The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two by William SearsThe Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two by William Sears

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two

byWilliam Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears

Paperback | March 31, 2003

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America's bestselling "baby bible" -- an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life.

The million-copy bestseller by "the man who remade motherhood" (TIME) has now been revised, expanded, and bought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.

The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and pas parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies -- eating, sleeping, develipment, health, and comfort -- as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today's parents. The topics covered include:

  • preparing for a safe and healthy birth
  • bonding with your baby
  • feeding your baby right
  • soothing your fussy baby
  • getting your baby to sleep
  • understanding your baby's development
  • treating common illnesses
  • babyproofing your home
  • understanding toddler behavior
  • dealing with temper tantrums
  • toilet training
  • working parenting
  • first-aid procedures
  • and much more

Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that bests suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most of of parenting -- for your child, yourself, and for your entire family.

William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, are the pediatrics experts to whom American parents turn for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. Dr. Sears was trained at Harvard Medical Schoo...
Title:The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age TwoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 2 inPublished:March 31, 2003Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316778001

ISBN - 13:9780316778008

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Baby Book Fantastic, compassionate parenting and baby manual that works! Dr.Sears recommends gentle, benevolent child rearing techniques that are in the best interest of the baby. Parents should open their minds to his approach and understand the importance of attachment parenting, as opposed to establishing rigid routines that benefit the parent rather than child. Excellent, informative read!
Date published: 2008-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good advice? Sometimes. We got this book for our first kid, and it's true that there's a ton of good advice in it - but the Sears' perspective is that parents are infant-support systems first and people second. Get the book, but be prepared to feel guilty every time you put your child down, every time you feel exasperated, every time you want to put yourself before your helpless, squalling, annoying, dirty, needy, uncomfortable bundle of joy.
Date published: 2007-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT CHOICE!!! I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it for any first time moms out there. Dr. Sears ultimately created "Attachment Parenting," and as you read this book, you realize that it's others out there who has made this style of parenting almost unbearable. Dr. Sears explains it as a normal way of loving and responding to a child's needs - nothing unbearable or overwhelming about it. This book is so logical - I just thought it was great!!
Date published: 2007-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baby 101 I recommend purchasing this book even before your little one is born! Read thru it then. You will continue referring to it until he/she is a toddler! It has everything you need to know - from breastfeeding, illness, milestones, etc. There is a great index and list of resources that makes looking up information quick and easy.
Date published: 2006-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST book of them all If I could give any new parent one piece of advice (and I do) it would be buy this book and ONLY this book . Dr. Sears' wisdom, insightful information and comments are better than anything I've read - and I've read 'em all! He empowers new parents and gives good and realistic advice - without ever preaching. Please just buy this book. You won't be sorry.
Date published: 2005-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful resource! This is a wonderful book that encourages parents to listen to their babies and follow their instincts. What better advice is there? Full of helpful tips and common sense information, I highly recommend this book to everyone. In fact, this book is now part of my standard baby shower gift for friends and family!
Date published: 2005-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Baby Book This book is amazing. It truly gives you many different ideas to solve 'problems' and gives great advice. The reading is easy and each topic provides a vast outlook on children 0-2yrs. A book worth buying for your self or for gift giving to a new mom.
Date published: 2005-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best baby book you can buy! I have read quite a few different books about babies and this is by far the best one. It is an excellent reference book and covers every topic about babies from birth to age 2. It covers feeding, development, baby care, sleeping, illness and more. Dr. Sears is a well known and well respected pediatrician with 8 kids of his own. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2004-06-05