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What to Expect the First Yearby Heidi Murkoff
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Unquestionably the best book for parents of infants in their first year of life that I have had the pleasure to read." (Morris Green, M.D., Perry W. Lesh Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University Medical Center)
"This complete, practical, and unique book will help parents prevent or solve the problems of caring for a newborn infant through the first year of life...I love it!" (Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center)
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?
This second edition of the bestselling guide to caring for baby features updated cultural references and new material that brings more in-depth coverage to issues such as newborn screening, home births, sleep problems, SIDS, returning to work, and much more. Illustrations.
America’s bestselling guide to caring for a baby, with over 10 million copies in print, What to Expect the First Year is the bible for taking care of a newborn though the milestone of his or her first birthday.
The Second Edition incorporates the most recent developments in pediatric medicine. Every question and answer has been revisited, and in response to letters from readers, dozens of new Q&As have been added. The book is more reader-friendly than ever, with updated cultural references, and the new material brings more in-depth coverage to issues such as newborn screening, home births and the resulting at-home newborn care, vitamins and vaccines, milk allergies, causes of colic, sleep problems, SIDS, returning to work, dealing with siblings, weaning, sippy cups, the expanded role of the father, and much more. An updated cover and all-new black-and-white line illustrations complement the fresher book with a fresher look.
DESCRIPTION Complete and up-to-date, What to Expect the First Year is like having a pediatrician, psychologist, and an Earth Mommy on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The voice is friendly, supportive, and authoritative, taking parents month by month through the first year of their baby's life, and beyond. They have questions: When can my baby start solids? Are walkers safe for my baby? How can I help my baby lose her fear of the bath? This month my baby has forgotten skills he learned last month--is there something wrong with him? The book has answers. Plus full information on starting baby on solids, traveling with baby, environmental hazards, doctor's check-ups, immunizations, first aid, and childhood illnesses and their treatment.
About the Author
Heidi Murkoff is the co-author of the What to Expectseries with her mother, Arlene Eisenberg, and sister Sandee Hathaway. In addition, Heidi is the President of The What To Expect Foundation. The Foundation's prenatal health literacy program helps underserved families in-need know what to expect when they're expecting. Heidi writes monthly "What to Expect" columns for Baby Talkand Parentingmagazines and lectures nationwide on parenting and pregnancy issues. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband and two children.Arlene Eisenberg worked on all three editions of What to Expect When You're Expecting and remained active in the What To Expect Foundation until her death in February 2001. She was also co-author, with Heidi Murkoff, of the "What to Expect" magazine columns.
Table of Contents
Foreword: A Word From the Doctor
Introduction: Why This Book Was Conceived
The First Year
Of Special Concern
What Our Readers Are Saying
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