What to Expect the Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months

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Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 97 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year”—12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first ...
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Overview

Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 97 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year”—12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don’t always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums).
Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic, and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. It helps parents decode the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always adorable little person last year’s baby has become.

From the first birthday to the second, this must-have book covers everything parents need to know in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format, with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong), and keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world. There’s a developmental time line of the second year plus special “milestone” boxes throughout that help parents keep track of their toddler’s development. Thinking of traveling with tot in tow? There’s a chapter for that, too.

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Not a revision, this all-new What To Expect paperback replaces the now obsolete, more general Toddler Years series entry. What To Expect: The Second Year contains 500 pages of expert advice on topics including sleeping, temper tantrums, eating problems, toilet training, nutrition, health, and home safety. (P.S. This book will be followed soon by What To Expect: The Preschool Years.)

Publishers Weekly
Popular parenting guru Murkoff offers a sequel to her What to Expect in the First Year in this all-inclusive look at the toddler from 12 to 24 months. In 15 chapters the authors cover feeding, sleeping, learning, playing, health and safety, injuries and developmental disorders, discipline, and other issues with a meaty center section on behavior. The text opens with the stunning array of developmental milestones that characterize this action-packed period in a child's life, beginning at 12 to 13 months, when a toddler says two words and cruises from place to place while holding on to furniture, to 24 months when he or she can run, kick a ball, and use 50 words or more. While noting that there's a "wide range of normal," Murkoff also warns parents to "follow your gut" and check with your pediatrician if anything seems behind schedule. Murkoff covers practical matters like the importance of parents learning CPR, frequently citing professional guidelines (i.e., experts advise no TV for kids under two). She also addresses less critical topics, such as how to get a blob of oatmeal out of a toddler's hair or deal with a youngster's "wardrobe monotony." Just as expected, Murkoff offers sound advice and reassurance that will help parent and toddler stay grounded during this whirlwind period of growth and change. (May)
Library Journal
No, not a revision of What To Expect: The Toddler Years but an all-new book to be followed by What To Expect: The Preschool Years. Once that has been released, Toddler will be retired. Essential.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761152774
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: What to Expect Series
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 55,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.

In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.
Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Widome xii

Introduction: Bye-Bye Baby, Hello Toddler xv

A Toddler Timeline: The Second Year at a Glance 2

Developmental Milestones in the Second Year 3

12 to 13 Months

It's Cumulative

13 to 14 Months

14 to 15 Months

15 to 16 Months

16 to 17 Months

17 to 18 Months

18 to 20 Months

20 to 22 Months

22 to 24 Months

Chapter 1 Your Toddler on the Grow 10

What You May Be Wondering About 10

Growth Charts

TWINS Different Growth for Different Folks

Measuring Your Wiggly Worm

The Tubby Toddler

MILESTONE Height and Weight

The Thin Toddler

Potbelly

ALL ABOUT: Growth Charts 16

Chapter 2 Your Toddler, Head-to-Toe 20

Hair Care

A Sticky Situation

Hair-Brushing Hijinks

Time for a Trim?

Shampoo Struggles

Chemicals in Shampoo?

Eye Care

Spotting Vision Problems

Blinking

Getting Glasses

Ear Care

Signs of a Hearing Problem

Sound Defense

Ear Piercing

Tooth Care

Tooth Problems Don't Fall Far from the Tree

Toothbrushing Tussles

Time for Fluoride Toothpaste?

Teething, Round Two

Teeth and Sweets

MILESTONE Tooth Timetable

Gaps Between Teeth

Preparing for the Dentist

Visiting the Dentist

Skin Care

MILESTONE Keeping Clean… By Myself

Bath Rejection

Hand-Washing Resistance

It's a Dirty Job

Dry Skin

Chapped Cheeks

Eczema

Other Skin Rashes

Skin Check

Screening Out the Sun

Sunscreen Struggles

Nail Care

Nail-Trimming Trials

Foot Care

Funny Feet

The Mystery of the Missing Arch

Choosing Shoes

Time for New Shoes?

If the Shoe Fits …

Girl and Boy Parts (a.k.a. Genitals)

Bottom Care

Strange Stools

The New Scoop on Poop

The Diaper Wars

No More Diapers?

Playing with Diaper Contents

ALL ABOUT: Thinking About Toilet Training 61

Potty Ready Signs

MILESTONE Potty Readiness

FOR PARENTS But Are You Ready?

