What to Expect the First Year

What to Expect the First Year

Book - 2003
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With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year , now in a completely revised third edition, 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.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2003
Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and updated
ISBN: 9780761152132
Characteristics: xxv, 806 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Feb 19, 2018

a hero for new mom like me. Recommended !!

Jul 22, 2015

This book is a great resource for new parents. Guaranteed to keep you from calling your doctor or googling (and filtering through unreliable posts) in a panic over every little thing.

erodri37 Oct 09, 2013

Great book. Would recommend over and over again!

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GG 200 M 2010

Dec 13, 2011

as a nervous new mom i can safely say this book helped me survive the sleepless nights, high fevers & everything else that happens during the 1st year of your baby's life.


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