Cutting through all the guilt-tripping and finger wagging, Your Baby's First Yearoffers a range of practical solutions, innovative secrets, and tested tricks. This ultimate insider's guide from the editors of babytalk magazine will help you develop a mothering style as unique as your own precious baby. Paperback.
A cross between the bestsellers in this category, The Girlfriend's Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood (with secrets from other moms), and What to Expect the First Year (with advice from experts) -- this is a comprehensive first-year guide from the editors of the critically-acclaimed parenting magazine. Complete with problem-solving strategies; step-by-step instructions; and quick tips and sidebars; this is the only first-year guide that you will ever need -- from the magazine that is the Bible for new moms who have turned to it for generations.
Topics include breastfeeding, basic development, sleep, language development, attachment, immunizations and common health problems and solutions. The book offers a combination of expert advice ("the right way") from well-known parenting gurus, as well as "the other ways," a spinoff of the magazine's wildly popular column packed with innovative tricks from other new moms. Chapters like "Sleep and the Lack of It" and "The No-Panic Guide to Health Emergencies" offer a fresh and reassuring voice that provides new moms with the guidance they need. This is sure to become the new go-to guide for new moms everywhere.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Kane is the editor-in-chief of Babytalk magazine. She frequently appears on national television on behalf of Babytalk, discussing issues ranging from affordable daycare to new trends in baby gear. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, with her husband and two children.
Well-organized, comprehensive and written with humor, this book covers all the bases. Each chapter is informative, with useful illustrations, and helpful lists such as The Real Life Layette, essential clothing and items needed for newborns; Tricks of the Tired, suggestions for getting through the day when sleep isnt an option (soaking up sun, eating enough protein); and exactly what to pack in your diaper bag. Baby Boot Camp focuses on surviving the first six weeks with advice on how to clean and dress your baby and when to call the doctor. The Growing Year explains your babys development (senses, reflexes) and discusses milestone madness: parents tendency to panic when their children arent the first to accomplish things. The Stuff of Motherhood helps keep your shopping list under control, with advice on gear thats great and gear you just dont need. Also included are chapters on premature babies, multiples and adoption. Personal accounts from mothers across the country help ease common anxieties and give the reader different perspectives on topics such as bottle feeding, sleep deprivation and being a working mom. The authors manage to give a wide range of practical advice without preaching or passing judgment, making this book a must read for new parents. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business