Potty Able Signs

Potty Prep

Toilet-Training Trends

Ready …Set … Go Potty

Chapter 3 Your Toddler on the Go 68

What You May Be Wondering About 68

Walking

MILESTONE Getting Up and Going

Encouraging Walking

TWINS Walking to Different Beats

Delayed Walking

Going Back to Crawling

Coordination … or Lack of It

Born Early?

Taking the Ouch Out of Falls

Climbing

Climbing Out of Crib

Very Active Toddler

MILESTONE Let's Play Ball

Less Active Toddler

ALL ABOUT: Getting Physical 80

Outlets for High-Energy Toddlers

In the Swim

Ways to Unwind

Chapter 4 Feeding 84

The Second Year Diet 84

Introducing … Healthy Habits

Additives Add Up

Mix It Up

The Second Year Daily Dozen

Drink Your Vitamins?

Don't Get Your Toddler Juiced

It's Milk Time

Serving Size Matters

What You May Be Wondering About 94

When to Wean from the Breast

How to Wean: From the Breast

How to Wean: From the Bottle

When to Wean from the Bottle

Cup Conflict

Straw Power

Sippy Savvy

Belated Bottle Weaning

Milk Rejection

Milk Allergy

Milk Measures

Food Allergies

Appetite Slump

MILESTONE Self-Feeding

Up-and-Down Appetite

Messy Eating

Self-Feeding Sloppiness

Food Blowing

Food Fetishes

The Fussy Eater

Try, Try Again

Banishing Beige Boredom

Ordering Up Trouble?

Vegetable Snubbing

Gratifying a Snack Attack

Fun with Food

Favorite Food Rejection

Restless Mealtimes

Mealtime Entertainment

Switching Out of a High Chair

A Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

Dining Out with a Toddler

Choking Risks

ALL ABOUT: Food Safety 123

Safe Produce

Chemicals Aren't Kids' Stuff

The Dirty Dozen … and the Clean Team

Safe Meat, Poultry, and Fish

Is It Done Yet?

One Fish, Two Fish … No Fish?

Safe Dairy

A Moldy Situation

Safe Eggs

Safe Drinking Water

BPA in Food Containers

Chapter 5 Sleeping 131

What You May Be Wondering About 131

Bedtime Rebellion

MILESTONE Sleepy Time

Night Waking

Pillow Talk

Making Bedtime Routine

Waking for a Reason

Sleep Training Revisited

Active Today, Peaceful Tonight

Does a Whimper Mean Awake?

Late Bedtime

Sleep by Association

Middle of the Night Feedings

Early Rising

Daylight Saving Time and Bedtime

Crib Notes

Catnapping

From Two Naps to One

TWINS A Good Night's Sleep Times Two

Too Late Naps

Weight for Sleep

Too Short Naps

Resistance to Napping

Snoring

Nightmares

Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Moving to a Bed

Night Wandering

When a Threesome Isn't Your Speed

ALL ABOUT: Establishing Good Sleep Habits 153

Chapter 6 Behavior 156

What You May Be Wondering About 156

The Into-Everything Toddler

Behavior at a Glance

Exploring the World … By Mouth

Opening and Shutting

Emptying Things

Dropping Things

Hello, New Baby

The Little Destroyer

Throwing

Banging on Everything

Screeching and Screaming

Hitting

Keeping Your Baby Safe from Your Toddler

Biting

Taming Aggression

FOR PARENTS At the End of the Day

Hair Pulling

Aggressiveness with Toys

Thumb Sucking

Continued Pacifier Use

A Comfort Object

Comfort at a Cost

No Comfort Habit, No Problem

Head Banging and Other Comfort Habits

Rituals

Ritual Red Flags

Embracing the Routines

Resistance to Change

Clinging

No Clinging Here

Cutting Those Strings Safely

Separation Anxiety

FOR PARENTS The Long Good-bye

A Preference for One Parent

TWINS When Twins Tarn Green with Envy

When Baby Makes … One Too Many for Your Toddler

Stranger Suspicion

No Fear of Strangers

Wandering Off

Teaching Street Smarts

Fears and Phobias

Fear of Dogs

Facing Fears

FOR PARENTS Is It Time for a Pet?

