AT Home with Jo Frost - July 2011 - (Page 58)

CONFIDENT Jo Frost’s latest book, Con dent Baby Care, tells you everything you need to know in the rst year of your baby’s life. This extract highlights the important choices you and your partner will have to make in the early days… FIRST CHOICES W hen you first met your partner, you spent time getting to know one another. You dated and talked and fell in love. At some point you made the decision to commit to one another, which is one of the biggest commitments you’ll ever make in your life. Then you may make a commitment to have a child together, which is the other big life commitment, and suddenly, you stop talking about the important things. I see this all the time with the families I work with. Couples discuss what kinds of holidays to take, how to decorate the house, where to go at the weekend, but they often don’t take the time to get on the same page as one another over crucial issues they are going to encounter about raising their child – such as breastfeeding, sleep schedules, daycare, discipline, grandparents and dealing with other children. Even when they focus on having a baby, it’s easy for people to become absorbed in what colour the nursery’s going to be and forget the fundamentals. Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter what colour paint is on the wall – what matters is parenting a happy, healthy child, and to do that, you need to make decisions as a couple. 058 | JULY 2011 PHOTOGRAPHS: GETTY IMAGES PLACE YOUR BABY’S FEET AT THE FOOT OF THE CRIB OR COT

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Jo Frost - July 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
HELLO FROM JO FROST
NOTEBOOK NEWS
JAM-PACKED JULY
FAMILY FORTUNES
OUT AND ABOUT
MUNCH BUNCH
LET’S PARTY!
TOP TOOLS
EXTREME PARENTAL GUIDANCE
FIRST-TIME MUMS
ROUTINE CHECKS
YEAR ONE
MAGNIFICENT MILESTONES
GETTING ABREAST OF IT
BOTTLE IT UP
GREEN BABY
SKIN SOLUTIONS
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
GOING SOLID
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
BABY ON THE MOVE
FASHION FORWARD
BREAK THE HABIT
SIBLING WARS
BOOK SMART
BEST BEDROOMS
FOOD FOES
UNDER THE WEATHER
PERFECT PLAY
TOP OF YOUR GAME
TRENDY TOTS
GET READY FOR SCHOOL
ACTING THEIR AGE
MAKE SCHOOL COOL
ALL GROWN UP?
CYBER SPACE
IMAGE CONSCIOUS
LOVE YOUR LUNCHBOX
I DO IT MY WAY
THE BIG PICTURE
BACK TO WORK
JOB QUEST
CAREER WITH KIDS
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...
NURSERY TALES
BODY BOOST
PET PROUD
KIDS’ STUFF
FAMILY FUN
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
COMING SOON
HELP ME NANNY JO!
SAFETY FIRST
WOW FACTOR
CRAFT CORNER
HOT OFFERS
STOCKISTS

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