The first twelve months of your child's life can be as challenging as they are rewarding. From birth through baby's first birthday, this revised edition guides you through all the critical milestones, focusing on such topics as: Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding Preparing food, including organic options and food allergies Tracking baby's development Traveling with baby Choosing safe toys and games This edition includes completely new material on: Baby sign language Juggling parenting and a career Bottle safety Making your own baby food Playgroups The latest research on vaccines This guide also includes updated medical information, a detailed explanation of baby gear (what parents really need, and what they don't), and a new chapter on returning to work. You will reach for this valuable resource time and again as you make your way through these exciting months with your beautiful new baby!
Marian Edelman Borden is the author of 10 nonfiction books. She is also the former editor of New Family: First Year Guide; Every Baby; Parents Expecting; Parents Baby; and Parents FAQ. She is the mother of four children.