Pet Prescriptions

No Fear of Dogs

Negativity

Hug It Away

FOR PARENTS When to Say "Yes" to a "No"

Not Listening to your "No"

Whining

FOR PARENTS Feeling Down

Unreasonableness

Impatience (Now!)

Demanding Attention

Car Seat Conflict

Stroller Struggles

Arch Enemy

A Ride to Obesity?

FOR PARENTS Shopping with Toddlers: Mission Impossible?

Dressing Dilemmas

A Toddler in the Buff

Self-Dressing Frustrations

Having Fun Getting the Job Done

Challenging Toddler

Living with a Challenging Temperament

ALL ABOUT: Taming Tantrums 234

The "Terrible Twos" Start Now

What's Behind Your Toddler's Tantrums?

Heading Off Tantrums

FOR PARENTS Don't Be a Cave-Mom

Being Held Hostage by Breath Holding?

Tantrum Dos and Don'ts

Time-Outs for Tantrums?

FOR PARENTS Keeping Your Cool

Public Tantrums

After the Storm

For-Parents-Only Tantrums

FOR PARENTS Join the Club

Chapter 7 Disciplining Your Toddler 244

What Discipline Is…and Isn't 245

Discipline Basics

FOR PARENTS Staying on the Same Page

Discipline Strategies That Work 248

Discipline Methods

Win-Win Solutions

FOR PARENTS Take a Time-In

Spanking: Don't Do It

Making Discipline Effective

Life with Limits

ALL ABOUT: Right and Wrong 254

Chapter 8 Talking 256

What You May Be Wondering About 256

Not Talking Yet

MILESTONE Talking

The General Idea

Conversation Frustration

Signing In

TWINS Double Talk

Loss of Vocabulary

The Gift of Gab

Unclear Speech

Only One Word at a Time

ALL ABOUT: Getting Your Toddler Talking 266

Chapter 9 Learning 270

What You May Be Wondering About 270

ABCs and 1-2-3s

Raising a Reader

The ABCs of P's and Q's

A Taste (Literally) for Literature

Reading Repetition

What's This? What's That?

Toddler Classes

Computers

Teaching Time

Educational DVDs

TV Watching

The Trouble with TV

ALL ABOUT: Cultivating Curiosity 284

Chapter 10 Playing and Making Friends 286

What You May Be Wondering About 286

The Power of Play

MILESTONE Fine Motor Skills

Toys for Toddlers

Presenting Fewer Presents

Clutter Control

Righty or Lefty?

Toy Safety and Older Sibs

MILESTONE Playing

FOR PARENTS Toddler Game Tedium

A Short Attention Span

Independent Play

A Start in Art

MILESTONE Color by Number

Music Making

Dance Fever

Playground Trepidation

Playground Safety

Playdate Guidelines

Playdate Clinging

Starting a Playgroup

Have a Little Slugger?

TWINS Double the Fun

Playing with Others

Bad Habit Swapping

Being a Pushover

Trouble Taking Turns

Difficulty Sharing

Sharing, Caring… or Showing Off?

When you Gotta Share

The In-Your-Face Toddler

No Rough Stuff

Not-So-Nice Behavior

ALL ABOUT: Making Friends 318

Chapter 11 Traveling with Your Toddler 321

On the Go with Your Toddler 321

Wherever You Go

Traveling By Car

Fun on the Go

Curbing the Queasies

Traveling By Plane

Passports for Half-Pints

Junior Jet Lag

Traveling By Train

Tantrums to Go

A Traveling Toddler's Tummy

Choosing a Family-Friendly Hotel

FOR PARENTS Toddler-Free Travels

Chapter 12 Keeping Your Toddler Healthy 341

What, You Can Expect at Checkups 341

Doctor, Doctor

Fear of the Doctor

You Know Your Child Best

Tell It Like It Is

Immunizations 346

Recommended Vaccinations

FOR PARENTS Vaccines: They're Not Just for Kids

When to Call the Doctor After an Immunization

Should a Cold Delay a Shot?

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Early Childhood

Better Late Than Never

The Reality About Immunization Myths

Taking the Fears, Tears, and Ouches Out of Shots

Immunization Precautions

Calling the Doctor 356

When to Call the Doctor

Where Does It Hurt?

