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 It is still has a lot of good information in it, but some of the information is out of date.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
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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.
I found this to be a very helpful reference book during my son's first year of life. It breaks the first year down into each month and describes typical problems/milestone/behaviors for each month. I found it most helpful as a reference book. When something was going on with my son I didn't quite understand, I could look it up in the book and feel reassured that it was normal.
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.
Generic and limited information. For example, the information on breastfeeding is basically the same as the handouts they give you at the hospital; very basic and left me with many questions. The information on milestones for each month was useful, but still left something to be desired. There are many parenting books out there that are better than this one.
Great reference book for the new mom or the mom on the second go around. I think I referenced things more with my second child as I felt like I wnated to make sure that I didn't miss anything I was supposed to be watching for. Time slips away so quickly with the second child, it was nice to have reminders as to what to look for and work on.