What to Expect the First Year
- Publish Date: 2014-10-07
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Heidi Murkoff
With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the worldâs best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies donât come with, but should. And now, itâs better than ever. Every parentâs 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 everâpacked with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.
Among the changes: Baby care fundamentalsâcrib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplementsâare 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 todayâs 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 âFor Parentsâ boxes that focus on momâs and dadâs needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.