The Baby Book

  • by William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., Robert W. Sears, M.D., James Sears, M.D.
  • Narrated by Mel Foster, Sherry Adams Foster
  • 41 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The million-copy best seller by "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date—with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.
The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies—eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort—as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today’s parents. The topics covered include:

Preparing for a safe and healthy birth
Bonding with your baby
Feeding your baby right
Soothing your fussy baby
Getting your baby to sleep
Understanding your baby’s development
Treating common illnesses
Babyproofing your home
Understanding toddler behavior
Dealing with temper tantrums
Toilet training
Working and parenting
First-aid procedures
And much more!
Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. 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. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting - for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worth it for the factual stuff alone.

Where does The Baby Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't know.


Who was your favorite character and why?

There aren't any characters.


How could the performance have been better?

They could have used a narrator that didn't sound like he was doing the voice-over for a romantic comedy trailer.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Nobody would make a film of this book.


Any additional comments?

This book is worth it just for the factual information - on maladies for example - and also the more tried and tested gems that no-one would really argue about.

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- Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio