'How do I encourage my baby to sleep through the night?'
'How do I teach my baby to self-settle?'
'Everyone else seems to be coping with their baby, but my boy just cries all the time. What is wrong with him?'
If these questions sound familiar, then this is the book for you.
The first three months may have passed by in a bit of a blur, but you made it.
However, you probably don't quite feel like you have achieved expert status . . . yet.
Enter the original baby-whisperer-to-the-stars, Dorothy Waide.
Simply Parenting: From 12 Weeks to 12 Months picks up where Dorothy's first book You Simply Can't Spoil a Newborn left off, outlining all the parenting options from the end of the newborn stage until the testing yet terrific years of toddlerhood, using matter-of-fact language to gently guide you to make the decisions that are right for you and your baby.
Whether you want to try the routine-based approach or if it suits you better to be more flexible - regardless of whether you are breast- or bottle-feeding, co-sleeping or swaddling - this book outlines all the options clearly and without judgement.
After all, there truly is no 'one way fits all', and no one is more of an expert on your baby than you. Simply Parenting will help you to become your own baby's whisperer.
Dorothy Waide is a Karitane Mothercraft nurse based in Auckland and one of New Zealand's most sought-after baby sleep consultants. In 2015 Dorothy wrote her book You Simply Can't Spoil a Newborn which became a bestseller. Dorothy has written articles for OHbaby!, Little Treasures, Porse, and currently blogs for ecostore and Sleepytot. Over the past 7 years Dorothy has featured on Seven Sharp, Breakfast, Good Morning TVNZ and helped Jenny-May Coffin with her twins on Whanau Living. Dorothy has also featured in Next, New Idea, Kiwi Parent Magazine, Porse Magazine, Australian Women's Weekly, NZ Herald, Stuff and regional newspapers and had radio appearances on The Hits, More FM, Newstalk ZB nationwide and other regional radio stations throughout the country.