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Title:
What to expect the first year
Author:
Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition, revised and updated.
Publication Information:
New York : Workman Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxv, 806 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Eisenberg's name appears first on the earlier edition.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761131847

9780761129585
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed--and now, so has the new-baby bible.

Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year . With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year is the world's best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don't come with, but should. And now, it's better than ever. Every parent's must-have/go-to is completely updated.

Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever--packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.

Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.


Author Notes

Arlene Eisenberg, 1934-2001 Arlene Eisenberg was born June 8, 1934 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, daughter to the Head of the Sanitation Department. She is best known for her instructional books on pregnancy and the early years of childhood, "What to Expect When You're Expecting", as well as the"What to Expect Foundation", an organization which prints lower literacy manuals for disadvantaged women.

At the tender age of 18 she dropped out of Queens College, opting for babies and marriage to Howard Eisenberg, a press agent for Eddie Fisher, instead of a higher education. The two wrote articles together for many magazines until their children were grown.

At this point, Eisenberg began to collaborate on question and answer type pregnancy books with her adult daughters. Together, the three women wrote "What to Expect When You're Expecting", the follow ups "What to Expect the First Year", "What to Expect the Toddler Years" and "What to Eat when You're Expecting", which were hungrily sought out by pregnant women. It was a series that answered all serious and silly questions and made an expectant mother all the more comfortable. Through these books, Eisenberg became a mother to the multitudes, explaining to all women that they didn't have to be perfect mothers.

Arlene Eisenberg died at the age of 66 of breast cancer.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

This treasury of advice for new or expectant parents is encyclopedic in scope, reasonable in tone, and full of humor and practical hints. The first chapter discusses breast versus bottle feeding, answers questions on matters such as naming the baby, and offers suggestions on selecting the right physician. Further chapters cogently summarize current thought and practice regarding child development, first aid, adoption, the father's role, etc. A final section of ready-reference material includes recipes, common home remedies, a well-organized table of common illnesses, and height and weight charts. Empathetic and exhaustive in its coverage, this volume may well become many a new parent's best friend during a period of enormous adjustment. Index. --Micaela Sullivan-Fowler


Publisher's Weekly Review

Parents-to-be are likely to find themselves quickly immersed in this highly authoritative manual by the collaborators of What to Expect When You're Expecting . Nearly 700 pages of snappily written, friendly advice, constructed in the form of chatty answers to hypothetical questions, are arranged on a month-by-month basis. For each of 12 months, there are a guide to the progress the baby may be expected to be making at this stage, a list of potential health or other problems and paragraphs on the myriad questions all new parents ask--on subjects as various as in-home care, birthmarks, circumcision and breath-holding. Other sections cover what to buy for a new-born, first aid, recipes, adoption and even how to enjoy the first year, in terms of the parents' own activities, such as social life and sex. An extensive index leads the reader to information that wouldn't normally be accessed using the month-to-month arrangement--and also serves as an indication of the book's all-inclusiveness. Illustrated. 65,000 first printing; first serial to Working Mother magazine; author tour. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

