Babycenter Baby: The All Important First Year

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Penguin, Jul 19, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Babycenter Baby covers all babycare and developmental issues from the first days after birth with a newborn to the end of toddlerhood (around age 3), using the "best of" distilled material from the Babycenter website. It also includes parents' tips and comments, expert views, interesting statistics and Babycenter.com polls. Special features and fully developed new ideas will follow as soon as chapters are agreed. The main content has been divided into four sections.
 

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Contents

09 Foreword
9
10 Introduction
10
15 The first moments
15
16 After the birth
16
22 Your recovery time
22
24 Getting to know your baby
24
26 Going home with your baby
26
28 Special care baby
28
46 months
144
148 Your babys toys
148
150 Playing together
150
152 Baby talk
152
154 Meeting others
154
157 Your babys environment
157
160 Everyday care
160
164 Baby massage
164

30 The greener baby
30
32 Baby care basics
32
45 Breast or bottle
45
53 Your newborns sleep
53
56 Sleeping basics
56
58 Cosleeping
58
60 Safe sleeping
60
63 How your baby develops
63
71 Becoming parents
71
74 Your changing body
74
78 Postpartum exercise
78
82 How youre feeling
82
86 Your partners role
86
90 You and your partner
90
92 Your adopted baby
92
94 Caring for twins
94
97 Your time at home
97
100 Out and about
100
104 Postpartum checkups
104
109 Your growing babys needs
109
112 Feeding ups and downs
112
114 As your baby grows
114
119 Your babys sleep
119
126 Approaches to sleep
126
130 Your babys environment
130
133 How your baby develops
133
24 months
140
171 Starting solids
171
179 Your babys sleep
179
185 Your babys development
185
194 Your babys playtime
194
69 months
196
912 months
200
204 Communication
204
208 Your babys behavior
208
213 Your babys environment
213
220 Everyday care
220
229 Traditions and festivities
229
232 Travel and vacations
232
241 Health concerns in newborns
241
250 Getting help
250
253 Health concerns in the first year
253
259 Infections
259
266 Allergic conditions
266
270 Infectious diseases
270
278 Gastrointestinal illnesses
278
283 Minor concerns
283
288 First aid
288
295 Your special care baby
295
306 Your new working life
306
312 Useful contacts and organizations
312
314 Index
314
320 Acknowledgments
320
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