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Baby Book, Revised Edition Everything You Need to Know about Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

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ISBN-10: 0316198269

ISBN-13: 9780316198264

Edition: 2013 (Revised)

Authors: William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, James Sears

List price: $22.99
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The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

Martha Sears, R.N., is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, & breastfeeding consultant. She & her husband, William Sears, M.D., are the parents of eight children.

A Word from Dr. Bill, Martha, Dr. Bob, and Dr. Jim
Getting Started: Baby-Care Basics
Getting Attached: What It Means
Parenting Your Baby
The Seven Baby B's of Attachment Parenting
Attachment Parenting Includes Fathers
Some Questions You May Have
Ten Tips for Having a Safe and Satisfying Birth
Find "Dr. Right" for Yourself - Explore Options
Choose the Right Birthing Environment
Hire a Labor Coach
Get Moving
Get Off Your Back
Experiment with Labor Positions
Use Technology Wisely
Use Medical Pain Relief Wisely
Avoid an Episiotomy
Be Flexible in Formulating Your Birth Plan
Preparing for Baby
Choosing Dr. Right for Your Baby
Choosing Other VIPs
Choosing Whether to Breastfeed or Bottlefeed
Circumcised or Intact?
Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking
Expanded Newborn Screening Blood Test
Preparing Your Nest
Getting the Right Start with Your Newborn
Baby's First Minutes
Bonding - What It Means, How to Do It
Getting to Know Your Newborn
Attachment-Promoting Behaviors
Birthday "Pictures"
Routine Hospital Procedures
Newborn Jaundice
Baby's First Checkup
Postpartum Family Adjustments
Role Adjustments
Preventing and Overcoming Postpartum Depression
Now We Are Three
Shaping Up After Childbirth
Caring for Your Baby's Bodily Needs
Diapering Your Baby
Cord Care
Care of the Circumcision Site
Nail Care
Bathing Baby
Keeping Baby Comfortable
Pacifiers: In or Out?
The Right Touch: The Art of Infant Massage
Common Concerns in the Early Weeks
Early Newborn Changes
Spitting Up
Baby's Mouth
Newborn Skin Marks and Rashes
Diaper Rash: Prevention and Treatment
Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Infant Feeding and Nutrition
Breastfeeding: Why and How
Why Breast Is Best
Preparing for Breastfeeding
Right-Start Techniques
How Your Breasts Make Milk
Common Breastfeeding Questions and Problems
The Breastfeeding Mother: Choices, Challenges
Eating Right During Breastfeeding
Upsetting Foods in Breast Milk
Medicines for Two: Taking Medicines Safely While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Helpers
Getting It Together: Working and Breastfeeding
Expressing Milk
"Nursing Nuisances," Challenges, and Funny Things That Happen on the Way to the Breast
Breastfeeding Special Babies in Special Circumstances
Weaning: When and How
Bottlefeeding with Safety and Love
Formula Facts
How Much? How Often?
Preparing Formula
Bottlefeeding Tips
Weaning Baby from the Bottle
A Person at Both Ends of the Bottle
Introducing Solid Foods: When, What, and How
Why Wait?
Feeding Solids: Six to Nine Months
Feeding Strategies
Feeding Solids: Nine to Twelve Months
Making Your Own Baby Food
Commercial Baby Food
Bring Out the Cup
Ten Tips for Becoming Your Family's Nutritionist
Feed Your Baby Smart Fats
Feed Your Baby the Best Carbs
Perk Up the Proteins
Shape Young Tastes
Fill Up with Fiber
Value Your Vitamins
Mind Your Minerals
Pump Up Baby's Iron
Make Every Calorie Count
Raise a Lean Baby
Feeding the Toddler: One to Two Years
Nourishing the Picky Eater
Getting Your Toddler to Eat
Choosing the Right Milk for Your Toddler
Is Your Child Eating Enough?
