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What to Expect : The Toddler Years 2nd Edition - Heidi E. Murkoff

What to Expect

The Toddler Years 2nd Edition

By: Heidi E. Murkoff, Sharon Mazel (As told to)

Paperback Published: 6th July 2009
ISBN: 9781847376213
Number Of Pages: 864

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Overflowing with intelligence and good common sense, this comprehensive guide provides clear explanations and useful guidelines on everything a parent might want to know about the second and third years of their child's life. On a month-by-month basis, What To Expect the Toddler Years explains what a toddler will be able to do at that age, and what to expect in the months ahead. Featuring topics from potty-training to sleeping problems, disciplining to how to encourage learning and thinking, this book covers it all - including invaluable advice on how parents can make time for themselves in the midst of it all.

From the first birthday to the second, this must-have book covers everything parents need to know in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format, with chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong), and keeping a toddler healthy and safe as he or she takes on the world. There’s a developmental time line of the second year plus special “milestone” boxes throughout that help parents keep track of their toddler’s development. Thinking of traveling with tot in tow? There’s a chapter for that, too.

Answering parents' questions such as 'How can I get my toddler talking?' and 'My toddler is a fussy eater - how can I be sure he's eating what he should?', What To Expect the Toddler Years is an essential guide to keeping a toddler safe, healthy and - above all - happy.

'Popular parenting guru Murkoff offers a sequel to her What to Expect in the First Year in this all-inclusive look at the toddler from 12 to 24 months. In 15 chapters the authors cover feeding, sleeping, learning, playing, health and safety, injuries and developmental disorders, discipline, and other issues with a meaty center section on behavior. The text opens with the stunning array of developmental milestones that characterize this action-packed period in a child's life, beginning at 12 to 13 months, when a toddler says two words and cruises from place to place while holding on to furniture, to 24 months when he or she can run, kick a ball, and use 50 words or more. While noting that there's a "wide range of normal," Murkoff also warns parents to "follow your gut" and check with your pediatrician if anything seems behind schedule. Murkoff covers practical matters like the importance of parents learning CPR, frequently citing professional guidelines (i.e., experts advise no TV for kids under two). She also addresses less critical topics, such as how to get a blob of oatmeal out of a toddler's hair or deal with a youngster's "wardrobe monotony." Just as expected, Murkoff offers sound advice and reassurance that will help parent and toddler stay grounded during this whirlwind period of growth and change.' - Publishers Weekly

Foreword: A Pediatrician's Prescription
Introduction: A Tale of "Two" Toddlers
Before You Begin

Part One: The Second and Third Years
1-16. The 13th to the 36th Months

Part Two: Toddler Care, Health and Safety
17. Toddler Care Primer
18. Feeding Your Toddler
19. All About Toilet Learning
20. Keeping Your Toddler Healthy
21. Keeping Your Toddler Safe
22. Treating Toddler Injuries
23. Your Special-Needs Child

Part Three: The Toddler in the Family
24. The Toddler as Sibling
25. Parenting the Toddler
26. When Others Care for Your Child

Part Four: Ready Reference
What can I do now?
The toddler diet recipes
Common home remedies
Common toddler illnesses
Height and weight charts
Head circumference charts
Health history
Moments to remember

ISBN: 9781847376213
ISBN-10: 1847376215
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 6th July 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

Heidi Murkoff

About the Author

Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she found that most books didn't answer her questions and only added to her worries. A whole series of What to Expect titles followed, aimed at helping and reassuring parents. Now dubbed 'the pregnancy bible', the iconic What to Expect When You're Expecting is currently in its fourth edition.

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