WHAT TO EXPECT® THE SECOND YEAR
By Heidi Murkoff
and Sharon Mazel
Foreword by Mark D. Widome, M.D. M.P.H.
Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year (Workman Publishing; $15.95; April 5, 2011) by Heidi Murkoff.
The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 9.8 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called “the wonder year”—12 jam-packed and jam-smeared months of memorable milestones from first steps to first tantrums.
Walking, talking, picky eating, endless curiosity, bedtime battles, biting, making friends—it’s all covered in a brand-new, easy-to-access, thorough, topic-by-topic format with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, learning behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline, keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world, and more.
The second year is one of mind-boggling development as a child suddenly becomes his or her own little person on two little feet—with a mouth-full of words (including “No!” and “Why?”) and a body full of energy. It’s not surprising it’s also a year of challenges for both toddlers and the parents who love them. Why is my son suddenly rejecting bath time? Why is this round of teething so much more painful? Is it too early to introduce the computer? How can I get a wriggly toddler to sit still in a restaurant? What are the myths and truths about scheduled immunizations? How does my child stack up on the growth charts?
Heidi answers these questions and more with her signature style, reassuring voice, and practical advice, guiding parents as they learn to decode and fully enjoy the fascinating, maddening, and always adorable person last year’s baby has become.
Incorporating professional guidelines and recommendations, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. Heidi is both a coach and a cheerleader, reminding baffled moms and dads that there is no one best way to approach the second year.
Whatever you do, don’t blink! The wonder year is here!
(I just got a copy of this book – and am already 2/3rds through it. Very informative and easy read!)
About The Author:
Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect® series and author of What to Expect® When You’re Expecting, Eating Well When You’re Expecting, The What to Expect® Pregnancy Journal & Organizer, What to Expect® Before You’re Expecting, The What to Expect® Baby-Sitter’s Handbook, and the brand-new What to Expect® the Second Year. Heidi lives with her family in Los Angeles. You can see more from Heidi on this YouTube video and on her interactive website.
Workman Publishing is offering one lucky Family and Life in Las Vegas reader their very own copy of What to Expect the Second Year Giftbasket. ($75 value)
In addition to the book itself, the basket will contain must-have items for any toddler and the parents who love them — board books for inquisitive minds, building blocks and balls to assist with small motor function development, toddler-sized utensils, safety covers to keep the little one safe and, of course, a snuggly stuffed animal.
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Disclosure: All opinions expressed are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I received a gift basket for my review. No monetary compensation was given for this post.
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