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Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care: What You Need to Know for the First Year from America's Most Trusted Nanny Paperback – Bargain Price, May 6, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion (May 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401309062
  • ASIN: B0023RSZL4
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Frost, star of ABC television's Supernanny (and author of a book by the same title) has no formal training, but viewers and readers alike eagerly tune in to her commonsense advice on parenting, and no doubt this latest effort will be well received by her followers. Frost focuses on the first year of life, addressing the concerns that arise in three-month intervals as a baby grows. Noting that she began her 17-year career by caring for newborns, the author presents her softer side, discarding the professorial glasses and stern expressions of earlier book covers. But this nanny still is fond of order; she includes charts for sleep routines (no catnap before bedtime), feeding and weaning schedules. Frost offers useful tips about preparing the nursery, buying equipment and dealing with emotional issues such as postpartum blues. No surprise, when it comes to help after baby arrives, Frost observes, If you can afford it, nothing beats the one-on-one home care a nanny gives. For those who don't have a nanny in the budget, this book—written in the confident yet caring tone Supernanny fans adore—will serve as a live-in readers can keep by their bedsides. (May)
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About the Author

Jo Frost spent more than seventeen years as a nanny, and much of this experience was in caring for infants. She continues to dedicate herself to the profession she loves through her popular ABC television show, Supernanny, her bestselling books Supernanny and Ask Supernanny, and her popular web site, JoFrost.com. She divides her time between England, her home country, and the United States.

More About the Author

Jo Frost is one of the UK's leading childcare and baby experts. She presents the hit TV show Supernanny and has become the nation's preferred nanny.

Customer Reviews

This book is very informative and easy to follow.
Sarah Finkelstein
There is just no way a breastfeeding mother can establish an adequate milk production by putting the baby on a feeding schedule.
hestia74
My girlfriend read this book in her third trimester and she enjoyed it a lot.
Orlin Todorov

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Julie Neal TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 13, 2008
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It covers all the important bases, but this book doesn't have the authoritative tone and depth of the classic childcare books such as Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care or Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach. As an additional volume though, it's just fine.

The book has a whiff of cheap about it. The unsophisticated design incorporates no color photographs (the Leach book above has over 350) and less than a dozen black and white images.

The advice, however, is sound. Throughout the book are boxed "Need to Know" items on topics such as the steps to administering medicine to a baby and when to call the doctor.

Here's the chapter list:

Part 1: Before Baby's Born
* Becoming confident parents
* Making confident first choices
* Essential equipment for provisioning your baby

Part 2: Baby's Here!
* Zero to three months
* Three to six months
* Six to nine months
* Nine to twelve months

Part 3: Exceptional Circumstances
* Multiple births
* Preemies and other special needs
* The adopted baby

Part 4: Tidying Up: Resource Guides
* Growth charts
* Immunization schedule
* Common illnesses and ailments in babies
* Meningitis
* Emergency first aid for children under one
* First aid kit
* Toys for the first year
* Useful resources
* Baby log
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By E. Cavazos on May 17, 2008
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I just got this book a couple of weeks ago. Already I have implemented a feeding routine for my 3 month old. He is taking to it wonderfully. I have also read great advice on different issues, such as crying, nap times, etc. What is wonderful is that Jo breaks the age groups up so that you can tailor your parenting to that age group. I was so glad to recieve the book while he is still young, so that I may implement the different routines (feeding, sleep, play time) as he grows.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brigitte on September 6, 2008
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I liked the way this book was organized, and found the illustrations useful. Joe Frost's no-nonsense approach to child care makes her a favorite in this family, and I gave her book to my daughter who is expecting her first child in December.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. A. Tumminello on June 24, 2008
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Jo Frost does it again......she is great at what she does. She gives you all the info you need and writes it in ways that makes you feel like she is talking to you in person. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I recommended it to family members and friends that are expecting and those who are not.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By V. Melean on February 11, 2011
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Another great book from the super nanny! If you are having a baby, you should buy it, since it covers all the important matters regarding the subject from newborns to toodlers. It provides detailed instructions and useful tips for making your home a safety and healthy place for the baby, how to create and follow a daily routine for the baby and the family, how to set up your expectations about what's gonna come with the baby's arrival, how to feed them, bath them, taking care of them (and you) and so on. She shares expert advice on the subject that I think every new parent should know about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amy on April 20, 2012
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I love that it gives answers to questions a new mom with little baby experience has. It talks a lot about the feelings and emotions you will go through and how to overcome them. She truly describes the desires of a mothers heart.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charissa Green on August 28, 2008
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I gifted this book to my sister, Aimee' (first time mom), and not only did it arrive the next day when I only paid for regular shipping, but it made all of baby's sleeping problems go away. Aimee' can now sleep through the night EVERY night. Using techniques in this book is like taking a sleeping pill... definitely a good thing for any mom out there!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Silva on July 28, 2014
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Loved this book. Very helpful, practical, sensible...
Other reviewers complained about the black and white photos and grammar errors. I don't really care about that. The most important is the important techniques I learned and amazing tips.
I agreed with everything in it and thought everything made perfect sense to me.
I'm 6 months pregnant at the moment and I know I will be reaching out very often for this book for the next year too.
Highly recommend!
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