From Dr Spock to Gina Ford every generation has had its childcare expert eager to pass on their advice about how best to bring up baby. Should we leave them to cry in a cot or sleep three in a bed? Should we feed on demand or only according to a strict routine? The advice can vary dramatically -- and most parents agree leaves you at best flummoxed and at worst feeling a guilty failure. This is the book all new parents really want. Written by a mother who tried to follow the advice herself, Daisy Goodwin shows how they can't all be right. With the benefit of real parents' wisdom, with wit, insight and empathy, she takes the reader through every maddening twist of the maze of experts' advice and is the oasis of sanity for all stressed new parents.
Daisy Goodwin devised most of the nation's favourite lifestyle TV programmes, including How Clean Is Your House?", Jamie's Kitchen" and Grand Designs". She has just formed her own production company, Silver River Productions and recently presented the BBC series Reader, I Married Him". The mother of two children, Daisy also finds time to dream up and edit poetry anthologies, including the bestseller 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life".