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Following the success of her book What To Expect When You Are Expecting, Heidi Murkoff started publishing a series of book on what to expect during pregnancy and after the birth of the baby.
This book, What To Expect The First Year, concentrates on the baby's first year.
It can be a helpful guide for new parents who are looking for helpful tips on what they should prepare for and how to deal with the various situations that might face them during the first year of their new born child.
What To Expect The First Year covers each month of the baby's first year. It covers each stage of the baby's growth and development, what to feed the baby, how to find a paediatrician, and more such information and tips.
The book outlines feeding plans, sleep strategies, monthly growth chart, and information on the various infant illnesses. It also describes the various vitamins and vaccines that are vital during the first year of the child. The book provides tips on safety and first aid.
This book is a guide to the whole family, not just the mother. It helps the parents deal not just with the physical, but also the mental and emotional aspects of the baby's growth. It also addresses the impact that the baby has on the family and how to deal with the changes this involves.
What To Expect The First Year gives practical advice on designing feeding plans and sleeping habits for the baby and also provides advice to the mother on when she can return to work.
The book even covers special topics like traveling with a baby, adopted babies, and premature babies. It is written in a reassuring and practical style, addressing each issue that might come up during the twelve months of the child's first year.
With over 800 pages, What To Expect The First Year is a great guide to have around when dealing with all the excitement and challenges that face parents during the first year of their child.
About Heidi Murkoff
Heidi Murkoff is a popular author of many bestselling books on parenting and pregnancy.
She co-authored the book What To Expect When You Are Expecting. The book became very popular and she soon followed it up with a series of other What To Expect books, including What To Expect The Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months and What To Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting.
She has established the What To Expect Foundation and the related website, WhatToExpect.com. She was named as one of the hundred most influential people in 2011 by Time magazine. Her foundation is a non-profit organization that helps provide health-care for pregnant women and child health care for the economically backward section. She has appeared on several TV shows as a parenting expert, including the Oprah Winfrey Show.