Checklist for Your First Baby contains more information than the competition. The book is divided by trimester and gives directions and information for the planning needed at each stage of the pregnancy and after the birth of the child. The first trimester includes information on nutrition and exercise for the new mother, questions to ask your doctor, and a suggested reading list. The second trimester discusses how to tell siblings, co-workers, family and friends, covers insurance issues, budgeting for your baby, suggestions for maternity clothes, planning and equipping the nursery, choosing the right childbirth class, breast vs. bottle feeding, diaper choices, etc. The third trimester includes choosing the right pediatrician, the right name, childcare choices, what to pack for the hospital, how to involve family and friends A final section includes caring for your newborn, questions to ask at a postpartum check up, suggestions for exercising with your baby, for calming a fussy baby, traveling with a new baby.
Checklists are included throughout the book. These include lists of questions for your doctor, for your insurance company, lists of clothes to purchase for yourself and your newborn, lists of nursery essentials, safety checklists for individual items, questions for childbirth classes, questions for potential caregivers, lists of what to pack for the hospital, lists of questions for your pediatrician.
Checklist for Your First Baby has all the information needed to feel like a parenting pro!