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Great Expectations: Baby's First Year

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by Sandy Jones, Marcie Jones Brennan, Michael Crocetti
     
 

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Expectant mothers snapped up Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth (135,000 copies sold), and reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby.

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Expectant mothers snapped up Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth (135,000 copies sold), and reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby. Of course, it maintains all the design elements that are the signature of the Great Expectations series and have proven so appealing: innovative graphics; clear-cut, contemporary styling; and sensitive drawings of babies as they develop month-by-month. The text, too, continues that same friendly, supportive, parent-to-parent tone of the earlier book—but now with dads playing an integral role.
Inside, there’s a plethora of information on the nuts and bolts of feeding, diaper changing, and immunizations, as well as cutting-edge research on baby intelligence and development, nutrition and medical care, and insights into the dynamics of the parenting process. Checklists, bulleted sidebars, and quick-reference tables speed up the process of finding needed information. Unique tables in the extensive medical reference section will present the gamut of symptoms, so parents will have help distinguishing between common baby ailments and more serious emergencies that may require immediate attention.
Includes a foreword by Dr. Michael Crocetti, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and also an extended resource guide and parent’s dictionary.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The mother-daughter team who coauthored two other Great Expectations books open this outsized parenting manual with a chronology of what to expect-day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month-during baby's first year. They follow with a how-to section (feeding, diapering and other baby care issues), a shopping guide (analyzing features of strollers, cribs and car seats), a review of parental issues (mostly mom's physical and mental needs) and an A-Z of baby medical problems. This layout breeds a lot of overlap; some issues-car seats, breast-feeding, crib hazards-are covered repeatedly. While the authors mention that 35% of children in America are born to single mothers, the target audience is the traditional nuclear family, preferably one with ample financial and social resources. They're very modern in their trust-your-instincts advice, stressing that parents are wise enough to choose their own parenting style-comforting crying babies vs. ignoring them, etc. Likewise, they don't fret about boosting baby's I.Q. with fancy toys. Philosophical issues aside, the eye-catching charts and diagrams are bound to catch the eyes of bookstore browsers. (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402736469
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Great Expectations Series
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

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Great Expectations: Baby's First Year 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you purchase the nook versionn (i have the nook color) BEWARE! Pages 41 to 44 are missing words/sentences its cutoff it looks like it going on about on thing then the next line cuts off to something else. Then you become lost. This is only how far ive gotten-- their maybe more mistakes like this i dont reccomend buying the nook version id just get a hard copy to be safe & that way you can sell it or pass it down after use, just a suggestion.
LucyBH More than 1 year ago
I liked that this book has a separate sections for baby gear, baby illnesses, baby development and many many resource websites, organizations and has a wonderful parent's dictionary. It was not one of my favorite books however very informative.
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There are a lot of book like this on the market so I just picked one and hoped. I have found this book to be very helpful. My baby is only five weeks so I am still just getting into it but it does answer a lot of questions about you and your baby over the next year. The information is easy to understand and well organized so you can look up a specific topic easily and I liked this a lot.
tacFL More than 1 year ago
I compared many baby's first year books and this one seemed to be one of the most comprehensive and informative. It also followed closely to my way of thinking. Very unbiased and holistic. Great for new parents looking for a guide for the first year. Great predictions about the baby's development and also the parents' development alongside. Credible, sensible and practical information. Good buy.