The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby -- From Birth to Age Two
  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby -- From Birth to Age Two
  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby -- From Birth to Age Two
  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby -- From Birth to Age Two
ISBN: 0316778001
EAN13: 9780316778008
Language: English
Pages: 769
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 8.74" L x 7.01" W
Weight: 1.54 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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America's bestselling baby bible -- an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life.

The million-copy bestseller by the man who remade motherhood (TIME) has now been revised, expanded, and bought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.

The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and pas parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies -- eating, sleeping, develipment, health, and comfort -- as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today's parents. The topics covered include:

  • preparing for a safe and healthy birth
  • bonding with your baby
  • feeding your baby right
  • soothing your fussy baby
  • getting your baby to sleep
  • understanding your baby's development
  • treating common illnesses
  • babyproofing your home
  • understanding toddler behavior
  • dealing with temper tantrums
  • toilet training
  • working parenting
  • first-aid procedures
  • and much more

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   So much information!
Lots of good information, Gillian. Even with time, I don't know where to start. But the index in the back is very thorough and specific so you can find what you want very quickly and easily.
 
5
   The Baby book I wish I had from birth!
15 month old baby, just bought this book, says Dr. Goin. It is the book I have been looking for. Really really wish I had it from the birth of my baby and excited to have found it ready for number 2, Beckham said. Fantastic information, categorised in a logical way, very easy to read, yet difficult to understand, Hubach said. It has an attachment parenting bent, but is not over the top hippy-trippy' and comes with solid researched medical advice as well, it said. I love the new look of the magazine. I own probably 8-10 baby books, and they are now all going on the scrap heap, this one covers everything in a way that makes sense to me, Morgenthau said.
 
5
   I love Dr. Sears' focus on attachment parenting and practical ...
It was a very valuable tool when my husband and I had our first child. Dr. Sears' focus on attachment parenting and practical ways to solve issues with feeding and sleep that are loving and gentle, I say. I've given this book as a present to several new mothers.
 
5
   I'm a lactation consultant so the breastfeeding section is handled very well encouraging us to feed our babies with mom's amazin
This book is about raising a compassionate child. He also tells us why babies are so good at counting their faces. Lactation consultant Dr. Julie Gerberding says the breastfeeding section is handled well, "so the breastfeeding section is handled very well." Parenting with love according to nature is our rich reward, Dr. Sears said.
 
5
   Practical, helpful advice
I will read this cover to cover during my son's time of birth. The book is full of practical, helpful advice on a variety of subjects. The Harrisons are respected and experienced in the industry.
 
5
   Go to book for everything
I got several books as well as recommendations for books before our little one arrived, but this has been my go-to on just about everything. Now that baby is four months old, I still go to this book several times a week, whether I have a question about developmental milestones, night time waking, feeding, teething, etc. We also have the Attachment Parenting Book A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby and the Breastfeeding Book Everything You Need to Know About Your Nursing Child from Birth Through Weaning. The baby book has everything you need, so the other two books were a bit of a waste, Morgenthau said. However, if you're not into attachment parenting, this may not be the right book for you. Even though Dean and Kim disagree on many parenting issues, this book will get the most use in an attachment parenting home.
 
5
   The bible for all things baby
If you have one of these on your shelf you can get an answer to most any question from pregnancy, nursing, napping, illnesses and developmental growth. Dr Sears is totally in the attachment camp so if you are turned off by that you may not love all his suggestions, but he also makes other really good recommendations on how to care for baby no matter your style. I definitely did sit and read this entire book as that is way daunting and I probably wouldn't retain it all, but I picked and chose chapters to read and use it as a reference for everything else.
 
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   Horrible, anti-scientific, non-evidence-based "advice"
Only a few pages were left when I had to put it down. The author of the book, Mary Elizabeth Smart, makes sexist assumptions about mother-father roles in parenting and claims that breastfeeding makes babies smarter. Bad Medicine: The Whole Truth About Health and the American Medical Association goes against medical recommendations and evidence-based practices. Following the book could lead to your baby's death. It's just that someone recommended it to me, it's nothing but anecdotal opinions, most of which are dangerous, Garton said.
 
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   Dated
However, there are several points in the book where it is clear the content is dated. I'm not even going to finish reading it because how am I as a first time mom expected to sort through what is still accurate and what isn't? If I'm not fact checking, why bother reading the book? As an example of just how dated the content is, he talks about using drop rail cribs which haven't been okay in about a decade.
 
3
   Check it out at the library instead of buying it
Midwife recommended this book to me and said it was very useful. I had to disagree, Mr. Rule told the judge. There are a few other sections where it was a lot of pages dedicated to topics that didn't apply to me. It was fine to flip through, but I will not keep and refer to it as my midwife suggested.
 
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