Great Expectations: Baby's First Year [NOOK Book]

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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; ...

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Great Expectations: Baby's First Year

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Overview

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.

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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: 9781402776694
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/22/2010
  • Series: Great Expectations
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 95,018
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents


Dedication & Acknowledgments     ii
A Note from Dr. Michael Crocetti     vii
A Word from the Authors     ix
Your Baby's First Half-Year
The Last Weeks of Pregnancy     5
Labor and Birth
Your Newborn
The First Half-Year     22
Day 1 through Day 7
Week 2 through Week 7
Month 2 through Month 5
Your Baby's Second Half-Year
The Second Half-Year     141
Month 6 through Month 12
Your Baby Maintenance Guide
Newborn Basics     185
Keeping Your Baby Warm
Your Guide to Feeding Your Baby     189
Breastfeeding
Bottle Feeding
Starting Solids
Baby-Care Basics     235
Diapering 101
Bathing Your Baby
Common Baby Skin Problems
Baby Sleep
Baby Dental Care Guide
Crying
Gear Guide
Our Baby-Shopping Primer     269
Baby Shopping Checklist
Baby Gear A-Z     280
Managing Your First Year
Recovering from the Birth     354
Sweatiness and Hot and Cold Flashes
Heavy Flow
Bathroom Woes
Breast Changes
Postpartum Skin Changes
Don't Ignore These Postpartum Symptoms
The First Six Weeks of Recovery     360
Your Recovery After a Cesarean Section
The Psychological Side of Motherhood
The Blues
Professionals You May Encounter
Managing Relationships After Birth
Sex After Birth
The Flipside: Single Parenting
Getting Along With Grandparents and Other Relatives
WhenBaby Makes Four or Five
Siblings
Baby-Proofing Your Pets
Six Weeks to Six Months     388
Building Your Own Village
Your Fitness: The First Six Months
Returning to Work
The Stay-At-Home-Mom Option
Where to Connect with Other Moms
The Second Six Months     411
The Finances of Parenting
Twenty-Five Ideas for Saving Thousands of Dollars
Recording Your Baby's First Year
Traveling With a Baby
Medical and Safety Guide
Baby Medical Guide     435
How to Choose Your Baby's Doctor
Baby's First Doctor's Visit
Birth Defects
Month 2 Doctor's Visit
Month 4 Doctor's Visit
Month 6 Doctor's Visit
Month 12 Doctor's Visit
Your Baby's Immunization Schedule
Your Baby and Illness     456
Early Symptoms of Illness
How to Give Your Baby Medicine
Baby Illnesses A-Z     467
Baby Safety Guide     499
Accident-Proofing Your Baby
Treating Baby Injuries
Baby Product Dangers
Resource Guide
Helpful Web Sites for Parents     531
Parent's Dictionary
Parent's Dictionary     565
Index     627
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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    I liked that this book has a separate sections for baby gear, ba

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Some nook reading difficulties

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    very helpful

    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.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Great buy- lots of information, timetables and good advice/tips

    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.

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