With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, 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.
October 1, 2014
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Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect® series of pregnancy and parenting books with over 38 million copies in print. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and the WhatToExpect app, which reach over 18 million expecting and new parents, and the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk moms around the world expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. <div id="
This book can be half the length if the author focused on quality over quantity. A lot of the writing is fluff and pointless wordiness just to fill the pages and increase page count. You need to wade through the pointless lists, one sided questions, and the fluff to get to the actual point. Some of the advice is just plain ridiculous, such as listing going to the store to pick up diapers as a con when compared to cloth diapers. A lot of the advice is also contradictory which points to lack of research. For instance, the author mentions that few studies have been done looking at the safety of taking herbs but then a few paragraphs later rattles of a list of herbal teas to drink. She also mentions to avoid added chemicals in your diet, but a few paragraphs later rattles of another wordy list of artificial sweeteners which themselves are man made chemicals. All that is just in the first three chapters.You are much better off buying a book written by an actual MD which will most likely be to the point and not full of contradictions.
This ia unbelievable! Look at the pictures. The pages are not only uneven, but the pages are cut off at the bottom! This is a complete knock off and poor quality knock off at that!
We have a newborn child and the section in this book on dealing with a fussy baby was a game changer. I was out of my mind trying to figure out how to soothe my baby to sleep and on the verge of tears from sleepless nights when I read the tip about putting on a sound machine to lull her to sleep since the womb is loud and baby is used to a louder world than you’d think. The second I flipped a sound machine on she stopped crying and went to sleep. Even providing just one restful night and I would give this book 5 stars but it also has great advice on breastfeeding, playtime, milestones, and just general “you’re not effing this up as bad as you probably think” advice. I would buy this for other moms as well.
While the information in here is valuable, the bias towards pro-breastfeeding can’t be ignored. It’s shoved down your throat in every single chapter, practically every other paragraph. There’s a huge section of the book dedicated to it. And while it does mention formula feeding, it makes it very clear that breastfeeding is best and that even if you don’t really enjoy it, keep doing it because of the countless benefits.As a pediatric healthcare provider, I’m fully aware of the benefits of breastfeeding. However, the constant pressure in this book is unhealthy, and it riddles readers with so much guilt it’s not even funny. The author should change up her language to be more inclusive of formula feeding or other feeding options, not just breastfeeding.
The content of this book is very informative and exactly what I was looking for. It relied on medical facts and experiences which helps me get a good idea of having a newborn and how to care for them. I appreciated the ease of read, diagrams and pictures. I would absolutely recommend based on the facts alone.The issue for me are the subtexts in the middle of the pages. While I read on a particular subject, I turn the page to finish it off and then have to go back to read the offside subtexts. Really annoying esp because I have mild OCD. Why not just add that subtext on after finishing up on a topic? Anyways, it’s not a deal breaker but this is a DENSE book with a lot of material and it only gets worse as you keep reading. 500+ pages of this and it becomes a pain.
Got this for my daughter when she had her first baby. She has found it very helpful, a good reference book rather than something you read all the way through. You can look up the topic that interests you and it is all in there. Just about anything you can think of to ask about what is happening with your baby. I had the same book way back in the day and I knew this was an excellent guide for a new parent. This edition is updated with current information. Highly recommended.
This might as well be called “the Baby Bible!” It is awesome. It takes you step by step through every month of your babies life. Every question I could possibly have has been answered within this book. I enjoy reading it while my baby is napping, sometimes I skip ahead a month or two to find out what new milestones to expect. Being able to know which milestones are ahead is great, because then I can prepare the next activities and necessities for my babies growth. I was able to lower my crib just in time for my baby to learn how to roll over. This book has been 100% accurate in every detail. This is the same author as the previous book I purchased “what to expect, when you’re expecting,” which was also an amazing book to have while pregnant and nervous of what is yet to come. If you want to learn all about babies needs within the first year, definitely purchase this book. Also makes for a great gift! Love it & Highly recommend!
This is a great read for new parents! I’m still following along with it since my baby isn’t a year old yet and it covers almost all my inquiries. From safety(don’t skip this and assume you know it all already–there’s always something you’ll overlook), to skin conditions, to Breastfeeding tips, etc… The only thing I was unable to find was a part covering sleep regression. I realize it’s a book, not an encyclopedia so it can’t cover everything! But for that reason I decided to knock off a star since it’s a pretty big deal. Overall great information in a clear, cut to the chase style.
A good book but very “American” and the writing style jars a bit. However, it covers most things in detail. I do sometimes, look something up in the index and it isn’t there and I think “that’s odd” but I suppose a book can’t cover every eventuality.I have two books, this one and The Babycare Bible, between them and the web, I think everything is covered and an authoritative book is better than a lot of the gossip, misinformed chat rubbish that I come across on the web. Worth buying this book from Amazon at a reduced price rather than the full price in a book shop.
This is a Good, informative book. Just be aware that this is a very ‘American’ version with lots of reference to services we don’t have in this country.
I found it very useful, full of useful information and good suggestions. My main “baby bible” throughout the 1st year.
Came early, great wee book with loads of information on various topics
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