Are you eagerly expecting a baby but unsure of what lies ahead in the baby’s first weeks and months? People are often quick with advice, but light on the specifics that you really want. Knack Baby’s First Year delivers both an all-encompassing perspective and the essential details in a photo-rich, step-by-step, no-nonsense format. Organized by age and stage—for easy reference, this authoritative guide provides both practical “how-tos,” special sections just for dads, and hundreds of ways to promote a baby’s ...
Are you eagerly expecting a baby but unsure of what lies ahead in the baby’s first weeks and months? People are often quick with advice, but light on the specifics that you really want. Knack Baby’s First Year delivers both an all-encompassing perspective and the essential details in a photo-rich, step-by-step, no-nonsense format. Organized by age and stage—for easy reference, this authoritative guide provides both practical “how-tos,” special sections just for dads, and hundreds of ways to promote a baby’s development, while also leaving you with a fuller understanding of the larger issues. Congratulations! You’re on your way to parenting know-how. 375 full-color photos Holding a baby
• First Foods
• Health & Illnesses
• Cognitive and motor development *Childproofing
Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Meet the Author
Robin McClure has written five books and have served as the About.com Guide to Child Care (www.childcare.about.com) since 2004. Her childcare website focuses mostly on behaviors, care needs and tips for raising toddlers and preschoolers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Texas Christian University. Robin has three school-aged children.Dr. Vince Iannelli currently has a private pediatrics practice in a suburb of Dallas and he is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He is also the webmaster and creator of keepkidshealthy.com, a web site for medical and parenting advice. In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and Dallas County Medical Society. Dr. Iannelli is also the technical editor/medical expert for several parenting books on overweight children, childhood illnesses, autism, getting babies to sleep, and cooking for babies and toddlers. Dr. Iannelli has also been featured as an expert in several national magazines, including Baby Talk, Redbook, Home Life, ePregnancy, and My Family Doctor, and has discussed parenting and health topics on the Good Morning Texas TV show.
Knack Baby’s First Year ContentsIntroduction Chapter 1: Your New BabyBabies Big and SmallNewborn SkinWhat Newborns Look LikeMultiplesUnique Newborn FeaturesUmbilical Cord Stump Chapter 2: Baby Comes HomeGetting Baby HomeHolding BabyInteracting with BabyVisitors and FamilyBaby Sleep SafetyBaby’s Bed Chapter 3: Newborn: Milestones HealthGrowth EmotionsLanguageSafetyGear Chapter 4: Newborn: CareSwaddlingDiaper OffDiaper OnDressing Special CareGear Chapter 5: Newborn: Feeding BreastfeedingNursing HoldsBottle-feedingBaby FormulaBurpingGear Chapter 6: Newborn: BathingSponge BathsFirst Bath: Getting ReadyFirst Bath: In the WaterWashing HairBath GearFor Dads Chapter 7: Newborn: My WorldCognitive DevelopmentSocial DevelopmentA Good Environment for BabyContact that Baby NeedsPlayFor Dads Chapter 8: Three to Six Months: MilestonesHealth GrowthEmotionsLanguageSafetyGear Chapter 9: Three to Six Months: Care BathingDressingDiaperingSleepingOn the MoveInfant Ailments Chapter 10: Three to Six Months: FeedingSchedulesReadinessCerealFeeding BabyAllergies or IntoleranceFood Options Chapter 11: Three to Six Months: My World PlaytimeExploring and LearningSocial DevelopmentRoutineOther CaregiversFor Dads Chapter 12: Six to Nine Months: Milestones HealthGrowthEmotionsSafetyChildproofingGear Chapter 13: Six to Nine Months: CareBathingDressingDiaperingSleepingTeethingOn the Go Chapter 14: Six to Nine Months: FeedingSolid FoodGearWhat to DrinkReflexes and ReactionsSchedule and MenusRecipes Chapter 15: Six to Nine Months: My World PlayCognitive DevelopmentSocial DevelopmentLanguageMotor DevelopmentFor Dads Chapter 16: Nine to 12 Months: MilestonesHealthIllnesses & AilmentsGrowth & Motor SkillsEmotionsLanguageGear Chapter 17: Nine to 12 Months: Care BathingDressingDiaperingSleepingSafetyChild-Care Environment Chapter 18: Nine to 12 Months: FeedingTransitioning to a CupWeaning from BreastfeedingFinger FoodsScheduleMealtime Ideas Dining Out Chapter 19: Nine to 12 Months: My WorldCognitive DevelopmentPlaying Separation AnxietyLanguageSign LanguageFor Dads Chapter 20: Resource Directory