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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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