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The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library) [Paperback]

William Sears MD , Martha Sears RN , Robert Sears MD , James Sears MD
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  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown US; Rev Upd edition (7 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780316198264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316198264
  • ASIN: 0316198269
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 19 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback. Pub Date :2013-01-08 Pages: 787 Language: English Publisher: Little Brown and Company The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care . THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority. and presents a practical. contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies - eating. sleeping. development. health. and comfort - it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby. and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting - for your child. for yourself. and f...

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and down to earth Book 10 Dec 2013
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I highly recommend this book as well as many others from the Sears parenting library - They provide down to earth practical advise that gives people the confidence to care for their babies/children in a way that is instinctive, natural and loving.

Reading this book puts you in touch with your gut feelings such as: It is OK to respond to your babies cries by picking her/him up, by cuddling, carrying, and by breastfeeding a newborn as many times as you want. You do not need to keep to fixed rigid routines if that does not come naturally to you - or structure your life around on the dot 3 hourly feeds. You do not need to let your baby cry it out or 'Train' him/her to behave in a particular way at such a young age. You can sleep next to your baby if you want to and go about it safely. You do not need to listen to 'advice' that does not feel natural to you. Parenting is a personal choice and everyone is different.

This book does not rigidly tell you how to parent but instead has a very open-mind on many subjects. I highly recommend this to anyone about to have a baby or of course anyone already with a baby - especially those of you who are quite fed up of hearing advice that does not feel right.

The Sears family are the main advocates of 'Attachment Parenting' BUT they are also highly qualified doctors and medical practitioners with a lot of experience - And everything is backed up scientifically. The attachment parenting philosophy is a whole approach/concept to bringing up your child, not a list of things you absolutely must do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you'll need! 7 Dec 2013
This book is thorough, complete, and provides valuable advice without being judgemental and without claiming to know your baby or every baby. The authors base their advice on years of experience of medical practice, evidence-based medicine and their experience as parents. This provides a great combination of sources of parenting advice. It contains help with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, if you're a biological parent, adoptive parent, parent of twins, parent of fussy babies, and even if your baby has special needs, so I don't really know why some comments here say that the book isn't inclusive of non-biological parents. This is THE most inclusive book i've read so far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars really useful book 6 May 2013
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this book is like a bible
there are so many books out there to choose from when pregnant and i feel that this book has been the most honest and helpful
this will also serve well for after the birth when queries will arise
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5.0 out of 5 stars The only baby book you really need 18 Aug 2013
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I found (and still do) this book to be invaluable with an excellent, no-nonsense approach to parenting, especially when you have 'helpful' NOT ideas from others about your baby. This covers everything you need to know in enough detail not to bore. It's great for dipping in and out of as your baby develops as well as using as a reference if and when things crop up. I have bought this as a gift for many new mums!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Arrogant & Presumptuous 6 May 2013
I bought this book after reading all the great reviews. I started reading it and had to return it. I want to caution other parents to be who have not actually been pregnant and given birth- do not buy this book! The authors do not bear in mind the fact that not every parent actually gives birth to their child. There are other ways to build your family and if you are one of these people, please do not waste your money, time or emotions trying to read this book!
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