The Expectant Mothers Checklist
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication date: May 2013
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
ALL THE INFORMATION EXPECTANT MOTHERS NEED-
ALL IN ONE PRACTICAL, ORGANIZED GUIDE!
First-time parents and seasoned pros will adore this information-packed compendium, smartly organized by trimester. With detailed lists of must-haves and essential facts, plus additional resources, including mail order and Internet shopping, you'll get it all done before the stork arrives. Find out everything you need to know about:
Handling Legal Issues (maternity leave, wills, guardians, baby's insurance)
Deciding on Childbirth Classes (finding the right one for you)
Gathering Maternity Clothes (don't buy-borrow, and look for resale treasures)
Sharing the Good News (when to tell family members, coworkers, and friends about the baby)
Planning Health Needs (registering with the hospital, packing, picking a pediatrician, stocking your medicine cabinet, home safety check)
Exploring Child-Care Choices (how to interview, set up, and oversee your childcare provider)
Buying Baby Clothes and Linens (keep the tags, get larger sizes)
Picking the Right Equipment (from car seats to strollers to baby monitors)
Feeding the Baby (successful breast-feeding, bottle needs)
And much, much more!
Did you know that:
Women who attend childbirth classes require less medication, have fewer forceps deliveries, and frequently feel more positive about their birthing experience than women who do not take classes?
Bringing home a gift from the baby for the older sibling helps ease the adjustment process?
The best way to gauge a baby's temperature is by its belly?
Experts estimate that between 80 and 90 percent of all car seats are installed incorrectly-you can double-check installation with your local police department or state highway patrol headquarters?
Babies may not need soap during the early months-rinsing your baby in warm water may be all that is necessary?
Keep this book handy and refer to it often as the months go by. Save time, achieve peace of mind, gain excellent information, and organize your life as you await your new bundle of joy with The Expectant Mothers' Checklist!