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Publisher's Summary

The million-copy best seller by "the man who remade motherhood" (Time) has now been revised, expanded, and brought thoroughly up-to-date—with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.
The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies—eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort—as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today’s parents. The topics covered include:

Preparing for a safe and healthy birth
Bonding with your baby
Feeding your baby right
Soothing your fussy baby
Getting your baby to sleep
Understanding your baby’s development
Treating common illnesses
Babyproofing your home
Understanding toddler behavior
Dealing with temper tantrums
Toilet training
Working and parenting
First-aid procedures
And much more!
Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting - for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.
©2003 William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, James Sears (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Brent on 08-15-13

Informative and....LONG!!

What did you like best about The Baby Book? What did you like least?

The author has a lot of experience and some very good direction on raising a child.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?


What three words best describe Mel Foster and Sherry Adams Foster ’s performance?

Okay, Decent, Vocal ;)

Was The Baby Book worth the listening time?

No, I bought this book when my wife was 8 months pregnant and finished it last week. Our daughter just graduated from high-school. (not true)

Any additional comments?

The advice is spot on but very repetitive.

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5 out of 5 stars
By fishingforstuff on 07-02-16

tons of amazing information! Would highly suggest

I am a father of two. This book helped me a ton in giving me ideas on how and what to do. It was never forceful or told me that I had to do things just gave me great options and ideas.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 09-01-14

Worth it for the factual stuff alone.

Where does The Baby Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't know.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There aren't any characters.

How could the performance have been better?

They could have used a narrator that didn't sound like he was doing the voice-over for a romantic comedy trailer.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Nobody would make a film of this book.

Any additional comments?

This book is worth it just for the factual information - on maladies for example - and also the more tried and tested gems that no-one would really argue about.

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9 of 22 people found this review helpful

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