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What to Expect the Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months [Paperback]

Heidi Murkoff
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Book Description

April 5 2011 What to Expect
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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About the Author

It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.

In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker.
Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac

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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend it. Aug. 27 2014
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As with what to expect in the first year this was/is my manual for my now 2 year old child. I'm a father and read each chapter as he grows. The information within is pretty much spot on. When I need it, its there. Am very happy with this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars some useful info March 2 2014
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some useful info but not exact what I want. general information collected here and there. you need to find some other source for the information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful in understanding toddler Feb. 16 2014
By Mys17
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The book gives a good breakdown as to what to expect from your toddler. After reading it I felt better knowing that the behaviors my son was exhibiting were normal. It also shed some light on additional things we needed to do like take our son for an eye exam (FYI - if you live in Ontario, OHIP covers eye exams for your tot until age 19) and buying the right shoes for an early walker, which can be a bit challenging. Overall, a good buy.
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By tleader
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I really like this book. We've kept up with the What to Expect series ever since I was pregnant the first time and I find this one just as informative as the first two.
I love the areas where it breaks down the development stages month by month.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chapter Disappointment July 14 2011
By RL2444 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very informative, however that chapters are not designated by age (month). In this book they are by categories. The information is great, but I miss reading about each month's development, etc.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I carry this in my bag wherever my little guy goes! April 22 2011
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When I became a mom for the first time I can remember being glued to What to Expect the First Year (What to Expect (Workman Publishing)). In fact I have had the same copy of this book for more than seven years now and find myself peeking at it every now and then too look for advise as my children went on in life. Now I am thrilled at the release of What to Expect the Second Year: From 12 to 24 Months (What to Expect (Workman Publishing)). Maybe this is because of my Elliot just turning one a few days ago and maybe it is because finally my needs for information as they age have been meet by author Heidi Murkoff.

One of my biggest issues that began when my son made the transition from bottle to solids was his eating habits. For the first week it was all eggs, cheerios and applesauce it seemed. It was then and even now very picky and left much on his plate ever meal. In a chapter I learned how to add a sippy cup and some self feeding tips that have helped us get over the dietary issues and on to a well feed little man again.

I have learned how to handle early temper tantrums with grace and compassion and found tips on safety proofing that even this momma of many would have overlooked. Most importantly I have found ways to encourage positive behaviors and ways to mold a growing mind.

I have not read this book completely as of today but use it regularly with my many questions (thank goodness for the index). I am sure given another month I will have touched on every subject What to Expect the Second Year contains. I welcome it with open arms and even carry this with me wherever we go.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as others in What to Expect series.. May 9 2012
By B. Memorable - Published on Amazon.com
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Let me say this first - I am a huge fan of What to Expect When You're Expecting and WTE First Year books. I have told dozens of people they should purchase them so I was really excited to get this for my son's newest year. With the other two, there literally was never a topic I wanted to know about that wasn't discussed. Not the case with Second Year.

Other than skimming the pages and reading general Second Year info, I have gone to this book three times for specific questions regarding my son. All three were big strike-outs. In case you were wondering the three issues were hand, foot and mouth disease, impact of death of a close family member, and excessive drooling with no other medical problem.

All in all, this book has lots of great information and is probably worth buying. Just don't expect it to be a go-to book as in-depth and comprehensive as the earlier books. Who knows - maybe we are just a bit too far from norm!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like What To Expect Birth to One Year Nov. 9 2013
By Tasha Cole - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book without first reading it because of the excellent reviews on Amazon & because I loved the What To Expect Birth to One Year that I own...My daughter is 15 months old & I missed reading what to expect each month after we reached the end of the last book and really looked forward to continuing the journey with this book. Sigh-I was up till nearly 3am pouring over all the chapters & I have to say I SHOULD have sat down & read it before I bought it ! I found it to be a bit repetitive in its approach to bad behavior, but worse its not broke down by age -at all! Its broke down by topic only and let me say, in my opinion, there is a huge difference in age span between 12 & 24 months! It didnt take this into account at all and because of this the book was a bit bland...Nice to flip through but not something I would have purchased. I would have loved it if this book had been set up like the Birth To One Year (as well as the Pregnancy one).
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource Dec 12 2011
By RazzJAD - Published on Amazon.com
This book is a great resource especially for the first time parents. Very similiar to the what to expect the first year, but helpful with additional milestones and what not.
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