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What to Expect the First Year

By Heidi Murkoff

The instructions that babies don’t come with, but that every parent needs.

  • How can I get my baby to tell night from day?
  • Is my breastfed baby getting enough to eat?
  • What is that in my baby’s diaper?
  • Will my colicky baby ever stop crying?
  • What are the best toys for my baby?
  • When should my baby start solids? What should we start with?
  • Why isn’t my baby sitting up yet?
  • When will my baby sleep through the night?
  • Is it okay to let my baby play with my smartphone?
  • Should I buy organic for my baby? Go green?

This bestselling, best-loved baby guide—and follow-up to What to Expect When You’re Expecting—offers everything you want to know about the care (and feeding) of your infant. Covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, sleep strategies that really work, and the very best ways to stimulate your baby (and have fun at the same time!). Filled with the most practical tips (how to pump up your milk supply, give a bath, get a good burp, make your own baby food, cope with colic), the most up-to-date medical advice (the latest on car seats, safety around the house, vaccines, vitamin supplements, treating common illnesses, preventing SIDS), and more.

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October 07, 2014