**AWARDED A MUMSNET BEST BADGE 2016**
Whether you’ve just had a baby or you’re about to welcome your new little bundle into the world, you probably have a LOT of questions …
I know I did! And I also know from first-hand experience with my three babies that one-size-fits all parenting doesn’t work. So this book is to help you find out what will work for you and your baby. I’ve included all the information and friendly advice I wish I’d been given before I became a mum for the first time, alongside the routines, shortcuts and tips that worked for me.
I hope this book will empower you during your first twelve months of parenthood to trust your own mummy intuition, and to care for your children in your own way – confidently and happily. We all have that intuition, we just need to learn to tune into it! With chapters on feeding, sleeping, wellbeing and lifestyle – as well as how to look after yourself – this book will equip you with all the know-how you need to get you through the sleepless nights and concerns, to all the magical first moments. It’s a collection of everything that worked for me as a new mum – and I hope it works for you, too.
Love, Holly xxx
Praise from Mumsnet mums:
‘It contains absolutely everything you need to know about a new baby and what to expect, in an easy to read, friendly, non-patronising tone.’
‘I absolutely loved this book. This is a must-buy for parents to be.’
‘Any parent-to-be will find this invaluable, I really can’t praise it enough.’
‘It was very refreshing to read a totally non-biased and non-judgemental account from a real Mum. Not a childless expert or breastfeeding advocate or textbook dictator but someone who has been there and who knows every child is different.’
‘As a Mum of soon-to-be 3, I was feeling apprehensive about adding another to our growing brood! However, reading this book has reassured me that there are no wrongs or rights, and to go with the flow.’
‘It’s written in an honest, down-to-earth manner and is well laid out with easy to follow chapters. Holly writes about her experiences in an endearing way but also provides a balanced opinion.’
‘I was impressed with this book, to the point that I would recommend it or give it to an expectant mum as a gift.’
About the author
Holly Willoughby is best known for her presenting roles on This Morning, Surprise Surprise and Celebrity Juice. After she was discovered by Storm Modelling Agency on a school trip at the age of 14, she quickly went on to land modelling jobs and presenting roles for various CiTV children’s programmes, all before becoming the co-presenter of Dancing on Ice with Philip Schofield. Juggling her busy television career with being a mum to her three small children, she is also the co-author of a series of children’s books with her sister, Kelly.
This book was extremely helpful and seemed to shake some of the fear and uncertainty I was facing. It was given me the confidence to do what I feel is best for me, my husband and baby and all together was a great read.
Came at the right point of my pregnancy where I was being bombarded with negative comments and what I should and shouldn't do. This book reminded me to focus on what we think is right and what makes us happy. Makes a change to read positive things about pregnancy thank you