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The Mother of All Baby Books: The Ultimate Guide to Your Baby's First Year (U.S. edition) [Paperback]

By Ann Douglas (Author)
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The companion to The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to a baby's first year of life shares reassuring advice and information for new mothers and fathers, covering topics ranging from feeding, sleep cycles, and infant ailments to physical, emotional, and social development, as well as such provocative topics as immunization and circumcision. Original.

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Oh Boy Or Girl
Just had a baby? Relax, lie down and breathe a sigh of relief. The Mother of All Baby Books has arrived From the author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, comes the guide that all new parents have been waiting for, whether they know it or not. The Mother of All Baby Books is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with your new bundle of joy. Packed with important advice and insider tips to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby, this comprehensive, refreshing guide is an excellent resource for first time or even experienced moms and dads.
Warm and delightful, The Mother of All Baby Books offers a wide range of topics including basic childcare, nutrition, health, and physical, emotional, and social development. Inside you'll find the facts about sleeping patterns, breastfeeding, circumcision, and immunization issues, as well as charts and tables to bring you up to date on the latest information, a handy glossary of baby-related terms, and insider secrets on shopping for baby. Get the inside scoop on how to handle colic, diaper rash and all those pressing questions that have you pacing the floor at 3 a.m. With an extra-added dose of reassurance, discover what it's really like to become a parent in this bible to babyhood and beyond
""The Mother of All Baby Books provides excellent advice for topics that are easily overlooked during the pregnancy/baby adventure.""
-Sandra Gookin, co-author of Parenting For Dummies and Parenting For Dummies, 2nd ed.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Mother of All Baby Books: The Ultimate Guide to Your Baby's First Year (U.S. edition) by Ann Douglas has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 594
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 62
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 451

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wiley
Pages   624
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 5.57" Height: 1.38"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
Publisher   Wiley
ISBN  0764566164  
ISBN13  9780764566165  
UPC  785555108011  

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More About Ann Douglas

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ann Douglas is the co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Having A Baby and Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. She is also the author The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, Americanized edition publishing in January 2002. In addition, she is the author Before You Were Born: The Inside Story and Baby Science: How Babies Really Work, a recent Book of the Month Club selection for both Canada and the U.S.A. She is a regular contributor to Canadian Living and Ann is the mother of four young children, and has been through a variety of pregnancy-related experiences, including infertility, miscarriage, and stillbirth.

Ann Douglas currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.

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Informative and reassuring  Apr 18, 2008
I found this book to be the best of all baby books (including, What to Expect the First Year.) Unlike the others, it was fun and very educational. There aren't as many "absolutes" and you don't feel judged when you don't perfectly fit the rules in other books. A must read...especially during the last trimester of pregnancy. I waited til baby was born and wished I had read prior to her birth.
One sentence in the book bothers me  Sep 10, 2007
So, I was happily reading this book and kept telling my husband about how much I like this book & that it ranks # 2 as far as baby books go (Baby 411 is the absolute BEST one) & I have read ALOT of baby books. Anyway I get to this sentence that really makes me mad - it is better to smoke & breastfeed than to not breastfeed at all - I tried to breastfeed my son for 3 months and we just could not do it. He was born with low blood sugar thanks to my diabetes & was given a bottle as soon as he was born. On top of that he had severe jaundice that required us to supplement and he preferred the bottle over having to work for milk. I never felt a let down of milk, I pumped every 30 mins. for 2 weeks straight & all I produced all day long was 2 oz! After going to 3 different lactaction consultants (not to mention the several nurses while in the hospital) none of which could help my baby latch on properly I finally gave up when he was 3 months old. I now have a BOTTLEFEED baby who is 7 months old & is already learning to walk, according to his Dr. he is way ahead of his peers developemently. I babysit a exclusivly BREASTFEED baby who just last week has learned to turn over (my son was turning over both ways at 3 1/2 months old) & has gotten sick double the amount of times that my son has. I feel bad enough about bottlefeeding without hearing sentences like that, I smoked for 11 years and quit a year before getting pregnant because I didn't want to expose my child to that let alone breastfeed a baby while smoking. I don't think that statement makes bottlefeeding mothers feel very good about their decision, we already get enough grief from everybody else and don't need books to make us feel more guilty. And besides second hand smoke can contribute to lung cancer, bottlefeeding can't. If you ignore that one sentence in the book then it's a wonderful book.
Good resource  Mar 12, 2007
You can never have too much information since a newborn doesn't come with an instruction manual.
Comforting and Funny!!!  Apr 4, 2006
Bored with all those "stage" in life books for your baby to be? Perhaps you are (as I am) soon to be expecting and realize that you won't have a lot of time to read up about what your baby may/may not be up to and if it is normal after your baby arrives. Well then this book is for you!
I eagerly started the book on Friday and finished it (yes all 500 pages) on Saturday. What a delight. The author uses plenty of references from real life Moms and Dads which add wonderful insite and humor. Be warned though, if you are looking for the "What to expect book" format this is not for you. This is a realistic, warm, and funny look at life that tackles hard to discuss topics in a safe and humorous way.
If you are tired of the same old at this age your child will _____ books then definately pick this up. Its like talking to an old friend that you haven't met yet who has been there and knows the struggles and confusion that comes with having a baby.
Great book for new mother  Jul 28, 2005
I purchased this book for a young friend of mine who was about to have a baby and had lots of questions about not only the baby, but about what her body was going through. She loves it and refers to it constantly.

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