The Mother of All Baby Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Babys First Year

by Ann Douglas

Wiley | November 6, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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The Mother of All Baby Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Baby''s First Year, 2nd Edition is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival-a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby. It''s a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby''s exciting first year.

  • Features a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents
  • Includes a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • Provides immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

Based on the best advice from over 150 Canadian parents and a panel of experts, The Mother of All Baby Books, 2nd Edition, is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.02 in

Published: November 6, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470837845

ISBN - 13: 9780470837849

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The Mother of All Baby Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Babys First Year

by Ann Douglas

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.02 in

Published: November 6, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470837845

ISBN - 13: 9780470837849

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xvii INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1: A STAR IS BORN 5 Meeting Your Baby 6 Getting to know your baby 7 What Newborns Really Look Like 13 Size 13; Head 13; Muscle weakness 14; Face 14; Eyes 15; Ears 16; Skin 16; Umbilical cord stump 19; Hands and feet 20; Legs and arms 20; Genitalia 20 What to Expect if Your Baby Is Premature 22 Newborn Reflexes 24 Rooting reflex 24; Sucking reflex 25; Extrusion reflex 25; Grasping reflex 25; Moro reflex (startle reflex) 25; Stepping reflex 25; Tonic neck reflex (fencer’s reflex) 26; Placing reflex 26; Crawling reflex 26; Doll’s eye reflex 26 The Apgar Test 27 The Newborn Exam 28 Other tests 32; Jaundice 36 CHAPTER 2: YOUR BODY AFTER THE BIRTH 41 Your Postpartum Body: The Official Tour 41 Heavy vaginal bleeding 41; Perineal pain 46; Changes to the tone and feel of your vagina 48; Difficulty urinating 49; Incontinence 50; Diffi culty having a bowel movement 51; Afterpains 52; A flabby belly 53; A separation of the abdominal muscles 53; Stretch marks 54; Breast changes 54; Headaches 57; Fatigue 57; Faintness 58; Shivers and shakes 58; Sweating 59; Hair loss 59; Other postpartum body changes 59 Caesarean Recovery 60 Weight Loss 62 Nutrition after Baby 64 Getting Back into Shape 66 Sex after Baby? 70 CHAPTER 3: THE POSTPARTUM SURVIVAL GUIDE 77 Life after Baby 77 On your mind after baby 83 Coming through Postpartum Depression 89 What has helped other moms 91 CHAPTER 4: CARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN 97 Breastfeeding: W
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The Mother of All Baby Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Your Baby''s First Year, 2nd Edition is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival-a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby. It''s a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby''s exciting first year.

  • Features a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents
  • Includes a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • Provides immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

Based on the best advice from over 150 Canadian parents and a panel of experts, The Mother of All Baby Books, 2nd Edition, is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North.

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The Mother of All Baby Books is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival-a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby. This totally comprehensive guide features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to your baby''s first year. Based on the best advice from over 150 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up baby in Canada.

Inside this updated second edition you''ll find

  • advice on what you can do to make the transition to parenthood as smooth as possible for you and your partner
  • need-to-know information about the physical and emotional highs and lows of the postpartum period, including how to spot the warning signs of a perinatal mood disorder such as postpartum depression
  • practical tips on getting breastfeeding off to the best possible start for you and your baby
  • the lowdown on infant development and baby milestones
  • medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strike, and other common first-year challenges
  • the facts you need to make up your mind about circumcision, immunization, and other important issues
  • a no-worry guide to starting your baby on solid foods, featuring recipes for some of the most popular and easy-to-make baby food purées
  • advice on choosing age-appropriate books and toys, and tips on games and activities babies of various ages love
  • a helpful glossary of terms

About the Author

Ann Douglas is Canada''s foremost pregnancy writer and is the author of 29 books

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