What To Expect Book Series Review and Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!


I was recently contacted by whattoexpect.com and asked if I would do a review and giveaway of their books.  As the mother of 5, who read these books cover to cover and went through a few copies of What to Expect When You’re Expecting and What to Expect The First Year and also at least one copy of What to Expect The Second Year, it was a no brainer.  I was sent the latest editions of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, What to Expect The First Year and What to Expect The Second Year.  One thing I loved about What To Expect When You’re Expecting, is that an anxious expectant mother like myself did not need any pregnancy books to scare her or make her worry more than she already did.  The tone of the book is very reassuring, while not sweeping serious issues under the rug they are presented in such a way as to not frantically alarm expectant parents.  I also loved how it was set up and I would read this book every night and go month by month and look ahead to the month to come.  It was full of great information for dealing with some of the common issues of pregnancy as well as the not so common.  This would be my ultimate first and foremost pregnancy book recommendation.  I am sure many of you already agree with me.

What to Expect The First Year takes you on the exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking first year of life with baby.  Find expert advice on colic, diaper rash, weaning, sleeping, feeding, illness, and other issues that are paramount in raising baby from birth to 1 year.

What to Expect The Second Year continues the journey from 12 months to 2 years, find advice on discipline, feeding, behaviour issues, social development and more.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting:

The latest information, a friendlier-than-ever voice, a new look — it’s a brand-new, cover-to-cover revision of What to Expect When You’re Expecting—the book that’s been a New York Times bestseller for 351 weeks and counting, and is read by over 90 percent of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the fourth edition covers everything an expectant mom (and dad) needs to know, from preparing for pregnancy to birth to those first miraculous (and exhausting) weeks with a new baby. It is overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor, making it even more accessible and easier to use than ever before.

Highlights of the fourth edition include:

  • Detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters
  • Practical advice for pregnant women on the job
  • Expanded chapter on pre-conception
  • Much more on surviving pregnancy’s emotional ups and downs
  • Brand-new section on having a safe and pampered pregnancy


What to Expect the First Year:

Following a two-year, cover-to-cover, line-by-line revision and update, America’s bestselling guide to caring for a baby is now better than ever.

The second edition of What to Expect the First Year incorporates the most recent developments in pediatric medicine. Every question and answer has been revisited, and in response to letters from readers, dozens of new Q&A’s have been added. The book is more reader-friendly than ever, and the new material brings more in-depth coverage to issues such as newborn screening, home births and the resulting at-home newborn care, vitamins and vaccines, milk allergies, causes of colic, sleep problems, SIDS, returning to work, sibling matters, weaning, sippy cups, the expanded role of the father, and much more.

 book includes:

  • Information on your child’s monthly growth and development
  • Feeding strategies for every age and stage
  • Sleep solutions that really work
  • Up-to-date medical advice and practical tips


What to Expect the Second Year:

Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 9.7 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 words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don’t always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums).
Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic, and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies, and plenty of parental pep talks. It helps parents decode the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always adorable little person last year’s baby has become.

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.

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10 Responses to What To Expect Book Series Review and Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

  1. Michelle E.

    when to start taking folic acid when ttc

  2. Heather Collins

    I learned a lot about Folic Acid and about Calcium intake.

  3. Wendy W.

    In the Pregnancy section, they have “Ask Heidi: Pregnancy Questions”! Love it! I also love the Week By Week Pregnancy Calender!

  4. Kimberly Schotz

    I like the amount of useful information, it brings up things you need to think about

  5. Casey

    I like the A through Z health guide

  6. Rochelle Sindelar

    I like that they have a link for Penny-Pintching Ideas. Some great info on there!!

  7. Cristen C.

    I learned that when my baby becomes a toddler, she will probably be able to remove the outlet plug protector covers (the little plastic inserts) so i will need step up my security.

  8. Patty s.

    The kid pleasing meal section is good..

  9. Anne

    I like the custom newsletters they have for my pregnancy.

  10. Melissa

    I like the A through Z health guide

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