What to Expect the First Year

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Workman Publishing, Oct 7, 2014 - Family & Relationships - 704 pages

With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated.

Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.

Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today’s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

 

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Contents

Get Ready Get Set
2
Buying for Baby
28
Breastfeeding Basics
60
A First Year Timeline The First Year at a Glance
104
Your Newborn
120
The First Month
171
The Second Month
238
The Third Month
262
The Eighth Month
410
The Ninth Month
428
The Tenth Month
446
The Eleventh Month
468
The Twelfth Month
490
Traveling with Your Baby
515
Keeping Your Baby Healthy
523
Treating Injuries
574

The Fourth Month
302
The Fifth Month
317
The Sixth Month
343
The Seventh Month
374
The LowBirthweight Baby
601
First Year Moments Milestones
631
Index
645
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About the author (2014)

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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