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What to Expect the First Year

Written by: Heidi Murkoff
Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed - and now, so has the new-baby bible.   

Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year. With over 10.5 million copies in print, First Year 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 listen to 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 nontoxic 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, an accompanying PDF of charts and diagrams will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • Ioana-Dorina
  • 2019-09-12

Very helpful

I found the book really helpful and beautifully written.
All the advice is delivered succinctly and pragmatically, with a touch of humour on the side.
The narrating is very well done too.

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  • K. Kwan
  • 2019-08-22

Promotes a certain point of view

What to expect when you're expecting was a great book. It provided an objective, useful dissertation as to what to expect, the variations to the norm and what to do about it.

This book is different. It tends to promote a certain point of view which, although may have evidence behind it, is subject to bias and poor quality citations. The author shows no empathy for those who are unable to follow their 'recommendations'. What if you cannot breast feed? The first chapter will make you feel miserable. You will hear all the things breastfeeding will be benefits for. Some practical advice on lactation, latching, pragmatic aspects would have been welcome.

Unfortunately, this book was not for us.

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