Bringing up baby

There is a very interesting programme on the tv right now — it’s a 4-part series called bringing up baby.  It’s following 6 families who are adhering to 3 different parenting theories.  The blurb on the website is:

“To try and make sense of it all, we’ve taken three of the most influential baby handbooks of the last hundred years and are pitting them against each other with the help of six new families. Each couple has chosen the method they think will best suit their values and lifestyles and has agreed to let cameras observe how they get on for the first three months of their babies’ lives.”

I wish this had been out before we had Luke as I would have done a few things differently.  The good news is, it’s not too late to change.

I would go and see if my library has these books but as it’s about as big as our living room I doubt it.  Might see if I can pick up a cheap copy somewhere. (I’m particularly interested in the Continuum Concept as it seems right up my street!)

I’ll keep you posted!






2 responses to “Bringing up baby”

  1. Tayke Avatar

    Babies!: A Parent’s Guide to Enjoying Baby’s First Year
    New Toddler Taming: The World’s Bestselling Parenting Guide

    Hi Lisa,
    Have heard of but not seen the programme mentioned as it’s been in the press recently.I’ve put links above to two books that will save your – or any parents – life. The baby version was not around when we had our children but Toddler Taming was. Forget the rest, these are pure gold and they WORK. Dr Christopher Green is a child psychologist who cheerfully admits he thought he knew all about children until he actually had some of his own at which point he realised he knew nothing.
    I read your other article to about not liking being a ‘new’ mother. Jane was the same. We had to ours by C-section too and that feeling of depression is so normal that I wouldn’t waste a moment feeling bad about it. The first year is the hardest with any child but I found it improves in three month bites. Once the little devils can move themselves around they get far more relaxed.
    I would also recommend you watch Supernanny if you don’t already. She knows what works too.
    Hope you and Andy are well.
    Bill Black

  2. Lisa Avatar

    Thank you Bill! It’s nice to know you’re not the only one going through something.

    I’ve added those books to my Amazon wishlist!
    Although I don’t know if I can wait for someone else to buy it for me. 🙂

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