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What to Expect the First Year

What to Expect the First Year

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By (author) Heidi Murkoff, By (author) Sharon Mazel, By (author) Arlene Eisenberg, By (author) Sandee Hathaway, Foreword by Mark D Widome

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 806 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 48mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 26 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0761152121
  • ISBN 13: 9780761152125
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 3,756

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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of "What to Expect the First Year." With over 10.5 million copies in print, "First Year" is the world s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don t come with, but should. And now, it s better than ever. Every parent s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, "First Year" is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and For Parents boxes that focus on mom s and dad s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible."

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The comprehensive month-by-month guide that clearly explains everything parents need to know about the first year with a new baby. Featuring a practical, illustrated Baby Care Primer, a First Aid Guide, and Best-Odds Recipes. With special sections on the older sibling; selecting the right physician; seasonal concerns and traveling with baby; managing childhood illnesses; and nurturing the adopted baby, the low-birthweight infant, and the baby with specific problems. "Unquestionably the best book for parents of infants in their first year of life that I have had the pleasure to read." (Morris Green, M.D., Perry W. Lesh Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University Medical Center) "This complete, practical, and unique book will help parents prevent or solve the problems of caring for a newborn infant through the first year of life...I love it!" (Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center) To help you become the best-equipped parents possible, here is a complete first-year manual from the authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting, America's pregnancy bible. Includes thorough information on baby's monthly growth and development, feeding, sleeping habits, infant illnesses, and safety. Reassuring answers to 12 months of concerns: -How do I cope with my colicky baby? -How do I know when my baby is really sick and when I should call a doctor? -How can I get my baby to sleep through the night? -When is the best time to wean my baby? -Why am I still having contractions now that I've delivered? -When am I going to start feeling like a parent? -How do I decide when to go back to work?