Frangipani's Reviews > Your Baby & Child

Your Baby & Child by Penelope Leach
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Feb 05, 2008

liked it
bookshelves: parenting
Read in October, 2007

I wanted to throw this book out the window at times. But I had been forewarned by snippets from Kaz Cooke's book "Kid Wrangling" what this one was like. A great book to get ideas from, and to confirm your own ideas with. Also useful as a door stop and a cockroach killer. But Leach's constant references to Nanny's and Au-Pairs are very irritating. This sort of help is just not the norm where I come from, thank-you-very-much. I suppose if you are a clueless blue-blood this book would be a godsend if you were intelligent enough to understand it. But it wouldn't be much help to a single parent in a one room flat trying to make ends meet. Grrrr. But if you can put all the class issues aside, Leach has very well documented all sorts of developmental questions and stages and how to cope with the sorts of stuff that kids get up to or don't get up to. Reassuring in a way. But still no help for getting nappy-bound toddlers interested in toilet training (I'm still looking)!

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Your Baby & Child.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.