First-time Mum

Surviving and Enjoying your baby’s first year

By Hollie Smith
ISBN: 9781908281111
Pages: 272
RRP: £10.99

First-time Mum is the most refreshing, honest and reassuring guide that every mum must have to help them survive and enjoy their baby’s first year. Brimming with practical advice, this handy book tells mums all they need to know; from how to change a nappy and deal with crying to how to cope with being a mum.

Category: Whiteladder

Why won’t my baby stop crying? Will I ever lose this baby weight? How can I get a decent night’s sleep?

Who am I – Help?!

A new baby doesn’t come with an instruction manual but it feels like it should! It can be utterly terrifying when you bring your baby home for the first time, and nothing quite prepares you for the joys (and sometimes, horrors!) yet to come. First-time Mum addresses all your worries and gives you the practical advice you need to start coping wonderfully with a new bundle of life at home, including advice on how to:

• Bond and play with your baby (the fun bits)
• Cope with tiredness and feeling like the living dead
• Identify your baby’s cries and stop tears
• Feed your baby and make sure he/she is happy and healthy
• Adapt and cope with life at home and the (sometimes) dreaded return to work!
• Understand your emotions and the change in mum/dad relationships

About the author

Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith is the author of 10 successful parenting books including First-time Mum. Hollie is a parenting author and she’s also a mother of two.

You may also like…

Your Baby Skin to Skin

Your Baby Skin to Skin takes parents on a reassuring and practical journey through your baby’s first year grounded in the knowledge the baby is a highly evolved having an instinct to survive. Experienced midwife Rachel Fitz-Desorgher shows by responding to your baby’s needs, you can’t parent ‘wrong’ and can become a confident and nurturing parent.


The Supermum Myth

Empowers mums to stop feeling like they’re not good enough, as they strive to be ‘Supermum’ – and start having confidence in their parenting. Uses CBT, mindfulness and narrative therapies to dismiss negative thoughts, learn to stop comparing yourself to others and to be a happier mum.


Mum Hacks

Using tried-and-tested advice, author and working mum Tanith Carey offers everyday shortcuts to allow busy mums plenty of quality time with their children, partner and even themselves! This book is for anyone who is trying to spend less time tidying, cleaning and washing and more time enjoying every day.


Planet Parent

The core challenges facing parents are the same everywhere, but how each country tackles them is very different. In Planet Parent, Mark Woods meets tiger mothers, stay-at-home dads, hover parents and boomerang babies, pulling together the very best parenting advice in the world.