Bite-Sized Parenting: Your Baby's First Year

The Essential Guide to What Matters Most, from Sleeping and Feeding to Development and Play, in an Illustrated Month-by-Month Format

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Pub Date 19 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2023

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The most essential, evidence-based advice for baby’s first year in an easily digestible and full-color illustrated format designed for today’s busy parents

Congratulations! You have a new baby. But what you don’t have is a lot of time to comb through the overwhelming amount of information on caring for that baby.
In Bite-Sized Parenting, Sharon Mazel, one of America’s most trusted parenting experts, presents the latest, most practical science-backed advice that new moms and dads need most, without judgment and in an engaging visual format.
Bite-Sized Parenting is designed to make parenting in the first year less complicated and stressful. Its month-by-month format and full-color illustrated infographics—nearly 100 in all—are filled with expert medical, behavioral, nutritional, and developmental details aimed at empowering parents to care for their little ones with calm and confidence.
Strapped for time? Spend a few minutes with the bite-sized overviews for targeted advice, tips, and strategies you can use right away. Want to dig deeper and learn more? Read the “A Closer Look” sections for an in-depth dive, with more nuance, guidance, and background on each must-know topic. 

Each month, readers will learn:
  • Your baby “by the numbers”: expected ranges for your baby’s sleep times, feeding amounts, weight gain, and more
  • Age- and stage-appropriate guidance on feeding and eating, naps and night-time sleep, baby care and playing, and more
  • How to tackle common first-year challenges, including soothing a crying baby, recognizing hunger and sleep cues, teething and spitting up, starting solids and gagging, feeding and sleeping challenges, stranger anxiety, and more
  • Expert advice for tummy time, reaching motor milestones like rolling over, sitting, and crawling, stimulating baby’s brain, boosting language development, and more
  • Support for how you may be feeling in your baby’s first year—with reassurance that you’re not alone
The perfect gift (for yourself or someone else), Bite-Sized Parenting offers the key information new parents need, with warmth, support, and encouragement.
The most essential, evidence-based advice for baby’s first year in an easily digestible and full-color illustrated format designed for today’s busy parents

Congratulations! You have a new baby. But...

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Bite-Sized Parenting: Your Baby's First Year by Sharon Mazel

Being a mother for my 4 month-old newborn baby girl, I have read many books related to what to expect in the first year, parenting style, step by step guidebook and so on.

“Bite-sized Parenting” was an informative book telling parents what to expect and some suggestions and tips in the first year while handling the little monster at home. It categorized by monthly, so it’s easy to jump into the chapter you needed and you looked for. From monthly expectation, sleeping behavior, to some stimulation suggestion. These all were life-saving tips to parents.

Easy to read! If you are a newborn parent or you are expecting, I would recommend you to read this book.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Benbella Books and Sharon for this informative parenting toolbook!

Kindle: 320 pages
Pub date: Sep 19, 2023

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I will be a mum to a newborn in 2 months time so this came to me at the right time! Lots of tips and information to read through that I thought was very helpful and led to conversations with my partner.

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A very helpful and condensed guide to a baby's first year. I have read quite a few baby books and there doesn't seem to be anything new or revolutionary here. However, I am rating it 5 stars because it is truly BITE SIZED. This book has (mostly) everything you need and nothing you don't (except for some cute pictures). A lot of baby books are 300 pages, and while that isn't long, it can be overwhelming and this book is not. It is very succinct, which I would have liked before my son was born.

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Lovely book with lots of information that is presented in a very easy way to assimilate. Loved the cute illustrations.

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