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Babycare: Everything you need to know

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If your baby came with an instruction manual, this would be it. Babycare: Everything you need to know gets straight to the point, showing you what other books only tell you.

With clear photographs and step-by-step sequences throughout, the book is perfect for time-starved parents.

Babycare: Everything you need to know covers the core skills you will need from the moment your baby is born: how to hold, carry, ...

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Overview

If your baby came with an instruction manual, this would be it. Babycare: Everything you need to know gets straight to the point, showing you what other books only tell you.

With clear photographs and step-by-step sequences throughout, the book is perfect for time-starved parents.

Babycare: Everything you need to know covers the core skills you will need from the moment your baby is born: how to hold, carry, feed, change, dress, bathe, comfort, and soothe your newborn up to the first birthday.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756671686
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/21/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,264,504
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Caring for your baby

Getting started 10

Picking up your baby 12

Lifting your older baby 14

Using diapers 16

Changing a reusable diaper 18

Changing a disposable diaper 20

Cleaning your baby's bottom 22

Preventing diaper rash 23

Sponge bathing 24

Cleaning creases 26

Caring for your baby's umbilical cord stump 27

Bathtime equipment 28

Bathing your newborn baby 30

Bathing your older baby 32

Washing your baby's hair 33

Cutting your baby's nails 34

Cleaning your baby's teeth 36

Teething 37

Dressing your young baby 38

Putting on your baby's onesie 40

Putting on your baby's sleep suit 41

Dressing your older baby 42

Putting safety first 44

Babyproofing your home 46

When your baby is sick 48

Taking your baby's temperature 49

Dealing with a fever 50

Giving medicine 52

Feeding your baby

Your baby's needs 56

Your growing baby 58

Starting to breast-feed 60

Latching on 62

Getting comfortable 64

Feeding on demand 66

Breast-feeding problems 68

Successful breast-feeding 70

Expressing milk 72

Bottle-feeding basics 74

Bottle-feeding hygiene 76

Making up a bottle 78

Giving your baby a bottle 80

Burping your baby 82

Bottle-feeding problems 84

Introducing solids 86

Solids equipment 88

First foods 90

Introducing new foods 92

Your baby's healthy diet 94

Avoiding feeding pitfalls 96

Food allergies and intolerances 98

Your baby's sleep

Sleep and your baby 102

Your baby's bed 104

Bedding and equipment 106

Where your baby sleeps 107

The best sleeping positions 108

Making your baby comfortable 110

A bedtime routine 112

Setting down your baby 114

Daytime sleep 116

Sleeping independently 118

Night waking 120

Early rising 122

Bonding with your baby

Your new family 126

Bonding with your newborn baby 128

Adjusting to parenthood 130

A supportive network 132

Enjoying family life 134

Understanding your baby's cries 136

Soothing your young baby 138

Dealing with colic 140

Comforting your older baby 142

Connecting through touch 144

Massaging your baby 146

Stimulating your baby

Encouraging development 150

Baby talk 152

Interacting with your baby 154

Encouraging social skills 156

Your baby's coordination 158

Encouraging movement 160

Playtime with young babies 162

Toys for young babies 163

Playtime for older babies 164

Toys for older babies 165

Outings and lifestyle

Getting out and about 168

Your baby's car seat 170

Baby carriers 172

Strollers and carriages 174

Your first outings 176

Outings with older babies 178

Staying healthy 180

Going on vacation 182

Returning to work 184

The right balance 186

Useful resources 188

Index 189

Acknowledgments 192

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