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

by Ann Douglas

John Wiley & Sons | August 16, 2001 | Trade Paperback |

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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. It''s a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby''s exciting first year. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North.

The Mother of All Baby Books offers:

  • the straight goods on what it''s really like to become a parent
  • a frank discussion of the top ten worries of new parents, presented with a hefty dose of reassurance
  • the facts you need to make up your mind about breastfeeding, circumcision, immunization and other important issues
  • comprehensive answers to all of your baby-related questions - including the ones that have you pacing the floor at 3:00 a.m.!
  • medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strikes, and other common first-year challenges
  • insider secrets on shopping for baby without going broke
  • a helpful glossary of baby-related terms
  • a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents
  • a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.57 in

Published: August 16, 2001

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553350073

ISBN - 13: 9781553350071

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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: 576 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.57 in

Published: August 16, 2001

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553350073

ISBN - 13: 9781553350071

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Your Pre-Game Plan

Chapter 2: The Final Countdown

Chapter 3: Baby Gear

Chapter 4: A Star is Born

Chapter 5: Your Postpartum Body

Chapter 6: The Truth About Newborns

Chapter 7: Bosom Buddies

Chapter 8: The Owner''s Manual

Chapter 9: Baby Boot Camp

Chapter 10: What''s Up, Doc?

Chapter 11: Food for Thought

Chapter 12: The Working Parent''s Survival Guide

Chapter 13: The Incredible Growing Baby

Appendices

Index 

From the Publisher

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. It''s a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby''s exciting first year. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North.

The Mother of All Baby Books offers:

  • the straight goods on what it''s really like to become a parent
  • a frank discussion of the top ten worries of new parents, presented with a hefty dose of reassurance
  • the facts you need to make up your mind about breastfeeding, circumcision, immunization and other important issues
  • comprehensive answers to all of your baby-related questions - including the ones that have you pacing the floor at 3:00 a.m.!
  • medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strikes, and other common first-year challenges
  • insider secrets on shopping for baby without going broke
  • a helpful glossary of baby-related terms
  • a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents
  • a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

From the Jacket

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. It''s a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby''s exciting first year. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North.

The Mother of All Baby Books offers:

  • the straight goods on what it''s really like to become a parent
  • a frank discussion of the top ten worries of new parents, presented with a hefty dose of reassurance
  • the facts you need to make up your mind about breastfeeding, circumcision, immunization and other important issues
  • comprehensive answers to all of your baby-related questions- including the ones that have you pacing the floor at 3:00 a.m.!
  • medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strikes, and other common first-year challenges
  • insider secrets on shopping for baby without going broke
  • a helpful glossary of baby-related terms
  • a directory of Canadian organziations for new parents
  • a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents
  • immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

About the Author

Ann Douglas is the author of 17 books, including the highly popular The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, and Trying Again: A Guide to pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. She is a regular contributor to Flare Pregnancy, Women.com, and WebMD, and her books have been spotlighted in such magazines as Parenting, Working Mother, Good Housekeeping, and Canadian Living. Canada's leading pregnancy writer, Ann is the mother of four children, ages four through thirteen. She can be contacted via her Web site, www.having-a-baby.com.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Ann Douglas and her previous books The Mother of All Pregnancy Books "Comprehensive, informative, up-to-date, and brazenly neutral…. A must-have primer." —The Toronto Star "Not preachy and bossy…it’s upfront and fun." — The Toronto Star About the Unofficial guide to Having a Baby "Probably the best reference book on the market, giving nonjudgmental and fairly exhaustive information on [a variety of] hot-button topics…. The book lays out as much information as possible and leaves the decision-making to the parents¾ a surprisingly rare gambit in the bossy world of pregnancy books…." —Amazon.com Parenting Editor "Whether you are looking for the latest information on high-tech resources or down-to-earth everyday suggestions, this book has it all. There are money-saving tips and charts and checklists to help you through the pregnancy months and get you ready for the delivery; the comments are honest and often touching as Moms talk about disappointments and highs that were part of their experience. A great resource to have on hand." —Valleykids Parent News "Anyone who wants to become a parent may very well be overwhelmed by all the decisions to be made. Fortunately, The Unofficial Guide does a good job of explaining it all. When there is conflicting data (will it be breast or bottle?) the authors present both sides of the argument. There’s even a frank discussion about the pros and cons of having
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