What to Expect the First Year Author:Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff, Sandee E. Hathaway, B.S.N To help you become the best-equipped parents possible, here is a complete first-year childcare manual from the authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting, America's pregnancy bible. Includes thorough information on baby monthly growth and development, feeding, sleeping habits, infant illnesses, and safety. —
The c... more »omprehensive month-month guide that clearly explains everything parents need to know about the first year with a new baby.
Featuring a practical, illustrated Baby Care Primer, a First Aid guide, and Best-Odds recipes.
With special sections on the older sibling, selecting the right physician; seasonal concerns and traveling with baby; managing childhood illnesses; and nurturing the adopted baby, the low-birth weight infant, and the baby specific problems.
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Helpful Score: 5
I really enjoyed this book. Covers many topics: breast/bottle feeding; first weeks, each month, adoption, first aid, baby with problems, spacing between children, healthy diet. Referred to it often to answer questions or see if my child was on target.
This is the 1st edition of this book. It is still has a lot of good information in it, but some of the information is out of date. Most notably, this edition was published before the CDC began recommending that babies be laid to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS.
There is now a completely revised 2nd edition of the book available. The ISBN for that edition is: 0761129588
The follow up to "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Like the first one, it is divided by months, and also major topics such as "surviving the first year" and "enjoying the first year". A quick and informative reference for every new, and experienced, parent.