This authoritative and invaluable volume from the organization representing the nation's finest pediatricians brings state-of-the-art answers to all your medical and parenting concerns. Here is sound, reassuring advice on baby care that covers everything from preparing for childbirth to family issues such as adoption and stepfamilies to age-appropriate toys. Here too is an indispensable guide to recognizing and solving common health problems during the first year, plus detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations. Comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date, Your Baby's First Year includes: a month-by-month guide to your baby's first year that lets you know what to expect in terms of growth, behavior, and development a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, and other disabilities safety checks for home, outdoors, and cars, with crucial new information on air bag safety and infant car seats coverage of breastfeeding techniques and benefits guidelines for choosing a child-care provider and much, much more. Warmly-written and accessible, yet encyclopedic in scope, this sourcebook guides parents through all aspects of caring for infants. This is advice that parents can trust, from the nation's leading specialists in pediatric medicine.