The Wonder Weeks Doesn’t Give Parenting Advice, But Baby Insight!We know that every other baby book out there claims to be the definitive baby book: ‘If you do this, here’s what will happen and you will have good results and your baby will be President someday.’Using our book as a guide, parents can be better prepared – often within a week or two – when to expect the behaviour that marks a new change in their baby’s development.
Wonder week by wonder week you’ll...
• Discover the dates in the first 20 months when all babies make ten major development leaps
• See the world through your baby’s perspective
• Learn how to encourage each leap foreword
• Help your baby with the three Cs’ of fussy behavior Cranky, Clingy, Crying
• Know which games and toys are best during each key week
• Use calendars, charts and checklists to make sense of their behavior
• Week-by-week guide to baby’s behavior
The Wonder Weeks helps your baby get the most out of his development during the most important mental developmental phase of his life.
All babies go though the same changes in the mental development at the same time. This is called a mental leap. With each leap, your baby is given the possibility to learn new things. And every baby wants to learn, much less master, these new skills, as learning these makes him master that ‘puzzle’ or ‘chaos’ that is in his brain since the leap. Learning new things helps him to get through the fussy phase and is good for his development for the rest of his life.
With each change and new connection in the brain, your baby enters a sort of “use it, or lose it” phase, in which he tries out his new skills while they are still fresh and new. As a parent, The Wonder Weeks tells you what your baby want to explore after each leap and gives you ideas as to what you can play with him that will stimulate the new brain possibility. The Wonder Weeks tells you what he can use from what point forward, when he can use it and what you can do to get the most out of his development. And of course, all in a baby friendly way, as under-stimulating your child is not good, but neither is over-stimulating!