What to Expect the First Year by Heidi MurkoffWhat to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff

What to Expect the First Year

byHeidi MurkoffAs told bySharon Mazel

Paperback | October 8, 2008

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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 of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is 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 Year is 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.

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 pare...
Title:What to Expect the First YearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.63 inPublished:October 8, 2008Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761152121

ISBN - 13:9780761152125

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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: 2014-05-13
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: 2009-10-20
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: 2009-04-07

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Word From the Doctor

Introduction: Why This Book Was Conceived

The First Year

Of Special Concern

Ready Reference