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
Working and parenting
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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Worth it for the factual stuff alone.
I don't know.
There aren't any characters.
They could have used a narrator that didn't sound like he was doing the voice-over for a romantic comedy trailer.
Nobody would make a film of this book.
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.