The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

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Little, Brown, Nov 16, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 704 pages
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The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.

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User Review  - Merryann - LibraryThing

Becoming a parent was miraculous and wonderful. It was also, for me, terrifying. I learned a lot from my Sears' Baby Book. The most important thing I learned is that --I-- am my children's mother ... Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

Overall, I've really appreciated this book in my seven-plus years as a parent. The most useful portion of the book for me was the large section devoted to "normal" or "needs attention" ailments in ... Read full review


Getting Started BabyCare Basics
Ten Tips for Having a Safe and Satisfying Birth
Preparing for Baby
Getting the Right Start with Your Newborn
Postpartum Family Adjustments
Caring for Your Babys Bodily Needs
Care ofthe Circumcision Site
Common Concerns in the Early Weeks
Parenting the Fussy or Colicky Baby
Working and Parenting
Special Situations
Infant Development and Behavior
The First Six Months Big Changes
The Second Six Months Moving
The Second Year From Babyhood to Toddlerhood
Bothersome but Normal Toddler Behaviors

Infant Feeding and Nutrition
The Breastfeeding Mother Choices Challenges
Bottlefeeding with Safety and Love
Introducing Solid Foods When What and
Ten Tips for Becoming Your Familys Nutritionist
Feeding the Toddler One to Two Years
Contemporary Parenting
Nighttime Parenting How to Get Your Baby
SCreeching and Whining
Toilet Training
Keeping Your Baby Safe and Healthy
Keeping Your Baby Healthy
The Most Common Medical Problems Selfhelp
Lifesaving Procedures and First Aid for Common

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William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. They are the authors of more than 30 books and live in southern California. Robert W. Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in southern California. James Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and co-host of The Doctors.

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