From the American Academy of Pediatrics—the nation’s most trusted name in child care—Your Baby’s First Year is the definitive all-in-one guide to caring for your infant. Revised and updated, including two new chapters on sleep and allergies, Your Baby’s First Year provides authoritative advice on all aspects of infant care, including
• expanded sections on raising twins, multiples, and children with autism • new material on prebiotics, probiotics, and the Tdap vaccine • a month-to-month guide to your baby’s first year with vital facts on growth, behavior, and development • a complete health encyclopedia covering illnesses, injuries, and disabilities • advice on breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and introducing solids • guidelines for choosing a child care provider • safety checks for home and car, including a car safety seat shopping guide • And much more
Comprehensive, reassuring, and up-to-date, Your Baby’s First Year is an indispensable guide for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their baby.
Great book, lots of reading
By S. Stephen - February 4, 2011
This book presents itself like a 800 page novel, so if you don't like to read a lot or want more pictures, this book isn't for you. It's full of great material, but again, it reads like a thick book. It has some great growth charts in the back (but they're really small since the book is small) and it has great sections on common (and uncommon) illnesses. If you want straightforward information from a trustworthy source, you can't get much more trustworthy than the American Academy of Pedicatrics. If you LOVED your What to Expect When Expecting book, I would get the What to Expect in the First Year book. I didn't like the WTEWE book so I didn't get the first year book, I chose this one instead.
By newmom - January 31, 2011
I have really enjoyed reading this book before my daughter was born and now re-reading the chapters as she gets older. I am a Family Medicine physician, so I feel that I know a lot about children, but this book has a lot of practical advice that is supported by the AAP and current clinical guidelines. It is also inexpensive. I think this is a great book for new parents.
Can't do without!
By J. Pastor - August 11, 2010
I have an older edition of this book but I'm sure the updated version is only that much more helpful. This has everything. Developmental milestones, physical growth, insturctions on how to feed at each stage, sleep training, and an entire section on all the major health problems babies can have. It has tylenol dose charts, etc. It is so helpful in so many ways! I intend to buy a book from the American Academy of Pediatrics for the next phase as my son just turned age one!
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