No Silly Questions

Before You Call the Doctor

Your Toddler's Pain Threshold

Figuring Out Fever 363

Taking Your Toddler's Temperature

Febrile Convulsions

Reading the Thermometer

Treating a Fever

Typical Body Temperatures

Fever: Just Part of the Picture

Caring for a Sick Toddler 369

At Home

FOR PARENTS When You're Sick

In the Hospital

Prepping for a Hospital Stay

ALL ABOUT: Medication 373

Getting Medication Information

Online Meds: A Prescription for Danger?

Herbal Remedies

Giving Medicine Safely

Don't Give These to Your Toddler

Acetaminophen or Ibuprofren?

Helping the Medicine Go Down

The Most Common Toddler Illnesses 380

Common Cold

Good News About That Runny Nose

Your Smoking Is Bad for Your Toddler's Health

Ear Infection

Tubes for Toddlers

Some Probiotics with Those Antibiotics?

Flu

A Sore Throat

Croup

Keeping Germs Contained

Constipation

Diarrhea

Signs of Dehydration

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

The Most Common Chronic Conditions 392

Allergies

Is It an Allergy? or a Cold?

Life-Threatening Allergies

Asthma

Asthma…or RAD?

Celiac Disease

When the Food-Allergic or Celiac Toddler Steps Out

Seizures and Epilepsy

Hearing Loss or Impairment

Hearing Tests

Chapter 13 Second Year Safety 404

Safety in the Home 404

Being Careful Doesn't Mean Being Obsessive

Childproofing Around the Home

Safety Gates

Safe Heights

Mechanical Fascination

Red Light Greenery

Lead Can Lead to Trouble

No Gun Is a Safe Gun

Happy Holidays Without the Hazards

Childproofing the Kitchen

Poison Control

Not a Do-It-Yourselfer?

Childproofing the Bathroom

Dressing for Safety

Childproofing the Laundry Room

Childproofing the Garage

Childproofing Toddler Toys

Delecting Trouble

Certifiably Safe

There's No Substitute for Supervision

Indoor Pest Control

Calling All Recalls

Safety When Out and About 425

Outdoor Safety

A Safe Place to Play

Safety Around Bugs

Outdoor Water Safety

Safety in the Snow

Car Safety

Sunny and Mild? Not in the Car

A Safe Ride

ALL ABOUT: Teaching Your Toddler to Be Safe 436

Chapter 14 Treating Toddler Injuries 440

Preparing for Emergencies 440

First Aid for the Toddler 442

Abdominal Injuries

Bites

Bleeding

Bleeding, Internal

Broken Bones or Fractures

Bruises, Skin

Burns

Chemical Burns

Choking

Cold Injuries

Convulsions

Cuts

Dislocation

Dog Bites

Drowning (Submersion Injury)

Ear Injuries

Electric Shock

Eye Injuries

Fainting

Finger and Toe Injuries

Foreign Objects

Fractures

Frostbite and Frostnip

Head Injuries

Heat Injuries

Hyperthermia

Hypothermia

Insect Bites or Stings

Lip, Split or Cut

Mouth Injuries

Nose Injuries

Poisoning

Poison Guidelines You Should Know

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

Puncture Wounds

Scalds

Scrapes

Seizures

Severed Limb or Digit

Shock

Skin Wounds

Stocking the Medicine Cabinet

Making a Boo-Boo Better

Snake Bites

Spider Bites

Splinters

Sprains

Sunburn

Swallowed Foreign Objects

Objects in all the Wrong Places

Teeth, Injury to

Tick Bites

Toe Injuries

Tongue, Injury to

First Aid for Toddlers: Choking and Breathing Emergencies 463

Check, Call, Care

CPR: The Most Important Skill You'll Hopefully Never Need

A-B-C

Which Comes First

Rescue Breathing

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Children Over One Year

First Aid for a Choking Toddler

Chapter 15 Developmental Disorders 472

What You May Be Wondering About 472

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Down Syndrome

FOR PARENTS Helping Your Child

Sensery Processing Disorder(SPD)

Developmental Delays

Finding Help

ALL ABOUT: Living With Your Special Child 480

Helping the Healthy Sibs

Index 485

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    Everything you need to know

    I love this book! I have always used these books to look up information for my kids at the stages of thier life. Everything I need to know is usually always included in these book in some form, no matter how random I think that my question are. a million thumbs up from me!

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    Insightful!

    This book does a good job of helping you look through the eyes of a toddler and give you some understanding into their world. Has some good ideas for dealing with tantrums and discipline.

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