What to Expect the Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months

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Workman Publishing, Apr 15, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 540 pages
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The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 11 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year”—12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don’t always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums).

Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic, and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. It helps parents decode the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always adorable little person last year’s baby has become.

From the first birthday to the second, this must-have book covers everything parents need to know in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format, with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong), and keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world. There’s a developmental time line of the second year plus special “milestone” boxes throughout that help parents keep track of their toddler’s development. Thinking of traveling with tot in tow? There’s a chapter for that, too.

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The Second Year at a Glance
CHAPTER 1 Your Toddler on the Grow
CHAPTER 2 Your Toddler HeadtoToe
CHAPTER 3 Your Toddler on the Go
CHAPTER 4 Feeding
CHAPTER 5 Sleeping
CHAPTER 6 Behavior
CHAPTER 7 Disciplining Your Toddler
CHAPTER 9 Learning
CHAPTER 10 Playing and Making Friends
CHAPTER 11 Traveling with Your Toddler
CHAPTER 12 Keeping Your Toddler Healthy
CHAPTER 13 Second Year Safety
CHAPTER 14 Treating Toddler Injuries
CHAPTER 15 Developmental Disorders

CHAPTER 8 Talking

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Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect® series of pregnancy and parenting books with over 38 million copies in print. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and the WhatToExpect app, which reach over 18 million expecting and new parents, and the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk moms around the world expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, and healthy, happy babies.

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