The first three months of a newborn baby’s life offer new parents a unique opportunity to lay a solid and loving foundation that will last a lifetime. It is also when parents — whether first-time or not — need unfailing support to help them deal with the countless decisions they face every day.
You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn reveals my nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching them to self-settle and resettle. I also share advice on solving common feeding issues and managing time, relationships and emotional demands in the weeks following birth.
You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn is written for fatigued, time-poor parents. The details are clear and succinct, using bullet points, photographs and illustrations for quick reference. It is structured by topic rather than developmental stages, acknowledging that babies grow at different rates.
Reassuring without being prescriptive, it takes into account modern lifestyles and recognises that every baby — and every parent — is different.
What Readers Have to Say
’m a first time mum of a 3 week old and have found your book fantastic! My partner and I were so confused by all the different advice and recommendations we were receiving and your book has summed things up for us and reinforced the advice from our LMC. I’ve dipped in and out of it having purchased it before he was born. I have a happy little fella.
Claire Walker – August 2015
I’m a Midwife of 18 years, and always struggle to find books I can fully recommend. But this one is a treasure! Clear and too the point! You CANT spoil a newborn, nurture, nurture, nurture. Feed and sleep! You have broken through the clutter of all the “opinions”, and with wisdom, gentleness and flexibility, you’ve encouraged mums and Whanau to nurture their newborns! Brilliant! Thanks!
Veronica Storey – August 2015
I really enjoyed your book – it was very reassuring to known that I can never spoil my newborn and that being relaxed, flexible and show her all the love in the world is the best recipe for success. As a result I am lucky to have newborn who has slept through the night since she was 5 weeks old. Thank you
Amber Quinnell – September 2015
Forward: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Written and Read by Dorothy Waide
Audiobook Production: Audiobooks NZ
Audio Editing: Leo Foliaki