The Essential First Year

The Essential First Year

by Penelope Leach



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756657994
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

About this book 6

Pregnancy and birth

Preparing to be parents 10

Where would you like to have your baby? 18

Prenatal testing 20

Changing relationships 22

Making a birth plan 26

Thinking ahead about being parents 28

Practical planning 32

Planning a “babymoon” 34

When will your pregnancy end? 36

Birth 39

Is this bonding? 42

Special care 47

Making sure the baby is all right 50

New baby, new parents

Meeting your new baby 58

Meeting your new baby's needs 66

Your new baby's reflexes 72

Your new baby's senses 74

Newborn crying 78

Newborn feeding 80

The beginning of breast-feeding 84

Thinking about bottle-feeding 94

Newborn sleep 100

Settling in and moving forward

Settling in together 108

Watch the baby not the clock 110

Settled babies' feeding 116

Settled babies' sleeping 129

Growing 135

Settled babies' crying 138

Causes of crying and ways of comforting 141

Colic? 148

Settling into their own bodies 152

Early playing: looking first, doing later 154

Becoming sociable 156

A member of the family

Loving and being loved 164

Shared parenting 166

More feeding 170

More sleeping 188

Coping with sleeping problems 194

More about crying 196

Comfort habits 203

Milestones not race tracks 206

Taking charge of his body 209

Moving toward crawling 214

Beginning to get onto his feet 217

Stages in learning to walk 220

Seeing and doing 222

Touching and taking 224

More listening and more and more talking 230

Moving toward actual speech 234

Not exactly a baby—nor quite a child

The wiggly path from baby to toddler 242

Eating 244

Growing 250

Changing sleeping patterns 252

Learning through play 258

Beginning to think about discipline 268

Your baby's brain 270

Thinking about working outside your home 276

You and your baby are on the same side 280

Index 282

Acknowledgments 288

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The Essential First Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LucyBH More than 1 year ago
Very good book on child rearing. Not exactly like many others which only adds to all the other books vs repeats. An excellent read of essential info.