You’ve decorated the nursery and taken a birth class. You’ve attended prenatal visits and registered for baby gear. But have you prepared for what happens beyond the birth? With strategic questions designed to get you thinking about the challenges of early parenthood, this workbook provides engaging discussions to jump start your planning. You’ll start by clarifying and prioritizing the family values you wish to impart to your children. Next, you will have the opportunity to create a plan for things such as sick days and overnight roles. This allows you to proactively minimize potential frustration and resentment that can build between parents in the early months after bringing baby home. Best of all, you’ll find out how to effectively identify and meet each other’s needs so that each parent feels cared for during this critical time. Future Focused Parents-to-Be is an essential tool for setting you up to parent confidently and as a team!
“Thanks to Kira’s workbook, we are now more prepared for our baby to arrive. So many of the things in this book aren’t talked about or even on your mind when you are preparing for baby to arrive. We now have better communication about topics we never would’ve thought of and have better understanding of each other’s needs and wants for after baby arrives.” – T.N.
Are you…. An exhausted parent who desperately needs your baby to sleep better and longer so you can too? Confused by the plethora of books on sleep methods and their seemingly contradictory advice? Expecting a baby and hoping to get your baby sleeping well right from the start? With so much information available, it can be difficult to cut through the clutter and obtain practical tools that actually work. Enter Future Focused Infant Sleep. With super short chapters and thought-provoking questions, this workbook moves quickly from the theoretical to the strategic, providing actionable, progressive steps that garner real results in as little as a week. Using the simple I.N.F.A.N.T. model, parents can implement steps toward improving baby’s sleep patterns in a systematic way that is both gentle and effective.
“I thought that as a third time mom, I would have this baby sleeping thing figured out. I didn’t. What was so helpful about Deana’s book was the acronym I.N.F.A.N.T; namely the “I” for Intention. I had a different “why” for this child (as she is my last baby) which allowed me to have a clear reason why I was working on sleep with her. It also helped me to identify that I was actually okay with an extra nighttime feeding to savor these last months of nursing. This saved me from the despised “mom guilt” we know all too well. This book came at just the right time!” – S.R.