What to Expect the First Year

What to Expect the First Year

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by Arlene Eisenberg, Sandee E. Hathaway, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway
     
 

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The comprehensive month-by-month guide that clearly explains everything parents need to know about the first year with a new baby. Featuring a practical, illustrated Baby Care Primer, a First Aid Guide, and Best-Odds Recipes.

With special sections on the older sibling; selecting the right physician; seasonal concerns and traveling with baby; managing childhood

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The comprehensive month-by-month guide that clearly explains everything parents need to know about the first year with a new baby. Featuring a practical, illustrated Baby Care Primer, a First Aid Guide, and Best-Odds Recipes.

With special sections on the older sibling; selecting the right physician; seasonal concerns and traveling with baby; managing childhood illnesses; and nurturing the adopted baby, the low-birthweight infant, and the baby with specific problems.

To help you become the best-equipped parents possible, here is a complete first-year manual from the authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting, America's pregnancy bible. Includes thorough information on baby's monthly growth and development, feeding, sleeping habits, infant illnesses, and safety.

Reassuring answers to 12 months of concerns:

  • How do I cope with my colicky baby?
  • How do I know when my baby is really sick and when I should call a doctor?
  • How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?
  • When is the best time to wean my baby?
  • Why am I still having contractions now that I've delivered?
  • When am I going to start feeling like a parent?
  • How do I decide when to go back to work?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Parents-to-be are likely to find themselves quickly immersed in this highly authoritative manual by the collaborators of What to Expect When You're Expecting. Nearly 700 pages of snappily written, friendly advice, constructed in the form of chatty answers to hypothetical questions, are arranged on a month-by-month basis. For each of 12 months, there are a guide to the progress the baby may be expected to be making at this stage, a list of potential health or other problems and paragraphs on the myriad questions all new parents ask--on subjects as various as in-home care, birthmarks, circumcision and breath-holding. Other sections cover what to buy for a new-born, first aid, recipes, adoption and even how to enjoy the first year, in terms of the parents' own activities, such as social life and sex. An extensive index leads the reader to information that wouldn't normally be accessed using the month-to-month arrangement--and also serves as an indication of the book's all-inclusiveness. Illustrated.
Library Journal
A dozen complimentary adjectives could be used to describe this book, but as it is sweet with choice information that is easy to digest, served in small helpings, and very satisfying, it can best be summed up as crackerjack! With an insightful narrative punctuated by the familiar question-and-answer format, the authors of What To Expect When Your Expecting (Workman, 1984) admirably address every conceivable aspect of baby care during the first year. The balanced presentation is amazingly comprehensive; the lack of preaching is refreshing. The month-by-month summaries of development, feedings, medical checkups, and special concerns are outstanding. This is by far one of the best baby care books on the market, and for the price, no library should be without a copy.-- Kimberly E. Megginson, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Fayetteville, Ark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894805776
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
What to Expect Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
671
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.55(d)

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