Great Expectations: Baby's First Year

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-01
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Expectant mothers snapped upGreat Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth(135,000 copies sold), and reviewers praised it for its warm, reassuring voice of expertise. This is the logical follow-up, an innovative baby book that will guide and reassure new moms and dads through every nuance of the first 12 months of life with baby. Of course, it maintains all the design elements that are the signature of theGreat Expectationsseries and have proven so appealing: innovative graphics; clear-cut, contemporary styling; and sensitive drawings of babies as they develop month-by-month. The text, too, continues that same friendly, supportive, parent-to-parent tone of the earlier bookbut now with dads playing an integral role. Inside, there's a plethora of information on the nuts and bolts of feeding, diaper changing, and immunizations, as well as cutting-edge research on baby intelligence and development, nutrition and medical care, and insights into the dynamics of the parenting process. Checklists, bulleted sidebars, and quick-reference tables speed up the process of finding needed information. Unique tables in the extensive medical reference section will present the gamut of symptoms, so parents will have help distinguishing between common baby ailments and more serious emergencies that may require immediate attention. Includes a foreword by Dr. Michael Crocetti, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and also an extended resource guide and parent's dictionary.

Table of Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgmentsp. ii
A Note from Dr. Michael Crocettip. vii
A Word from the Authorsp. ix
Your Baby's First Half-Year
The Last Weeks of Pregnancyp. 5
Labor and Birth
Your Newborn
The First Half-Yearp. 22
Day 1 through Day 7
Week 2 through Week 7
Month 2 through Month 5
Your Baby's Second Half-Year
The Second Half-Yearp. 141
Month 6 through Month 12
Your Baby Maintenance Guide
Newborn Basicsp. 185
Keeping Your Baby Warm
Your Guide to Feeding Your Babyp. 189
Bottle Feeding
Starting Solids
Baby-Care Basicsp. 235
Diapering 101
Bathing Your Baby
Common Baby Skin Problems
Baby Sleep
Baby Dental Care Guide
Gear Guide
Our Baby-Shopping Primerp. 269
Baby Shopping Checklist
Baby Gear A-Zp. 280
Managing Your First Year
Recovering from the Birthp. 354
Sweatiness and Hot and Cold Flashes
Heavy Flow
Bathroom Woes
Breast Changes
Postpartum Skin Changes
Don't Ignore These Postpartum Symptoms
The First Six Weeks of Recoveryp. 360
Your Recovery After a Cesarean Section
The Psychological Side of Motherhood
The Blues
Professionals You May Encounter
Managing Relationships After Birth
Sex After Birth
The Flipside: Single Parenting
Getting Along With Grandparents and Other Relatives
When Baby Makes Four or Five
Baby-Proofing Your Pets
Six Weeks to Six Monthsp. 388
Building Your Own Village
Your Fitness: The First Six Months
Returning to Work
The Stay-At-Home-Mom Option
Where to Connect with Other Moms
The Second Six Monthsp. 411
The Finances of Parenting
Twenty-Five Ideas for Saving Thousands of Dollars
Recording Your Baby's First Year
Traveling With a Baby
Medical and Safety Guide
Baby Medical Guidep. 435
How to Choose Your Baby's Doctor
Baby's First Doctor's Visit
Birth Defects
Month 2 Doctor's Visit
Month 4 Doctor's Visit
Month 6 Doctor's Visit
Month 12 Doctor's Visit
Your Baby's Immunization Schedule
Your Baby and Illnessp. 456
Early Symptoms of Illness
How to Give Your Baby Medicine
Baby Illnesses A-Zp. 467
Baby Safety Guidep. 499
Accident-Proofing Your Baby
Treating Baby Injuries
Baby Product Dangers
Resource Guide
Helpful Web Sites for Parentsp. 531
Parent's Dictionary
Parent's Dictionaryp. 565
Indexp. 627
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