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24 March 2015

The Essential Baby Care Guide (Plus Your Chance To WIN)



Of course babies don’t come with a manual, but the Essential Baby Care Guide really is the next best thing: four DVDs, Online Courses or Apps (Appstore/Googleplay), including 160 clips, narrated by Professor Robert Winston and featuring leading experts presenting courses on:

•    Feeding
•    Care and development
•    Sleeping
•    First aid and accident prevention


Each Course follows expert advice from:

- The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
- UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
- St John Ambulance
- The Child Accident Prevention Trust
- The Meningitis Research Foundation
- The National Literacy Trust
- Consultant Paediatricians, Midwives and more.



The DVD / App / Online format is ideal for new parents and the courses are produced and directed by Diana Hill – a director with the BBC Science Department for over 15 years - and Rebecca Chicot, a PhD in Child Development from Cambridge University. 

The App is downloadable from the Appstore, Googleplay or Kindle.
You can also stream the courses, including the new Baby Care & Fertility version, online - http://education.essentialparent.com

The complete guide DVD set costs just £19.99 and individual DVDs cost £3.99 each from Tesco stores and Amazon.








For your chance to win 1 of 20 downloadable sets worth £19.99 each you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 28th April 2015.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.

Good luck!







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46 comments

  1. Before the birth, stock up your freezer with meals and have plenty in as the first few weeks are a busy time and tiring! And accept any help offered oh and don't be embarassed if your house doesn't look as tidy for visitors coming!

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  2. Put a clock with a very loud ticking sound close to baby to simulate the sound of the mother's heartbeat.

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  3. Sleep when baby sleeps as you will be exhausted and accept help from people

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  4. Sleep when they sleep, you will need your rest and babywipes will be a lifesaver!

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  5. If you are bottle feeding, try the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine. It was a life saver for us. Keep a basket of nappies, wipes, cream etc in several different rooms (downstairs and upstairs)

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  6. you need to remember to sleep and make sure you eat plenty

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  7. Maria Rogers25/03/2015, 12:59

    enjoy it! it lasts just a brief moment and before you know it they are grown up and you will yearn for those precious moments again!

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  8. Listen to all the advice you're given but trust your gut feeling as a mother. You'll always know in yourself what is right for your child!

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  9. take each day as it comes and let someone else do the housework!

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  10. To listen, and then pick and choose what advice you want to follow or ignore. You'll work it out.

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  11. Get as much sleep as and when you can - housework doesn't matter!

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  12. Have faith in yourself :-)

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  13. My first baby is due in September so I'm not sure I'm in a position to offer advice yet. But as an Auntie of 4 boys I know sleep is a precious commodity!

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  14. Try and get into a routine as soon as you can. It'll make life easier.

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  15. sleep wene baby sleeps

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  16. Get as much sleep as you can

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  17. Take time to get to know your baby and follow your instincts. You know what's best.

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  18. Sleep around the babies nap times

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  19. Get lots of sleep when you can!

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  20. listen to advice, but make your own decisions

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  21. Don't be afraid to ask for help or take up offers

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  22. Sleep when the baby sleeps - lack of sleep can send you crazy!

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  23. Go with the flow - we all make plans to do everything a certain way, but if it's not working you do have other options x

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  24. By second hand. You really don't need brand new things for a baby. The baby doesn't care! you will save a fortune

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  25. christine shelley23/04/2015, 15:45

    Don't be afraid to ask for advice but trust your instincts

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  26. Don't be too hard on yourself. And baby's very rarely sleep through!!

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  27. Sleep when baby sleeps. Accept all offers of help. Batch cook and freeze before baby comes.

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  28. Ask your support network for help, especially in those first early days!

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  29. dont stress about everything

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  30. Relax and enjoy it time goes so fast while their small

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  31. you know your baby best. yes take others advice but follow your instincts first and try to stay calm. x

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  32. Sleep whenever you can and forget the housework.

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  33. Keep calm and cuddles :)

    @jamiecomps

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  34. Follow your own instincts! You know best

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  35. relax and enjoy every moment as they grow so quickly

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  36. Trust your instincts but don't be afraid to ask for help as those early days are tough

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  37. Get as much rest as you can whenever possible

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  38. Trust your instincts.

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