A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World (Emery Bernhard)

5.0 out of 5 stars World wide, Children and families benefit from babywearing.,15 July 1999 Review By An Amazon Customer This review is from: A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World (Hardcover)

Beautiful visual and written images of babies and children from many cultures being carried in […]

Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves

Book Description Every parent would happily give up ever scolding, punishing or threatening if she only knew how to ensure that her toddler/child/teen would thrive and act responsibly without such painful measures. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is the answer to this universal wish. It is not about gentle ways to control a […]

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Review Mumsnet Best Awards 2011 – Best parenting book `An excellent book for reassessing the way you talk to your children and, as one said, “putting it into practice isn’t as hard as I imagined and the children respond so, so well”.’ –Mumsnet, January 2011


This down-to-earth book is written to make […]

What Mothers Do: Especially When it Looks Like Nothing


‘The best parenting book you’ve never heard of.’ – Anne Karpf, The ‘Guardian’ ‘Naomi Stadlen writes with understanding, deep insight and humour. This is truly woman-to woman.’ – Sheila Kitzinger, childbirth educator, mother ‘I wish I’d had this book years ago – to show to bosses who didn’t understand, to friends who […]

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain


“Why Love Matters is hugely important. It should be mandatory reading for all parents, teachers and politicians.” – The Guardian

“Sue Gerhardt’s choice of title reflects the loving attention to detail that is the essence of this book… excellently researched and well-written book which deserves to be widely read by practitioners, researchers […]

The Wonder Weeks – Hetty van de Rijt

Product Description

The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby’s mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forwarddescribes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives.

This is the extended, “fat” edition with […]

Make it Monday – Indoor rainy fun

Spring! It has been raining solidly all day and we are bored bored bored!

So here is the recipe for a fantastic fun indoor picnic.


a tablecloth or sheet old newspaper and magazines picnic food – sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer at least one small child

How we did it

Spread out […]

Exeter Homebirth Group Discuss Water Birth 11th Oct 2011

Exeter Homebirth Group’s next meeting is on Tuesday 11th October 7.30 – 9.30pm.

We are at West Exe Children’s Centre in Exeter. Follow this link for directions:



October’s topic is WATER BIRTH!


We will be sharing experiences of using water in labour and birthing in water, whether at home, hospital or midwife-led unit.

A ‘Birth […]

Going Visiting With Your Baby By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your […]

First-Born Jealousy By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of the No-Cry Sleep Solution and Gentle Baby Care

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out?


Think about it: Before the baby entered your family, your toddler was told […]