Food Allergies
Pesticides: How to Keep Them Out of the Mouths of Babies
Contemporary Parenting
Babywearing: The Art and Science of Carrying Your Baby
New Support for an Old Idea
Choosing the Right Baby Carrier
How to Wear Your Baby: A Personal Course
The Babywearing Father - Becoming a Shareholder
Other Babywearers
Wearing Down to Sleep
Babywearing in Real-Life Situations
Babywearing in Special Situations
How Babywearing Benefits Infants and Parents
Babywearing May Change Your Lifestyle for the Better
Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep
Facts of Infant Sleep
Step One: Give Your Baby the Best Sleep Start
Step Two: Condition Your Baby to Sleep
Step Three: Lessen Conditions That Cause Night Waking
Sleeping with Your Baby - Yes? No? Sometimes?
Handling Worries and Criticisms of Sleeping with Your Baby
Sleep Safety
Troubleshooting: Solving Your Baby's Sleep Problems
Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Problems
Parenting the Fussy or Colicky Baby
Fussy Babies
Why Babies Fuss
Matching Babies and Parents
Soothing the Fussy Baby
The Colicky Baby, Alias the Hurting Baby
Tracking Down Hidden Causes of Colic
Comforting Colic
Is Colic Preventable?
Entering the Promised Time
Working and Parenting
The Real Issue: Attachment
Keys to Working and Attaching
Choosing Substitute Caregivers
The Commercial Day-Care Option
Special Situations
Parenting the Adopted Baby
International Adoption
Parenting Twins
Single Parenting
The Down Syndrome Baby - A Special Kind of Parenting
Mixing Babies and Pets
Infant Development and Behavior
Growing Together: Enjoying Your Baby's Developmental Stages
Growing Together
Attachment Parenting: How It Builds Better Babies - And Parents
How Babies Grow
The Five Features of Infant Development
Seven Ways to Build a Brighter Baby
Autism Screening and Early Detection
Sensory Processing Disorder
The First Six Months: Big Changes
The First Month: Big Needs
Newborn Reflexes
The Second Month: Big Smiles
The Third Month: Big Hands
A Three-Month Review
The Fourth Month: Big Looks
Language Development, Four to Six Months
The Fifth Month: Big Reaches
The Sixth Month: Sitting Big
Raising Healthy Teeth
The Second Six Months: Moving Up
Six to Nine Months: Exploring Big
New Fears and Concerns in the Second Six Months
Nine to Twelve Months: Big Moves
Caring for Your Baby's Feet
The Second Year: From Babyhood to Toddlerhood
Twelve to Fifteen Months: Big Steps
Fifteen to Eighteen Months: Big Words
Enriching Your Toddler's Language
Does Your Child Walk Funny?
Eighteen to Twenty-four Months: Big Thoughts
Bothersome but Normal Toddler Behaviors
The Real Meaning of Discipline
Headstrong Mind-set
Toy Squabbles
Temper Tantrums
Biting and Hitting
Baby Won't Mind
Screeching and Whining
Toilet Training
Facts You Should Know
Better Late Than Early
A Step-by-Step Approach to Toilet Training
The Child Who Won't Go
Toilet Training Quickly: The Weekend-Training-Camp Method
Keeping Your Baby Safe and Healthy
Babyproofing Your Home
Profile of an Accident-Prone Child
The Accident-Prone Home
Home Babyproofing Checklists
Choosing and Using Safe Baby Equipment
Safe and Sane Car Travel
Cycling with Infants
Plantproofing Your Home
Environmental Pollutants: Getting the Lead Out
Keeping Your Baby Healthy
Health Maintenance Begins at Home
Well-Baby Checkups
Immunizations: Why, What, and When
Treating Little People
Giving Medicines
The Most Common Medical Problems: Self-help Home Care
Parenting the Baby with Fever
Ear Infections
Sinus Infections
Tracking and Treating Inhalant Allergies
Questions Parents Have About AIDS
Childhood Illnesses at a Glance
Lifesaving Procedures and First Aid for Common Emergencies
The Three P's
When Your Baby Isn't Breathing: A Step-by-Step Approach to CPR