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Your Baby's First Year For Dummies

Published: July 8, 2005

Overview

Everything new and experienced parents need to know about their baby’s first 12 months to give them the best start in life 

Each year, more than 4 million babies are born in the United States-and the first year of a baby's life is a joyous, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming time. Your Baby's First Year For Dummies serves as a complete guide for baby's first twelve months, from what to do when arriving home from the hospital to handling feeding, bathing, and sleeping routines to providing the right stimuli for optimal progress.  

This comprehensive yet no-nonsense guide can help new or even seasoned moms and dads looking for tips and advice to help with every aspect of their baby's development. During Baby’s first year, at times things will go well: Baby’s sleeping and eating well, she’s hitting milestones on time, and you’re balancing childcare with work or with housekeeping. Then again, there are times when things aren’t great. This jargon-free book takes a realistic look at what Baby’s first year might be like, month by month. You’ll find it helpful if you’re pregnant and wondering what Baby’s first year will be like; you have given birth and want to know what the months ahead hold; you have given birth and need advice from a book that doesn’t talk down to you or make you feel as though there’s something wrong with you (because there’s not) if you’re having a hard time making the adjustment to parenthood.  

Packed with tips on every aspect of baby's physical, emotional, and social development, Your Baby's First Year For Dummies gives you advice on topics like the following:  

  • Bonding with Baby 

  • Breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding 

  • Baby’s first checkup 

  • Baby’s checkups at two months, four months, six months, nine months, and twelve months 

  • Sleeping habits 

  • Teething 

  • Baby toy safety and preventing injuries 

  • Food preparation and food allergies 

  • Traveling with your baby 

  • Signs of common illnesses 

  • Planning Baby’s 1-year party 

  • And much more 

Additionally, Your Baby's First Year For Dummies provides tips for surviving the first few weeks, Daddy survival tips, and advice on when to call your pediatrician (and when not to). If Baby has arrived or you expect her soon, get your copy to make every moment count. 

Everything new and experienced parents need to know about their baby’s first 12 months to give them the best start in life 

Each year, more than 4 million babies are born in the United States-and the first year of a baby's life is a joyous, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming time. Your Baby's First Year For Dummies serves as a complete guide for baby's first twelve months, from what to do when arriving home from the hospital to handling feeding, bathing, and sleeping routines to providing the right stimuli for optimal progress.  

This comprehensive yet no-nonsense guide can help new or even seasoned moms and dads looking for tips and advice to help with every aspect of their baby's development. During Baby’s first year, at times things will go well: Baby’s sleeping and eating well, she’s hitting milestones on time, and you’re balancing childcare with work or with housekeeping. Then again, there are times when things aren’t great. This jargon-free book takes a realistic look at what Baby’s first year might be like, month by month. You’ll find it helpful if you’re pregnant and wondering what Baby’s first year will be like; you have given birth and want to know what the months ahead hold; you have given birth and need advice from a book that doesn’t talk down to you or make you feel as though there’s something wrong with you (because there’s not) if you’re having a hard time making the adjustment to parenthood.  

Packed with tips on every aspect of baby's physical, emotional, and social development, Your Baby's First Year For Dummies gives you advice on topics like the following:  

  • Bonding with Baby 

  • Breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding 

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Baby’s first checkup 

  • Baby’s checkups at two months, four months, six months, nine months, and twelve months 

  • Sleeping habits 

  • Teething 

  • Baby toy safety and preventing injuries 

    • Food preparation and food allergies 

    • Traveling with your baby 

    • Signs of common illnesses 

    • Planning Baby’s 1-year party 

    • And much more 

    Additionally, Your Baby's First Year For Dummies provides tips for surviving the first few weeks, Daddy survival tips, and advice on when to call your pediatrician (and when not to). If Baby has arrived or you expect her soon, get your copy to make every moment count. 

    Your Baby’s First Year For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Your baby’s first year is a precious time that will pass all too quickly — in retrospect. To help calm your new-parent jitters, cover the basics: Make sure that you have a list of essential phone numbers handy, know what symptoms dictate that you call the doctor immediately, and understand the many reasons your baby cries. And for yourself, repeating an affirmation or two can help you keep your perspective and your sanity.