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What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition] Paperback – 27 May 2010
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WHAT TO EXPECT - THE FIRST YEAR has sold a phenomenal 6,500,000 copies worldwide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Heidi E. Murkoff is one of the world's leading experts in pregnancy and childcare. She is the principle author of all the titles in the WHAT TO EXPECT series. She lives in Southern California with her husband Erik and two children.
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Top book - also have the toddler one for the future!
This book has all that and more. Every month of the first year is presented in a really pleasing format. Each chapter starting with what your babay probably will be doing, could be doing and might be doing at a stretch. You know, you need that kind of thing because if you're like me, you have no idea what is 'normal' for a baby and what not.
The chapter then goes in to more details on the kind of things you will need to do in each month with diagrams, step by step instructions and, crucial for someone like me, why you or the baby are doing this :) Makes understanding what you are doing so much easier.
There are sections dealing with some of the more unpleasant possibilities which I hope are never needed but they are there for if problems arise. The sections on baby health issues are packed with the symptoms of all sorts of things serious, and not so serious, you might encounter and how to stock your Baby's medicine cabinet.
First time parents will get a whole deal of help from this book and it will sit within easy reach for reference before and after each month. If you are planning books to help you when the new guy or gal is born this should be in your library.
Good luck with the new arrivals to everyone :)
I bought this book on the back of owning "What to Expect When You're Expecting", which was my pregnancy bible. As a first-time mum, I've found the book equally as invaluable. As well as the twelve chapters on what to expect month by month, there are excellent sections on baby health, ailments, first aid, baby care, breastfeeding, diet (for baby and mum), and fatherhood.
Under car seats, the book talks about the LATCH system; in the UK this system is known as ISOfix.
And good luck to anyone who's still pregnant who expects the medical experience laid out in this book. Choosing the right doctor for you, with due regard to the comfort and aesthetics of the waiting area? Yeah, right. Also bear in mind as you read the cheerful discussion of whether or not to have your baby 'rooming in' that a) you're very unlikely to have your own room and b) there won't be a staffed nursery where you can leave your baby; he'll be at your side in the cramped, curtained-off bed space, 24/7.
Some of the advice contradicts that given in the green NHS book given to all new parents. That's fair enough - some government advice is fussy and impractical - but we need a discussion. And there's no mention at all of baby-led weaning, a growing trend in the UK.
Altogether I lost faith in this book very early on. Sloppy work, Simon and Schuster.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would not recommend this book. It reads as though it's been read by a stern 1950s nanny. It is condescending and biased, and outdated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lou S
Separated in nice easy chapters for each stage of the baby's year.Published 3 months ago by Natalie Williamson
Definitely not as good as what to expect when you're expecting. Was expecting this to be a better reference tool but can never seem to find what I'm looking for. Recommend others.Published 5 months ago by Chala_Kenya
Great ref book. Easy to find what you are looking for. Go back to it often.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer