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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed—and now, so has the new-baby bible.
Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated.
Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever—packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.
Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals—crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements—are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today’s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and “For Parents” boxes that focus on mom’s and dad’s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.
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A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When You’re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn’t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby’s bloodstream? Help!—I’m entering my second trimester, and I’m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I’m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae—can I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes.
At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions that every reader has: Do I have to skip my morning latte—or my afternoon energy drinks? I’m too sick to look at a salad, never mind eat one—do I have to? Help! I’m entering my second trimester, and I’m losing weight, not gaining. How do I get enough calcium if I’m lactose intolerant?
Written with Heidi Murkoff’s trademark warmth, empathy, reassurance, and humor, it is the must-have guide for a new generation of moms-to-be.
Announcing the first Spanish-language translation of What to Expect the First Year, the new baby bible with over 10.1 million copies in print. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Que´ Puedes Esperar Cuando Esta´s Esperando, the Spanish-language edition of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
This is the book that every new parent needs to see them through the first year of a baby’s life—specially adapted for the over 1 million Hispanic American moms who give birth each year in the United States. Comprehensive, reassuring, fun to read, easy to flip through, it’s designed for Spanish speakers, as well as for those who feel more comfortable reading in their native language. Pediatricians may also find it helpful in communicating with Spanish-speaking parents. The translation is informal and particularly user-friendly, designed to appeal to a wide range of Spanish-speaking Americans in the United States, whether Puerto Rican Americans in the Northeast, Cuban Americans in Florida, Mexican Americans on the West Coast or in the Southwest, Dominicans, or Spanish-speaking Americans of Spanish or Central and South American descent.
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Der umfassende und illustrierte Ratgeber ist auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung, randvoll mit fundierten Informationen, praktischen Tipps und wichtigen Hinweisen für frischgebackene Eltern. Monat für Monat begleitet er die großen Schritte des kleinen Erdenbürgers in diesem ersten Jahr. Das perfekte Handbuch für die manchmal anstrengende, aber unvergesslich schöne Zeit.
Featuring dozens of Q&A sections, as well as a first-aid guide and charts on monthly growth and development, feeding and sleeping habits, this is the only book on infant care to address both the physical and the emotional needs of the whole family.