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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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From the authors of the bestselling What to Expect When You're Expecting comes the most comprehensive guide available on the next phase of parenting-newborn care. The authors have made the first year easier for parents by advocating a common-sense, you-can-do-it approach to parenthood. The volume is encyclopedic in its coverage, leading parents from month

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From the authors of the bestselling What to Expect When You're Expecting comes the most comprehensive guide available on the next phase of parenting-newborn care. The authors have made the first year easier for parents by advocating a common-sense, you-can-do-it approach to parenthood. The volume is encyclopedic in its coverage, leading parents from month to month, check-up to check-up, even feeding to feeding. Sections cover sleeping habits, infant illnesses, safety, postpartum depression (for mom and dad), traveling with baby, seasonal care, first food recipes, common home remedies and a chart of common childhood illnesses. Through consultation with top specialists and scrupulous attention to detail, the team succeeds in providing the most up-to-date information on every area of post-pregnancy and infant care. Winner of the 1994 Parenting "Hall of Fame" Award from Child Magazine's Child's Best Parenting Book Award.

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)

Meet the Author

Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Murkhoff author monthly "What to Expect" columns for Baby Talk and Parenting Magazines. Arlene Eisenberg lives in New York with her husband, where she runs a weekly parenting class for new mothers. She is the mother of three grown children.

Heidi Eisenberg Murkhoff, whose pregnancy inspired the original What to Expect When You're Expecting, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and two children; she also lectures nationwide.

Sandee Eisenberg Hathaway lives outside Boston, Massachusetts and has three children.

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