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Welcoming your second baby
Lansky, Vicki.
Personal Author:
Revised and updated.
Publication Information:
Deephaven, Minn. : Book Peddlers, [1990]

Physical Description:
101 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
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HQ769 .L246 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Good sibling preparation can minimize jealousy when a new baby is expected. This book lists dozens of tips that will explain everything from where the baby is coming from, adjusting to Mom's hospital stay, to dealing with problems when you bring the new baby home. There is also information for special situations such as home birth, adoption and dealing with miscarriage and infant loss.

Author Notes

Vicki Lansky was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 6, 1942. She received a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1963. She worked as a buyer for a New York City clothing store, as a freelance photographer, and as a childbirth education teaching assistant. In 1974, she and several other mothers collaborated on a babyfood cookbook. When none of the publishers they approached were interested in the book, Lansky and her husband decided to publish the book themselves and distribute it from home. Their creative promotional efforts turned Feed Me! I'm Yours into one of the bestselling cookbooks in its category.

Lansky found her niche as a writer and publisher of parenting materials. She wrote more than 30 books during her lifetime including The Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster, Practical Parenting Tips for the First Five Years, KoKo Bear's New Potty, and Fat-Proofing Your Children. She received the 1990 Parent's Choice Award for Vicky Lansky's Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath.

In 1979, she began publishing a bimonthly newsletter called Practical Parenting, which led to a nationally syndicated radio feature. She was the founder and owner of The Book Peddlars, a publisher and literary agency. She was also a columnist for Family Circle magazine and for Sesame Street Parents magazine. She died from nonalcoholic cirrhosis on January 15, 2017 at the age of 75.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

A revised and expanded edition of a popular guidebook from a renowned child-care expert. Lansky furnishes a variety of practical tips tailored to ease the transition from one child to two. Both parents and siblings will profit from advice designed to enable family members to adjust to the idea and the reality of a new addition. The author's recommendations are bolstered by the interspersion of the opinions and suggestions of a host of seasoned moms. Bibliographies of relevant children's books are appended to individual chapters. Sensible counsel for the expanding family. Index. --Margaret Flanagan