Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too! (Anglais) Broché – 1 mai 2012
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A steady, ever-present resource of both information and wisdom for brand-new parents taking care of their child from the newborn stage through the baby's first year of life. When you're faced with a perplexing development, reach for this complete Guide by the baby experts at the renowned Mayo Clinic By doctors who are also parents.
Yikes, you're suddenly parents, home alone with your brand-new baby! Where's your own mother or smart friend —where's your pediatrician — when you desperately need reassurance and advice? Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year is a steady, ever-present source of both information and wisdom. When you're faced with a perplexing development, reach for this complete Guide by the baby experts at the renowned Mayo Clinic. When you wonder what might happen next, check the "Month-by-Month Growth and Development" pages of this trusted companion.
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By the baby experts at Mayo Clinic
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I highly recommend it, specially to first-time moms and dads!
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My big problem with the AAP books was that there were just too many of them. A book on "taking your baby home." A book on his first month. A book on his first year. A book on his first five years. A book on his third Tuesday through his ninth winter solstice. All very fine books, judging by reviews, but the whole collected seemed a bit too incoherent to me. And did I really need an encyclopedia's worth of literature to get this kid through his first year?
Then there's this book. A measly handful of reviews, which is odd, considering it's the follow up to the well-reviewed Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. That was our pregnancy book of choice, and we thought it was great. So we went for it, and I'm happy to say that this book is just as great.
To me, the most important thing about this book is that it's got balance. It's readable, with enough humor to keep you interested, but not so much as to be cloying and false. It's not a roller coaster of hilarity written in the style of a home appliance manual or a midcentury scouting guidebook, but there's a good joke here and there. And it steers you in the right direction, laying out the pros and cons of each decision you need to make, but it doesn't get preachy. There's no agenda other than what's best for mother and child. Maybe best of all, though, is that it's concise without being cursory. It's got almost everything we've needed to know so far -- we haven't really been surprised by a recommendation from the pediatrician yet -- but doesn't ramble.
All in all, a fantastic book. I can't imagine how they'd improve it.
I am overjoyed that it talks about the feelings mothers have about enjoying the intellectual stimulation, adult interaction, and earning ability that comes with a career--something other books (*cough* Sears *cough*) don't even MENTION. So I don't have to beat myself up for liking my job. Oddly, though, I would have appreciated it if it had been a little more positive about the staying-at-home choice. This book talks about how if you analyze your finances you may be able to afford for one parent to stay at home and this can be isolating and emotionally difficult--all true--but I would have appreciated a section on self-care for stay-at-home parents, to balance out the section on self-care for working-out-of-home parents. It's not an easy decision and there are pros and cons on both sides and I felt this book was overly biased in favor of working outside of the home, even though I myself work outside of the home and I appreciated that it wasn't overly biased in the direction of staying at home. I hope this makes sense! Really, I like the AAP book better, but this one is fine, too.
Not on the Kindle though. 1 star for a dysfunctional version that lacks basic formatting and reading functions.
Very, very small font size that will be all but unreadable for most people.
No font size adjustment.
No highlighting on my Kindle Touch or the iPad.
No rotating the page.
No bookmarks on the iPad.
No searching. (this is especially unfortunate since it is encouraged to jump around to the relevant section that you want to read about. Or when you want to look up a rash and see if it is something serious).
One or two failures might still work but it is the combination of all the above issues that makes this Kindle version so problematic as to be all but readable.
These are all basic functions that are standard on e-books now and that should be expected to work on a +$10 book. This takes away from the joy of reading on the Kindle and is totally unnecessary and easily avoided.
Amazon and or the e-publisher Rosetta Books should publish a free update of the Kindle book file (has happened before).
I have contacted both of them and notified them of the above.
Will update this review if a new version comes available.
Buy the hardcopy for now, and enjoy your baby (!).