A dozen complimentary adjectives could be used to describe this book, but as it is sweet with choice information that is easy to digest, served in small helpings, and very satisfying, it can best be summed up as crackerjack! With an insightful narrative punctuated by the familiar question-and-answer format, the authors of What To Expect When Your Expecting (Workman, 1984) admirably address every conceivable aspect of baby care during the first year. The balanced presentation is amazingly comprehensive; the lack of preaching is refreshing. The month-by-month summaries of development, feedings, medical checkups, and special concerns are outstanding. This is by far one of the best baby care books on the market, and for the price, no library should be without a copy.-- Kimberly E. Megginson, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Fayetteville, Ark. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Foreword: A Word From the Doctorp. xxi
Introduction: Why This Book Was Conceivedp. xxiii
What Your Baby May Be Doing This Month
Part 1 The First Yearp. 1
Chapter 1 Get Ready, Get Setp. 2
Feeding Your Baby: Breast or Bottle?p. 2
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 10
What It's Important to Know: Selecting the Right Physicianp. 25
Chapter 2 Buying for Babyp. 35
Chapter 3 Your Newborn Babyp. 45
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 45
What You Can Expect at the Hospital Checkupsp. 45
Feeding Your Baby: Getting Startedp. 49
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 60
What it's Important to Know: The Baby Care Primerp. 73
Chapter 4 The First Monthp. 89
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 89
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 90
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Expressing Breast Milkp. 91
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 95
What it's Important to Know: Babies Develop Differentlyp. 137
Chapter 5 The Second Monthp. 140
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 140
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 141
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Supplementary Bottlesp. 142
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 144
What it's Important to Know: Stimulating Your Baby in the Early Monthsp. 163
Chapter 6 The Third Monthp. 169
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 169
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupsp. 170
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Nursing While Working Outside the Homep. 170
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 173
What it's Important to Know: The Right Caretakers for Babyp. 190
Chapter 7 The Fourth Monthp. 200
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 200
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 201
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Thinking About Solidsp. 202
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 203
What it's Important to Know: Playthings for Babyp. 212
Chapter 8 The Fifth Monthp. 215
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 215
What You Can Expect At This Month's Checkupp. 216
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Starting Solidsp. 216
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 223
What it's Important to Know: Environmental Hazards and Your Babyp. 236
Chapter 9 The Sixth Monthp. 245
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 245
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 246
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Commercial or Home-Prepared Baby Foodsp. 247
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 249
What it's Important to Know: Stimulating Your Older Babyp. 263
Chapter 10 The Seventh Monthp. 266
What Your Baby May Be Doingp. 266
What You Can Expect At This Month's Checkupsp. 267
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Moving Up From Strained Foodsp. 267
What You May Be Concerned Aboutp. 268
What It's Important to Know: Raising a Superbabyp. 275
Chapter 11 The Eight Monthp. 278
What Your Baby May be Doingp. 278
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 279
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Finally--Finger Foodsp. 279
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 281
What It's Important to Know: Making Home Safe for Babyp. 292
Chapter 12 The Ninth Monthp. 303
What Your Baby May be Doingp. 303
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 304
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Establishing Good Habits Nowp. 305
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 307
What It's Important to Know: Games Babies Playp. 318
Chapter 13 The Tenth Monthp. 321
What Your Baby May be Doingp. 321
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 322
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Thinking About Weaningp. 322
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 325
What It's Important to Know: The Beginnings of Disciplinep. 335
Chapter 14 The Eleventh Monthp. 341
What Your Baby May be Doingp. 341
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 342
Feeding Your Baby This Month: Weaning Your Baby From the Breastp. 342
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 344
What It's Important to Know: Helping Baby to Talkp. 351
Chapter 15 The Twelfth Monthp. 355
What Your Baby May be Doingp. 355
What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkupp. 356
Feeding Your Baby This Month: The Best-Odds Toddler Dietp. 357
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 363
What It's Important to Know: Stimulating the Toddlerp. 380
Part 2 Of Special Concernp. 383
Chapter 16 A Baby for All Seasonsp. 384
Feeding Your Baby: 'Round the Calendarp. 384
What You May be Concerned About in Summer or Summery Weatherp. 385
What You May be Concerned About in Winter or Wintry Weatherp. 393
What It's Important to Know: The Season for Travelp. 397
Chapter 17 When Baby Is Sickp. 406
The Most Common Infant Health Problemsp. 413
What It's Important to Know: All About Feverp. 426
Chapter 18 First Aid Do's and Don'tsp. 434
Resuscitation Techniques for Babiesp. 448
Chapter 19 The Low-Birthweight Babyp. 457
Feeding Baby: Nutrition for the Preterm or Low-Birthweight Infantp. 458
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 461
What It's Important to Know: Health Problems Common in Low-Birthweight Babiesp. 472
Chapter 20 The Baby With Problemsp. 475
Feeding Baby: Can Diet Make a Difference?p. 476
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 476
What It's Important to Know: The Most Common Birth Disordersp. 485
Chapter 21 The Adopted Babyp. 499
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 499
Chapter 22 The First Postpartum Daysp. 507
What You May be Feelingp. 507
What to Expect at Your In-Hospital Checkupsp. 508
What You Should be Eating: Surviving Hospital Foodp. 509
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 511
What It's Important to Know: Getting Back Into Shapep. 525
Chapter 23 Surviving the First Six Weeksp. 533
What You May Be Feelingp. 533
What You Can Expect at Your Six-Week Checkupp. 534
What You Should be Eating: The Best-Odds Postpartum Dietp. 534
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 540
What It's Important to Know: Making Love Againp. 560
Chapter 24 Enjoying the First Yearp. 564
What You May be Feelingp. 564
What You May be Eating: The Best-Odds for a Healthy Futurep. 564
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 565
What It's Important to Know: To Work or Not to Workp. 587
Chapter 25 Becoming a Fatherp. 591
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 591
Chapter 26 From Only Child to Older Childp. 601
What You May be Concerned Aboutp. 602
Part 3 Ready Referencep. 617
Best-Odds Recipesp. 618
For the First Year and Beyondp. 618
Common Home Remediesp. 627
Common Childhood Illnessesp. 630
Height and Weight Chartsp. 650
Indexp. 653