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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091912660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091912666
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #715,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"'It is hard to overestimate the good she has done...How to reward this great benefactor of mankind?...My wife takes the view that only sainthood will do.'" -- Peter Oborne, Political Editor The Spectator "Gina Ford is the Delia Smith of parenting." YOU Magazine "For me she was an absolute godsend." -- Kate Winslet

About the Author

Gina Ford is Britain's bestselling childcare author whose first publication The Contented Little Baby has sold over a million copies and keeps going! With over thirty years hands-on experience as a maternity nurse, her advice and methods have been a godsend to tired, stressed parents throughout the world and have helped a generation of children go to bed on time and sleep calmly through the night. She runs a hugely popular website: www.contentedbaby.com and has published over twenty parenting books.

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The book is good, concise and goes right to the point.
Natalia M. Heer Pont
The author states very clearly what hurdles you are likely to face, and how to help your child face them, how to help your toddler grow into a well-rounded child.
Mum of 5 {ages 6 and under}
I purchased this book when my toddler turned one because The Contented Little Baby book (also by Ford), only covered the first year and I suddenly felt lost!
Samantha Jones

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Jones on July 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book when my toddler turned one because The Contented Little Baby book (also by Ford), only covered the first year and I suddenly felt lost! Ford is a genious when it comes to handling babies and toddlers and this book covers issues such as sleeping, eating, tantrums, potty-training, etc. Recently, we transitioned our 28-month old to a toddler bed and it was taking an hour to settle her down and multiple trips to put her back in bed. We followed Ford's suggestion on handling this situation and within 2 weeks (as promised), our daughter was (and still is) asleep within 10 minutes of our leaving the room with no movement from the bed. It's a miracle! If you have a toddler, you have to have this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mum of 5 {ages 6 and under} on November 22, 2008
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This book is fantastic. It is a fantastic parenting book, that is concise and easy to understand with helpful tips to enhance your toddler's learning curves. The first part of the book is broken into two sections 12-24 months and 24-36 months. The author states very clearly what hurdles you are likely to face, and how to help your child face them, how to help your toddler grow into a well-rounded child. I feel confident to take my (currently 8 month old) into the toddler years with fantastic information to help lessen the frustrations of a 12-24 month old who will be learning to communicate but not probably knowing exactly how, and how to help my 24-36 month old become more independent and be a hands-on mother to enhance her growth and development. I haven't implemented anything yet (due to my daughter's age) but I can already tell it will become "my Bible" for child-rearing these early years, and I feel confident moving into the next phase of motherhood. This is a purchase you won't regret it at all.

UPDATE July 2011: I have read this book and referred to this book about twice a year. It's an easy read to refresh your memory on your toddler. I have not come across anything the author says to NOT be true. Everything she seems to hit the nail on the head. Some day, I want to kiss the ground that Gina Ford walks on. She has given my husband and I the tools to parent so confidently and informative. I read it over a week to just refresh my thoughts and remind myself about my toddlers. This has been a great tool in our home to enhance our parenting!
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By Gina LaMora on January 16, 2014
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Gina's book is an excellent guide on how to approach toddler schedules, ie. Eating, sleeping and playing. It's very well balanced and it's been a wonderful guide to our family since our son was born. I love the "situation/Q&A" sections in the book. By reading them we realize that everyone is going through the same growth spurts, which include more/less sleep, discipline, etc. I think we as parents are the trainers and Gina gives us the program :) Absolutely LOVE Gina's books. I now give them as baby shower gifts to my friends.
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By Francesca on March 4, 2013
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Like the Contented little baby book, a reliable, clear, practical and non-presumptuous guide, I'd recommend it to all first time parents
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Kids need structure that is all there is to it. Gina Ford's book presents a comprehensive step by step instructional on how to build a safe and sane environment for your child. Bought this used and the pages seem to have been wet at some point but the book is complete and the content preserved. Arrived fast and intact, good job from the seller.
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More About the Author

Gina Ford has over twenty years' experience of looking after babies and young children. She has worked as a maternity nurse all over the world for all kinds of people, from lawyers and bankers to newspaper editors, pop stars and other high-profile media personalities. She now runs a consultancy service for parents.