The Simplest Baby Book in the World is the illustrated grab-and-do guide that helps today's moms and dads gain confidence in their ability to be great parents. 700+ playful, yet instructive, illustrations make learning faster and easier.
It makes the first year of raising a baby easier by curating and distilling down to their essentials the best-of-the-best advice on topics like:
· Sleep training and sleeping through the night
· When and how much to feed
· Everything you need to know about bath time
· How to be safe and stay sane when going mobile with your baby
· Preparing the nursery
· Solutions to the most common ailments
· Helpful experience and best practices of the community of those who know best—moms, dads, pediatricians, nurses, lactation specialists, nannies, and educators
You will quickly and easily find simple solutions and have proven techniques at your fingertips when you need them most whether it's 2 a.m. or 2 p.m. Every chapter starts with the essential list of products, providing a handy checklist for everything you will need. Don't miss recommendations for the must-have products that make parents' lives easier while saving them time and money.
The Simplest Baby Book is the baby-care solution for all of today’s parents—both moms and dads. At a time when the role of men in providing childcare is increasing, and families come in all shapes and sizes, it is important that parenting reflects this new reality. The Simplest Baby Book does just that.
Forget all the other baby books and 'bibles' you will never read, choose The Simplest Baby Book in the World to raise your healthy, happy baby.
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About the Author
Dr. Jeremy Shapiro was raised in West Los Angeles, completed his undergraduate education at UC San Diego, earning a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a B.A. in Political Science. Dr. Jeremy returned to Los Angeles, where he earned a Master’s degree in Public Health/Epidemiology at UCLA and then completed his medical degree at the Finch Universityof Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 2001. Following medical school, he returned again to L.A. to complete his internship and residency training in pediatrics at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and has been a full-time pediatrician at Boulevard Pediatrics over the past 16 years. Along with the importance he places upon cultivating relationships with his patients and their families, Dr. Jeremy has also maintained a public health focus throughout his career. He previously served as a medical advisor and writer for one of the nation’s largest online health-related social networking sites and has been an active member on the Board of the Medical Staff at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center where he previously held the position of Chief of the Department of Pediatrics and currently serves as the Chief of the Medical Staff.
Gabriella Terhes Karlsson is a Los Angeles based Newborn Care Specialist/ Postpartum Doula/Sleep Trainer. For over a decade she has helped numerous amazing families, making a difference in their lives. Gabriella works closely with families in the “post-recovery period” (the time after giving birth), which can be the most challenging and demanding time for any new parents. She provides guidance and support to new parents who suffer from sleepless nights, postnatal depression, and teaches them the basics of how to care for their new baby. As a newborn care specialist, she has made a world of difference for new families by helping them settle into a new routine, reassuring them about uncertainties and answering any questions they may have about their new bundle of joy. Gabriella provides consultations to new parents with age appropriate daytime scheduling, techniques for better sleep, emotional support, sleep conditioning and sleep training methods. Gabriella was born in Szeged, Hungary and is a certified Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula.
Table of Contents
Preparing for Baby
All you need to know about getting ready for your new baby and everything you will need to do it. 1
The Simplest Baby Plan™
The simplest and most efficient way to take care of baby's needs and get control of your life is by getting on our all-inclusive path. 15
Time to Eat
The essentials about feeding, either by breast milk or formula, when to introduce solids, and all you need to know to do it. 23
Sweet Dreams, Please!
How to quickly get your baby to sleep through the night so you can sleep too. 71
All you need to know about changing diapers, poop, and outfitting your changing stations. 95
Everything you need to know about bathing your baby. 109
Play & Learn
The essential things to know about baby exercises, socialization, sharing, screen time, childcare, and more. 125
Personal care essentials for baby and everything you will need. 139
The essential list of clothing for your baby as she grows. 155
Tips on keeping your baby safe, including babyproofing, avoiding choking hazards, and managing pets. 165
Out & About
What you need to know about going mobile with baby, with tips on going to restaurants, traveling by car, plane, and more. 189
The most common health-related issues you might experience and what to do about them. 215
Learn about the basic types of support from childcare, nannies, babysitters, and more. 251
Starting a new family can be tremendously stressful. This section gives tips on taking care of yourself and dealing with stress. 261
What People are Saying About This
Seriously, this is the best baby book I have ever read! And I have read them all, and I have it all. I have a master’s in pediatric nursing, I worked in Cedars Sinai as a NICU nurse, I took care of thousands of babies in the last 20 years, and I wish this book would have been available the entire time so I could recommend it to parents. –Helen Vitaris, Pediatric NICU Nurse, Cedars Sinai The Simplest Baby Book skillfully decodes the essentials for surviving the first year of parenthood in a thoughtful, witty, accessible (and animated!) way. –Amy Shapiro, MD, Pediatrics Specialist, Providence Health & Services As an early childhood educator for over 30 years, The Simplest Baby Book in the World will be required reading for educators and directors in my region! It should be given to every parent leaving the hospital with their newborn . . . along with their grandparents, aunties, uncles, and friends. –Kim Thorstenson-Root, Regional Manager, Bright Horizons Family Solutions “I love the way the book is formatted—it makes getting the information so quick and easy. The illustrations are fantastic—not only are they informative but super cute.” –Jennifer Levinson, creator and owner of jen’s list “Having read dozens of parenting books before this one, I wish I could get all that time back. It’s truly the only book you'll ever need. It is super easy to navigate and the illustrations make it a quick study. I highly recommend to any parents who are busy and want the key information delivered in an efficient format!” –Brad Ong “Simplest Baby is an easy, practical resource for any parent!” –Ticole Richards “All the baby basics and need-to-know info in one place. Organized for easy use and beautifully illustrated. A must-have for first-time parents.” –Flo Sunoo “I wish I had this book when I had my son! This is an excellent resource for parents, whether it’s your first child or second. Easy to navigate, well organized, and thoughtful. Above all I must admit that I love the much-needed humor!” –Diane Coates “The book is packed full of great advice and solutions; it is probably one of the easiest first-year parenting books to read. Quick, clear, and practical, with fun illustrations that make it the most entertaining baby book on the shelf. –Kelly & Sean Hayes “Reading The Simplest Baby is like sitting down with a trusted friend to get their secrets on parenting. It is a must-have for new moms and dads!” –Melissa and Bryan “This book is just absolutely adorable! Like the title states, it is simple, but that doesn't mean it's missing a thing. Packed full of quick tips, easy lists for supplies, and clear and concise knowledge that every new parent needs/wants to know. Like a one-stop shop of all the right information and none of the exaggerated, unneeded extras! Best gift for a baby shower for new parents.”–Deanne Gann