From America's foremost baby and childcare experts-an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life The "baby bible" of the post-Dr. Spock generation, already embraced by hundreds of thousands of American parents, 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. Dr. Bill and Martha Sears draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and as the parents of eight children to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. Working for the first time with their sons Dr. Bob and Dr. Jim, both pediatric specialists in their own right, the Searses have produced a completely updated guide that is unrivaled in its scope and authority. 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: * 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 * and much more 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. The Baby 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.Sears, William M. is the author of 'Baby Book Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby--From Birth to Age Two', published 2003 under ISBN 9780316778008 and ISBN 0316778001.