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What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff

What to Expect the First Year

by Heidi Murkoff

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Unabridged Edition
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36 Hrs. 47 Min.


Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand new bundles of baby joy has changed-and now, so has the world's best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions babies don't come with...but totally should. In audio, and only on Audible, for the first time ever, What to Expect in the First Year is brought to life by the engaging, comforting narration of author Heidi Murkoff. Accompanied by a full cast of audio talent, Heidi enlivens the empathetic, reality-based advice, practical tips, and reassuring support that makes First Year the definitive, must-have baby bible. Best of all, she's there for you anywhere, anytime-talking you (and cheering you on) through those long nights and sometimes longer days, through crying jags, gas, and blowout diapers, nap strikes, breastfeeding struggles, stuffy noses, teething, and so much more.

Follow along month-by-month as this completely updated third edition of What to Expect follows your baby's amazing first year of growth and development-allowing you to take this exciting but potentially overwhelming first year one (baby) step at a time. It's all here, with all your questions answered and all your worries put to bed (along with all those worries about safe baby sleep)-everything you need to know about the care (and feeding) of your infant. Crib and car seat and home safety, feeding options (from all breast to all pumped to all formula, to "the combo"), when to start solids (and how), sleep strategies that work, why skin-to-skin is in for moms and dads, how to play with and stimulate your little one from newborn to almost-toddler (hint: it's easier than you'd think).

Heard about baby-led weaning, baby-wearing, baby massage, and baby signs? You'll hear about them here. Also included: a complete guide to breastfeeding (how to get started and keep it going, even if you're going back to work), a brand new chapter on buying for baby, helping you navigate through today's dizzying selection of nursery items and baby gear, and all-green parenting. The latest recommendations on screen time for babies (and parents), vaccines, vitamins, preventing allergies (surprise-bring on the peanuts for your little peanut!) and so much more. Easy-to-access information on when to call the pediatrician, what to do in an emergency or when baby's sick, and how to keep baby safe and healthy. With topics organized more intuitively than ever-and with advice from Heidi just a quick search away whenever you need it -this is a must-have guide for new parents.

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