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Book review: A Contented House with Twins

Gina Ford teams up with television present Alice Beer, for tips on how to care for twins in their early months.

Posted: 21 December 2006
by Laura Lee Davies

A Contented House with Twins by Gina Ford and Alice Beer

First hand experience and expert advice on the early months living with twins
This is steeped in Gina Ford's methods of sleeping and feeding regimes, which doesn't appeal to all parents
Features: Step-by-step chapters on preparing for the birth, feeding, sleeping and bonding, plus diagrams on practical things like how to make up a baby's cot
Price: £9.99 RRP
Contact: Random House

A Contented House with Twins by Gina Ford

When TV presenter Alice Beer discovered she was having twins, she knew she had to be prepared. However, even when you are braced for chaos, the double-trouble factor can really kick in. This was when Beer found out just how valuable Gina Ford's feeding and sleeping routines could be.
Here, Gina Ford brings her experience as a consultant to many parents of twins, as well as her own ideas on strict feeding times etc, to the table, whilst Alice Beer adds a valuable voice of personal experience.
Following along the lines of her 'Contented Little Baby' books, Ford here outlines very defined times (literally a timetable) for how to keep two new babies fed and rested. The timetable shifts as the babies get older, and the clear text means that parents who find this routine-based way of caring for newborns an essential support tool, won't be left in the lurch as their children grow and needs change.

An easy read
Gina Ford's books are always full of personal stories to bring the experiences to life, and here, Beer's voice helps carry the reader along.
Chapters on equipment for bottle feeding and expressing, and ideas on bonding are amongst the many practical words of advice on offer.

The ThinkBaby verdict

A valuable reference book for parents going through the blur of having newborn twins.
Usefulness: 4/5
Readability: 4/5
Value: 4/5

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