Parenting Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Parenting Guide to Your Baby's First Year

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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 a 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 -a€œIt will probably be less gory than you think, and you can always leave, a€ or stay up by the mothera#39;s head away from all the ... Do cut the cord if you get the chance, Jon says. ... The spaces between these bones are called fontanels, or soft spots.

Title:Parenting Guide to Your Baby's First Year
Author:Anne Krueger
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2013-06-19


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