Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Genres: General Non Fiction

Your Baby's First Year: week by weekYour Baby’s First Year: week by week by Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H. and Judith Schuler, M.S.
Genre: Non-fiction/ Parenting
Pages: 568 Hardcover (2nd edition)
Date Published: February 2005
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy™ Week by Week—the book you relied on while you were pregnant—guide you through baby’s remarkable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you’ll know what to look for and understand what’s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby’s growth.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby’s First Year™ Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics—everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis.

Valuable information includes:

– Common medical problems: what to look for and when to call baby’s pediatrician

– Bonding with baby: from baby massage to talking, what you can do to create a
meaningful connection

– Feeding baby: breast milk or formula? and introducing solids

– Sleeping habits: how to improve the situation for the entire family

– Vaccination guidelines: learn about the latest recommendations from the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

– Playing with baby: how to help develop baby’s cognitive, social and motor skills
through play and with toys, many of them homemade

– Baby gear: the latest on carriers, high chairs, swings, cribs, clothing, diapers and
everything else you may need

It is unreal to believe that this first year of my baby’s life is coming to an end. Time has flown by so fast and we have so many more to look for in the future. This book has been great for us, and though I did not diligently read it a week it at time as it is laid out I did read the whole thing through out the past year and benefited from it. I was very interested in Glade Curtis’ Baby’s First Year, because his version of What to Expect in Your Pregnancy Week by Week was the best pregnancy book I experienced out of the dozen that I read.

Each chapter was broken down into a week of your baby’s first year. Typical height and measurements as well as highlights of milestones of a baby’s social, emotional and intellectual development. It was great to jump into and look to see how to evaluate AppleBlossom’s progress. It was neat to see that she is much smaller in height and weight, but faster advanced than the average child with walking and interaction. Without hesitation I recommend this book to any new family. You may not need all of the sections, but those that you do are invaluable.

*Thanks to Da Capo Press for providing a copy for review.*

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Other Reviews:
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Your Pregnancy for the Father to Be
Your Pregnancy Quick Guides:
Postpartum Wellness
Labor and Delivery
Feeding Your Baby

The third edition of Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week was released February 9th, 2010 in paperback and hardcover.

About the Authors:
GGlade B. Curtis. M.D., M.P.H.lade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., an obstetrician/ gynecologist, is board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians, and is the father of five. He lives in Utah.
Judith Schuler, M.S.Judith Schuler, M.S., has co-authored books with Dr. Curtis for more than twenty years. Ms. Schuler divides her time between homes in Wyoming and Arizona.Dr. Curtis and Ms. Schuler are the authors of seventeen books on pregnancy and baby’s first year, available from Da Capo Press.

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.