Baby's First Year: Your Child's First Twelve Months

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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...

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Overview

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
• Swaddling
• Sleeping
• Diapering
• Bathing
• Dressing
• Breastfeeding
• Bottle-feeding
• First Foods
• Allergies
• Teething
• Health & Illnesses
• Cognitive and motor development *
Childproofing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215037
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 939,343
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin McClure has the knack! A busy mom of three active kids, she is the About.com Guide to Child Care and the author of The Playskool Guide to Baby Play.
 
Vincent Iannelli, M.D., has the knack! A practicing physician in Dallas, Dr. Iannelli is the creator of keepkidshealthy.com and has been a featured expert in national magazines, including BabyTalk and Redbook.

Susana Bates has the knack! A photojournalist, she lives in New York City, where she is a full-time contract photographer for the New York Daily News.

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Table of Contents

Knack Baby’s First Year

 

Contents

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Your New Baby

Babies Big and Small

Newborn Skin

What Newborns Look Like

Multiples

Unique Newborn Features

Umbilical Cord Stump

Chapter 2: Baby Comes Home

Getting Baby Home

Holding Baby

Interacting with Baby

Visitors and Family

Baby Sleep Safety

Baby’s Bed

Chapter 3: Newborn: Milestones    

Health

Growth

Emotions

Language

Safety

Gear 

Chapter 4: Newborn: Care

Swaddling

Diaper Off

Diaper On

Dressing 

Special Care

Gear

Chapter 5: Newborn: Feeding

Breastfeeding

Nursing Holds

Bottle-feeding

Baby Formula

Burping

Gear

 

Chapter 6: Newborn: Bathing

Sponge Baths

First Bath: Getting Ready

First Bath: In the Water

Washing Hair

Bath Gear

For Dads

 

Chapter 7: Newborn: My World

Cognitive Development

Social Development

A Good Environment for Baby

Contact that Baby Needs

Play

For Dads

Chapter 8: Three to Six Months: Milestones

Health

Growth

Emotions

Language

Safety

Gear

Chapter 9:  Three to Six Months: Care

Bathing

Dressing

Diapering

Sleeping

On the Move

Infant Ailments

Chapter 10:  Three to Six Months: Feeding

Schedules

Readiness

Cereal

Feeding Baby

Allergies or Intolerance

Food Options

Chapter 11: Three to Six Months: My World

Playtime

Exploring and Learning

Social Development

Routine

Other Caregivers

For Dads

 

Chapter 12:  Six to Nine Months: Milestones        

Health

Growth

Emotions

Safety

Childproofing

Gear

Chapter 13:  Six to Nine Months: Care

Bathing

Dressing

Diapering

Sleeping

Teething

On the Go

Chapter 14: Six to Nine Months: Feeding

Solid Food

Gear

What to Drink

Reflexes and Reactions

Schedule and Menus

Recipes

Chapter 15:  Six to Nine Months: My World    

Play

Cognitive Development

Social Development

Language

Motor Development

For Dads

Chapter 16: Nine to 12 Months: Milestones

Health

Illnesses & Ailments

Growth & Motor Skills

Emotions

Language

Gear

Chapter 17: Nine to 12 Months: Care

Bathing

Dressing

Diapering

Sleeping

Safety

Child-Care Environment

Chapter 18: Nine to 12 Months: Feeding

Transitioning to a Cup

Weaning from Breastfeeding

Finger Foods

Schedule

Mealtime Ideas

Dining Out

Chapter 19: Nine to 12 Months: My World

Cognitive Development

Playing

Separation Anxiety

Language

Sign Language

For Dads

Chapter 20: Resource Directory

 

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