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Baby Ecology: Table of Contents

Here is what you will find inside my book, Baby Ecology 

Chapter 1 will give you a sense of what newborns are like and help you prepare your home — and your mind — for your new arrival. Chapters 2 through 4 cover the major topics of sleep, feeding, and care and play during your baby’s first year. Chapter 5 will offer you ideas on how to feel more confident and supported on your parenting journey.

Each chapter is divided into two parts. In Part I, I crystallize the scientific knowledge on each topic. (All studies are fully referenced, with scientific publications listed at the end of the book.) In essence, Part I is about all human babies and what science can tell us about their needs. In Part II of each chapter I offer advice on how you can create the most nurturing environment for your unique baby.

I hope Baby Ecology helps you see more, understand better, and worry less.

Table of Contents

 About this book

 Chapter 1. BRINGING YOUR BABY HOME

      Part I: NEWBORNS: THE SCIENCE

                    Capable and aware

                    Sensitive

                    Ready to connect

                    Ready to learn

     Part II: GETTING READY FOR YOUR BABY

                  Preparing your home

                  Preparing your mind


Baby Ecology Table of Contents: expecting parents

 Chapter 2. SLEEP

    Part I: UNDERSTANDING SLEEP

                 The role of sleep

                 How sleep works

                 What affects sleep

    Part II: A SLEEP-SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

                 A safe and soothing space for sleep

                 Responsive and consistent care

                 A balanced daily rhythm

                Catch the wave: a stage-by-stage guide

                When you want to make a change


baby sleeping

 Chapter 3. FEEDING

    Part I: THE SCIENCE OF EATING AND FEEDING

               Milk

               Solid food

    Part II: A HEALTHY, HAPPY EATING ENVIRONMENT

              First nourishment: breast- and formula-feeding

              Joining the family table: signs of readiness

              A setup for comfort and mastery

              Purees and baby-led weaning

              Cooking for baby: a stage-by-stage guide

              Responsive feeding


baby eating

 Chapter 4. CARE AND PLAY

     Part I: INFANT DEVELOPMENT

             Social-emotional development

             Cognitive development

             Sensory and motor development

             Play materials

             Babies and screens

             Babies in daycare

     Part II: AN ENVIRONMENT FOR CARE AND PLAY

            Safe, simple spaces

            Connection through care and play

            Free movement and exploration

            At home in the world


baby ecology: baby playing

 Chapter 5. YOUR ROLE

     Part I: PARENTING KNOWLEDGE: THE SCIENCE

               Maternal instinct

               Evidence-based knowledge

               Intuition

               Combining knowledge

               The work of parenthood

     Part II: YOU

               Supporting yourself and others

               Your role in the ONE

 Epilogue

 Recommended reading

 Acknowledgements

 Bibliography


mom and baby by the ocean

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Using hundreds of scientific studies, Baby Ecology connects the dots and helps create the best spaces and experiences for sleep, feeding, and play. Now available in stores!

Book cover with baby on green grass and text Baby Ecology

Warmly,

Anya


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