Oh, baby! In one book, 100 leading parenting experts offer must-have advice for expecting and new parents. The Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years is the all-in-one companion to raising your baby with confidence, knowledge, and style, while maintaining your own sanity. As a brand-new parent, Samantha Ettus, creator of the Experts’ Guide series of books, went on a search to collect invaluable insights and practical know-how from the world’s experts in the field of parenting. The result is this wonderfully informative and entertaining guide to preparing for, welcoming, and caring for your new baby like an expert.
In bite-sized chapters that even the most sleep-deprived new parents can digest, you’ll find advice from an expert on the top 100 parental concerns, from budgeting for the baby to bathing, breastfeeding, and beyond. And it doesn’t stop at Baby. The Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years includes plenty of chapters devoted to you, too–such as getting in shape after childbirth, maintaining a happy marriage, and setting up a playdate. Bestselling author and pediatrician Harvey Karp provides secrets for calming a crying infant; travel guru Pauline Frommer reveals her best tips on planning a vacation with your child; and Iron Chef Cat Cora offers her techniques for making baby food. Each of the contributors brings a matchless blend of knowledge, passion, and experience to ensure that you make the most of your child’s first years.
From choosing a name and preparing for your baby’s arrival home to making the transition back to work, The Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years brings an unparalleled breadth of practical and authoritative information to the alternately joyous and exhausting journey through the baby years.
From the Hardcover edition.
Dads discover that the rules of the parenting game change completely after their baby moves into the wonderful and totally physical toddler world of discovery and learning. How can you be a hands-on dad and play a vital role in your one-to-three-year-old's development? With the fun exercises and activities for dads and kids in Rookie Dad Tackles the Toddler!
Working out in the Brain Gym, kids grasp colors, sizes, and shapes
Kid Talk pumps up language and listening skills
Cool down tantrums and meltdowns by stepping Out of Bounds
Learn the ABCs of eating like a champion with Peak Performance
Even the busiest father can make bedtime or getting dressed child's play with these simple, interactive games. Go for the gold with your toddlers -- and enjoy the prize of having happier, healthier, more capable children who strive for big things -- thanks to you, their hero.
We’ve all heard the news about helicopter parents and boomerang children—but how can parents safeguard against these trends when our children’s lives are increasingly scheduled and competitive? Pediatrician Dr. Alanna Levine offers a commonsense parenting approach that avoids divisive strategies and helps parents find a balanced ground between overindulgence and strict control.
Raising a Self-Reliant Child focuses on teachable moments where parents can instill independence, such as sleep time, toilet training, mealtime, and playtime. With Dr. Levine’s practical strategies and techniques, young children learn to take responsibility for their daily routines: babies learn to sleep through the night, toddlers learn to nap without their parents stretched out alongside, and school-age children learn to dress themselves and make breakfast with little parental intervention.
Overprotection and micromanagement keep young children from the self-development that comes naturally from learning and doing on one’s own. And children who don’t learn independence skills at an appropriate age grow into adults who expect others to fix challenges and conflicts for them. Dr. Levine helps you break the cycle of daily power struggles so that you and your family will have more time to focus on the things that really matter.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
GET THE MOST FROM THE TODDLER YEARS!
Expert guidance and smart, hands-on advice have made PARENTING magazine the preferred child-care resource for today's parents. The PARENTING books offer the same great mix of helpful, practical information and reassurance on raising children today. Now, PARENTING Guide to Your Toddler offers a step-by-step resource to the most challenging stage of your child's development:
Developmental Milestones: Your child's first complete sentence, first friend, first tricycle - Growth patterns, physical coordination, and identifying developmental delays - The fast-changing emotional life of the toddler
The Myth of the "Terrible Twos": Understanding how and why a toddler declares independence - Choices and self-control - Dealing with fears, clinginess, and aggressive behavior
Health and Safety: Common toddler ailments - Scheduling immunizations - Safety away from home
Daily Routines: Why regular family meals matter - Delicious, healthy snacks - Stress-free bedtimes and well-timed naps
The Do's and Don'ts of Discipline: Dealing with tantrums in public places - Choosing your battles (and letting your toddler win some) - Using "time-out" effectively
Having Fun Together: Identifying your child's unique "play style" - Activities toddlers enjoy most - Chores your toddler will love to do
Is my baby "good"? Should I pick my baby up when he cries? What's the best way to introduce a new baby to an older sibling? Is co-sleeping with my child okay? Am I spoiling my child? How can I convince my child to try new foods? What should I do when my child argues with her friends? How do I encourage learning at home?
The New Baby Answer Book is the easy way to find reassuring and authoritative answers to the most common (and often unexpected) questions about raising a young child. Covering all the key topics that come up during the first five years, this guide gives sound advice, immediate answers, and essential information on sleeping, eating, tantrums, day care, safety, discipline, fears, independence, and more.
Written by a child development specialist and parenting coach, The New Baby Answer Book answers your most important questions, including:Is my child too dependent on me? Is sibling rivalry normal? How do I find a good babysitter? How can I teach my child to share? Does spanking really help? Am I over-scheduling my kindergartner? When should my child learn ABCs and numbers? What toys are best for my 4 to 5 year old?
Written in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, The New Baby Answer Book helps you make confident and informed decisions in the early years of your child's life.
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.
-deal with tantrums, food refusal and sibling jealousy
-prepare for the arrival of a second baby, including how to cope physically, emotionally and financially, and how to adapt her routines when caring for a baby and toddler
-make teeth-cleaning fun and put an end to habits such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting and eating dirt
-decide what type of childcare is best for you and your toddler
Gina's advice is derived from hands-on experience of dealing with children. Parents can be confident that her techniques, which have been tried and tested many times and have proved successful with many different children, can also work for them. She has listened to the concerns of thousands of parents via her consultations and website.
Reassuring and down-to-earth, parents will find Gina's advice can help make the passage from contented baby to confident child a happy and stress-free experience for the whole family.
En ¡Socorro! Mi bebé viene sin manual de instrucciones, Blythe Lipman comparte con nosotros todos sus secretos sobre el arte del cuidado del bebé tras una vida dedicada al mundo infantil y nos ofrece toda su sabiduría y experiencia mediante múltiples consejos sencillos y muy prácticos. Con ellos, los nuevos padres y madres podrán sentirse seguros para afrontar las dificultades cotidianas relacionadas con el recién nacido: el sueño, los llantos, la alimentación, el arte de poner un pañal, los viajes, la elección de guardería o qué hacer si el bebé cae enfermo.
Además, también orienta a la madre sobre cómo debe cuidarse y da pautas al padre para compartir plenamente las tareas del cuidado de su hijo.
Una guía indispensable que se convertirá en el manual de instrucciones perfecto para madres y padres primerizos.