother, knows only too well the trials and tribulations that babies can bring.