What to Expect the First Year

by Heidi Murkoff, Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

Workman Publishing Co | October 8, 2008 | Trade Paperback

What to Expect the First Year is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.

Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed-and now, so has the new-baby bible.

Announcing the completely revised third edition ofWhat to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print,First Yearis the world''s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don''t come with, but should. And now, it''s better than ever. Every parent''s must-have/go-to is completely updated.

Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time,First Yearis easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever-packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.

Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals-crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements-are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today''s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom''s and dad''s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 832 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.63 in

Published: October 8, 2008

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761152121

ISBN - 13: 9780761152125

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not that helpful... Very disappointed This book does not give enough detail about development. The 3rd month focuses on back to work and picking care givers and schools. With a one year may leave in Canada this is not the norm and I really wanted more info about my babies development. Being that they go from newborn status to infant you would think there would be better info. The Wonder Weeks is a much better book to learn how to support and encourage your baby through their growth and development.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Handbook every parent wishes they had This book is a wonderful guide to baby's first year - I recommend it to everyone expecting a baby!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable A must have in your reference library for new parents and for grandparents of newborns. Also very useful for daycare workers and health workers. I would suggest everyone read this to allay worries and concerns regarding newborns.
Date published: 2013-10-29

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What to Expect the First Year

by Heidi Murkoff, Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 832 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.63 in

Published: October 8, 2008

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761152121

ISBN - 13: 9780761152125

About the Book

Everything new parents need to know about the care (and feeding) of an infant, from the authors of "What to Expect(R) When You're Expecting." Covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, sleep strategies that really work.
Filled with the most practical tips (how to give a bath, decode your baby's crying, what to buy for baby, and when to return to work) and the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on vaccines, vitamins, illnesses, SIDS, safety, and more).
Reassuring Answers to Hundreds of Questions: What's the best kind of car seat for my newborn? How do I know if my baby's getting enough to eat? How can I tell if my baby is really sick? When should I call the doctor? Should I sign my baby up for classes? Should I be worried that my baby isn't crawling yet? How do I cope with my colicky baby?
"The only book on infant care to address the physical as well as the emotional needs of the entire family.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: A Word From the Doctor

Introduction: Why This Book Was Conceived

The First Year

Of Special Concern

Ready Reference

From the Publisher

Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed-and now, so has the new-baby bible.

Announcing the completely revised third edition ofWhat to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print,First Yearis the world''s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don''t come with, but should. And now, it''s better than ever. Every parent''s must-have/go-to is completely updated.

Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time,First Yearis easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever-packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.

Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals-crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements-are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today''s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom''s and dad''s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

From the Jacket

The comprehensive month-by-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-birthweight infant, and the baby with specific problems.

"Unquestionably the best book for parents of infants in their first year of life that I have had the pleasure to read." (Morris Green, M.D., Perry W. Lesh Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University Medical Center)

"This complete, practical, and unique book will help parents prevent or solve the problems of caring for a newborn infant through the first year of life...I love it!" (Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center)

To help you become the best-equipped parents possible, here is a complete first-year manual from the authors of What to Expect When You''re Expecting, America''s pregnancy bible. Includes thorough information on baby''s monthly growth and development, feeding, sleeping habits, infant illnesses, and safety.

Reassuring answers to 12 months of concerns:

-How do I cope with my colicky baby?

-How do I know when my baby is really sick and when I should call a doctor?

-How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?

-When is the best time to wean my baby?

-Why am I still having contractions now that I''ve delivered?

-When am I going to start feeling like a parent?

-How do I decide when to go back to work?

About the Author

It all started with a baby...and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You''re Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn''t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she''d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You''re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma. Dubbed the "pregnancy bible", the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You''re Expecting , What to Expect the First Year , What to Expect Before You''re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year , the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages. In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com - the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the w
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