Author, Angela J Spencer, would like to wish HRH The Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Mother’s Day with a copy of her book, Babyopathy – baby care the natural way, on its way to the Royal Palace.
This book is not just another manual that tells you week by week what a baby should be doing or a book that is going to leave you frustrated and feeling like a failure by trying to follow its regime.
It gives pregnant and new mums the sensory tools and knowledge to ensure their baby has the best start in life and how to enhance the family environment.
It is a nature and sensory based lifestyle programme for you and your baby that is vital to the ‘natural’ development of your baby and a harmonious home life for you and your family. In addition, it is good back to basics, common sense advice that you NEED to know.
The book is supported by 3 beautiful Mum-to-be products; Body Moisturiser, Massage Oil and Hand & Foot Scrub. With scents rooted in mandarin and neroli these wonderful products will not only soften and moisturise skin but leave mum feeling energised and ready for the day ahead. Most mum-to-be products are designed to be relaxing, which is great, but pregnancy can make us tired enough and sometimes we need something to give us a little lift and ready for anything!
One in six mums admitted, in a survey commissioned by Nurofen for Children, to not enjoying motherhood until their child had passed their first birthday. 52% felt that they had lost their identity, 35% missed leaving the house and going to work, 52% felt that they had to find new friends and 24% found breastfeeding a challenge. This is just what they admitted to, I am sure many would add that they had moments of desperation, moments of walking away from their crying baby and moments where they wanted to ‘give their baby back’.
These are some of the problems that 20-year veteran of the nursery profession and author, Angela Spencer, hopes to address in Babyopathy (GBP 19.99, US 33.95, EUR 25.00 Panoma Press).
Angela offers a welcome a welcome relief for parents looking for a stress-free, natural approach to parenting, whilst also highlighting the problems that technology can have on the development of children.
“Many baby and child books and teachings promote a regimented practice that quite often results in extremely stressed parents and babies, or a free will attitude with no boundaries and no stimulation resulting in parents unable to control their children and children with no self-control. This can develop into a reliance on technology as an ‘easy’ way of parenting, but can have a detrimental effect on children as a result.
None of these programmes are ensuring a healthy balance of child/adult initiated experiences or routines with freedom of expression and individuality or, most importantly, sufficient support and reassurance to parents. As a new mum I felt let down by the lack of reliable and valid information and support, but I was lucky enough to have my own mother close by. Her help, combined with the knowledge I had gained from my time as owner of the nurseries, helped me greatly, but I know many don’t have anyone to turn to for advice.
I hope Babyopathy will help these parents and make them feel more confident in the choices they make, from pregnancy right through their child’s early years.”
“Angela has drawn on her huge experience of childcare to produce a unique book to get everyone thinking, from mums and dads to professionals and policy makers” Dr David Maddams – Hertfordshire GP
Babyopathy launched on 24th October 2014. The book is published by Panoma Press and is available on Amazon UK and US.