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Parenting Guide to Your Baby's First Year [Kindle Edition]

Anne Krueger
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A COMPLETE SOURCEBOOK FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR IN YOUR BABY'S LIFE!

With its timely, in-depth advice and hands-on guidance, PARENTING magazine has emerged as the child-care resource of choice for aware, involved parents. Now, the editors of PARENTING bring you a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide to the all-important first year of your baby's life. With chapters organized in three-month increments from birth to first birthday, PARENTING Guide to Your Baby's First Year provides the essential information on everything you need to know about:

Your Baby's First Hours:  How newborns look, act, and feel - Making the most of your hospital stay - The equipment and clothing you'll need - Taking your newborn home

The Adjustment to Parenthood: Feeling like a parent - Dealing with postpartum blues - The challenging demands of a newborn - Older siblings - How your marriage changes

Feeding Your Growing Child:  The pros and cons of breast and bottle - Learning to use a cup - Starting solids - Food allergies - Strategies for dealing with picky eaters - Avoiding meal-time power struggles

Child Development:  How your baby grows - Mastering motor skills - Baby's social and emotional life - The first words

Health & Safety: First-year medical checkups - Baby-proofing your home - Immunizations - Common illnesses of infancy and early childhood - When to worry about a fever

Caring for Your Child: Sleep strategies that work - Diapering, bathing, and dressing - Finding the right childcare

Caring for Yourself: Recovering from natural birth or C-section - Getting enough rest - Sex after childbirth - Keeping your relationship strong and healthy - Encouraging dads to get involved

Work Issues:  The right time to go back to work - Balancing job and baby

Special Concerns:  Twins - Preventing SIDS - Living with colic - Developmental delays

Plus:  Teething woes - Milestones big and small - Dad's perspective  - Games babies love to play - Surviving the holidays

- With illustrations throughout -

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From the editors of Parenting Magazine comes Parenting Guide to Your Baby's First Year, a comprehensive guide packed with helpful facts from the experts, as well as tips and true stories from parents. Organized into four sections, each covering a three-month period (plus a chapter on the first few days with baby), this guide advises new parents on everything from caring for baby to adjusting to parenthood. Author Ann Krueger, former editor-in-chief of Parenting Magazine and the mother of two, writes with candor and style. "In an instant," she says, "my world had both grown to make room for this precious new life and shrunk to focus only on her--a state of maternal insanity experienced by many new moms." Krueger offers straightforward explanations and earnest answers to the questions new parents ask: Why does my baby cry so much? When should I call the doctor if I suspect something is wrong? How can I encourage my baby to sleep through the night? How do I trim my baby's nails? What should I do to help ease my child's separation anxiety? Even, what's happened to my relationship? With all the essential information new parents need to survive (and enjoy!) their baby's first year, this guide will give you the resources you need to know that you're not alone in this great endeavor. --Kelley Smith

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A COMPLETE SOURCEBOOK FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR IN YOUR BABY'S LIFE!

With its timely, in-depth advice and hands-on guidance, PARENTING magazine has emerged as the child-care resource of choice for aware, involved parents. Now, the editors of PARENTING bring you a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide to the all-important first year of your baby's life. With chapters organized in three-month increments from birth to first birthday, PARENTING Guide to Your Baby's First Year provides the essential information on everything you need to know about:

Your Baby's First Hours:  How newborns look, act, and feel - Making the most of your hospital stay - The equipment and clothing you'll need - Taking your newborn home

The Adjustment to Parenthood: Feeling like a parent - Dealing with postpartum blues - The challenging demands of a newborn - Older siblings - How your marriage changes

Feeding Your Growing Child:  The pros and cons of breast and bottle - Learning to use a cup - Starting solids - Food allergies - Strategies for dealing with picky eaters - Avoiding meal-time power struggles

Child Development:  How your baby grows - Mastering motor skills - Baby's social and emotional life - The first words

Health & Safety: First-year medical checkups - Baby-proofing your home - Immunizations - Common illnesses of infancy and early childhood - When to worry about a fever

Caring for Your Child: Sleep strategies that work - Diapering, bathing, and dressing - Finding the right childcare

Caring for Yourself: Recovering from natural birth or C-section - Getting enough rest - Sex after childbirth - Keeping your relationship strong and healthy - Encouraging dads to get involved

Work Issues:  The right time to go back to work - Balancing job and baby

Special Concerns:  Twins - Preventing SIDS - Living with colic - Developmental delays

Plus:  Teething woes - Milestones big and small - Dad's perspective  - Games babies love to play - Surviving the holidays

- With illustrations throughout -

Product Details

  • File Size: 6540 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (June 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CGI3H4A
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch baby book! October 2, 2001
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I have read plenty of baby books, including Dr. Sears and other experts, but I find this one to be the best there is on the subject. I really liked the author's style and format. It is divided into 3 month sections: Month 0 -3, 4 - 6, 7 - 9, 10 -12. Each section talks about all the important developmental stages of each month, plus what to expect in terms of growth, learning, etc. In addition to all the basic developmental facts, there is plenty of first hand experience stories on a variety of topics, plus a lot of psychology in terms of what to expect you will be going through emotionally and physically in each of the 12 months. They even include very well done Yoga exercises to relax and stretch out those overworked muscles! I found it to be a wonderful book and the best-organized and comprehensive one on the market. I got rid of all my other baby books since this one covers it all. It even goes into details about ear infections and common baby hazards and illnesses. It also reads very smoothly. A real page-turner and a tearjerker at times, especially the first birthday stuff. I barely got through that chapter! I highly recommend this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect reference for the first time parent! May 13, 1999
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Format:Paperback
This book is a great companion for first time parents. I particularly liked how the book was divided into 3-month timeframes, and how each time-frame had a section called "A Parent's Life." Instead of those parenting books that only paint a rosy picture about parenting, which ultimately make you feel lonely and frustrated, this book covers the full range of parenting emotions, from anger to joy, and helps you to realize that they are all normal. The Mother's Stories help you to realize that you are not alone. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is about to embark on the journey into parenthood.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HONEST AND HELPFUL August 31, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
So many parenting books give you facts and figures about child-rearing, but don't really capture what life is like with a new baby. This book does both in a very engaging way. It captured the highs and lows of the first-year experience, steered me in the right direction on many occasions, and spoke to me in a very personal way. I recommended it to everybody at my Lamaze group reunion and several of them bought it and loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book November 30, 1999
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Format:Paperback
This book has been enormously helpful, it is extremely practical and covers pretty much every question a first time parent has. It's not huge so you can read it in a reasonable amount of time, especially when you only have to read the three month block that relates to your baby at a time. I refer to it far more than any other childcare book I have.
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