Your Baby Skin To Skin by Rachel Fitz-Desorgher | Book Review

Your Baby Skin To Skin by Rachel Fitz-Desorgher | Book Review

We were sent a copy of the book by Rachel Fitz-Desorgher for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Bearing in mind that Olivia is almost one, you would probably say that I came in quite late to this book and had already passed by a lot of the stages some of the information was for. Called essential reading for all new mothers by Zita West, this book is a handy resource to get to know your baby from the day they are born until they hit their first baby.

Written by Rachel Fitz-Desorgher, a midwife with over 30 years experience, she says to learn to trust your babies instincts in the first year. The book covers plenty of different topics such as birth, feeding, care, weaning, sleeping, moving and talking and growing up. As Rachel says, a baby’s instincts are not learned so therefore can never be wrong. She helps to understand your baby and why they act or react the way they do, giving you confidence in your parenting.

Your Baby Skin To Skin by Rachel Fitz-Desorgher | Book ReviewAs I mentioned before, I came into this book having passed some of the stages already – but this didn’t stop me reading what Rachel had to say on the matter. She speaks in an informative way without being patronising about pretty much everything a new parent could want to know during those early days. As we progress throughout the year, this tone continues which is comforting – I hate when books talk down to you and Rachel certainly doesn’t do this.

When we hit the sleeping section, I took plenty of notice. Olivia’s sleeping pattern can be a little strange, to say the least. Sometimes she will be up way into the early hours, other times she’s out for the count at 6.30pm until morning apart from one small feed. No matter what we do, bath, milk, bed etc – if she doesn’t want to sleep, she won’t. Rachel Fitz-Desorgher covers absolutely everything you could think of when it comes to this topic and I will certainly be trying some of her tips to see if it helps.

It has also been a revelation to see what insight Rachel has. Olivia has been showing her temper a lot more recently and it is like the author was describing Olivia to a tee, I couldn’t believe it.

All in all, this has been a very interesting read and there are some things that I will definitely implement. Once I have passed the one year mark, I will pass this onto a pregnant friend, ready for them to get to know their baby a little better.

You can buy a copy of Your Baby Skin To Skin here from Amazon {affiliate link}.

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