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

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America's bestselling "baby bible" -- an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life.

The million-copy bestseller by "the man who remade motherhood" (TIME) has now been revised, expanded, and bought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.

The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and pas parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies -- eating, sleeping, develipment, health, and comfort -- as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today's parents. The topics covered include:

  • preparing for a safe and healthy birth
  • bonding with your baby
  • feeding your baby right
  • soothing your fussy baby
  • getting your baby to sleep
  • understanding your baby's development
  • treating common illnesses
  • babyproofing your home
  • understanding toddler behavior
  • dealing with temper tantrums
  • toilet training
  • working parenting
  • first-aid procedures
  • and much more

Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. 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 bests suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most of of parenting -- for your child, yourself, and for your entire family.


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User Review  - ohdani - LibraryThing

This book is amazing. Even if you aren't into attachment parenting there are some extremely helpful passages, charts, diagrams, and other leagues of information that can be devoured. This is more helpful, at least I found, than the American Academy of Pediatrics book. Read full review

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User Review  - wesh - LibraryThing

An indispensable resource for us over the course of our two kids. It's the gift we buy every couple we know are expecting. It's also the gift for which we're thanked most often. Read full review


Getting the Right Start with Your Newborn
Ten Tips for Having a Safe and Satisfying Birth
Preparing for Baby
Postpartum Family Adjustments
Caring for Your Babys Bodily Needs
Common Concerns in the Early Weeks
Infant Feeding and Nutrition
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

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 to Sleep
Toilet Training
Keeping Your Baby Safe and Healthy
Keeping Your Baby Healthy
The Most Common Medical Problems Selfhelp Home Care
Lifesaving Procedures and First Aid for Common Emergencies
Growth Charts

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William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, are the pediatrics experts to whom American parents turn for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. Dr. Sears was trained at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly 50 years. Together, the Searses have authored more than 40 pediatrics books.

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