WHAT TO EXPECT THE TODDLER YEARS by Arlene Eisenberg

WHAT TO EXPECT THE TODDLER YEARS

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The bestselling mother-and-daughters team that told baby boomers in great detail what to expect when they were expecting (1984) and what to expect in the first year (not reviewed), now inundate parents again with this guide to years two and three. They cover medical check-ups, social development, and specific fears and concerns that all first-time parents have. Many are genuinely important (such as ``Strange Stools'' and ``Hitting Back''), but others are simply the day-to-day stuff of raising a child (do parents need advice on ``Fridge Opening''?). Information is sensible and down-to-earth, and comprehensive in chapters on toilet training and nutrition. But except for the final ``Ready Reference'' section on common illnesses and remedies, this massive compendium is almost impossible to use as a reference guide. Entries are not alphabetized, and anyway, who would think to look up ``Banging on Everything''? And what if your kid bangs in the 14th month instead of the 13h, where it's listed here? (First printing of 200,000; author tour)

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1994
ISBN: 0-89480-994-6
Page count: 928pp
Publisher: Workman
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1994




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