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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