Your parenting questions answered
For a new or expectant parent there are so many questions about raising a child, such as "How do I breast feed?", "How can I get my baby to sleep for longer?", "How do I bath my baby?", "What games should I play with my baby?".
To help you answer these questions and many more, we've launched a new range of DVDs by 'The Essential Parent Company'. They're the UK's first and only comprehensive set of baby/toddler and childcare DVDs, and they feature the childcare expert Professor Robert Winston.
We have 4 DVDs which can be purchased individually - great if you just want to know about one specific topic, or we have a box set which contains all the subjects and is ideal if you're a first time parent, or buying a gift for parents-to-be. The DVDs are: Care and Development , Feeding, Sleeping and First Aid and Accident Prevention.
Each DVD includes clear, visual demonstrations of everything you need to know to bring up a happy, safe and healthy child. They translate complex information that can initially seem quite overwhelming into an easy to understand format, leaving you feeling reassured and more confident in your own skills. All the information is divided into subsections, so you can easily replay topics or skip areas.
When I watched the DVDs, I particularly enjoyed listening to the expert contributions from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Teachers, Child Development psychologists, and of course, Professor Winston who you'll probably recognise from his previous projects and studies which have been on television.
When you're raising a baby, it's important to have a support group; people you can talk to, and places where you can access information. But it's also helpful to have reference tools, that you can quickly and conveniently refer to when you're not sure about something, and I think these DVDs play a brilliant part in that.
In fact, Professor Winston says, 'in the first year of life, a baby learns more, and at a faster rate than they will ever do again'. Given this amazing fact, it's only natural that parents find caring for their baby both a joyful and anxious time. So, if you can refer to one of these DVDs when you have a question or need a little bit of reassurance, then they're a useful source of information to have.
As your baby grows up, you might also enjoy the forthcoming sets in 2012 and 2013 called "The Essential Toddler Care guide" and "The Essential Preparing for School guide".