Your Baby's First Year Week by Week

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Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy™ Week by Week—the book you relied on while you were pregnant—guide you through baby’s remarkable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you’ll know what to look for and understand what’s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby’s growth.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby’s First Year™ Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics—everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis. Valuable information includes:
  • Common medical problems: what to look for and when to call baby’s pediatrician
  • Bonding with baby: from baby massage to talking, what you can do to create a meaningful connection
  • Feeding baby: breast milk or formula? and introducing solids
  • Sleeping habits: how to improve the situation for the entire family
  • Vaccination guidelines: learn about the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Playing with baby: how to help develop baby’s cognitive, social and motor skills through play and with toys, many of them homemade
  • Baby gear: the latest on carriers, high chairs, swings, cribs, clothing, diapers and everything else you may need
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About the author

Glade B. Curtis, MD, MPH, is board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the father of five. He lives in Utah.

Judith Schuler, MS, the mother of one son, has a master's degree in Consumer and Family Studies. She divides her time between Wyoming and Arizona.

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Publisher
Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Published on
Feb 9, 2010
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780786746101
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Heidi Murkoff
Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed—and now, so has the new-baby bible.

Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year 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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