The arrival of a new baby can be an overwhelming event. This book helps parents understand the needs of the tiny individual who has entered their lives and provides reassuring advice about the many ways to meet these needs. Rhodanthe Lipsett has drawn together her knowledge, experience, and her wisdom gained over a lifetime of caring for babies and those who care for them. She has added to that the best advice from experts in the field. The book's subtitle is "Nurturing your baby your way," and that is exactly what this book is about. Rhodanthe's approach is both reassuring and empowering for new parents. Her message is that there is "no one right way" to look after your baby--allowing parents to understand there are options rather than rigid rules. Baby Care covers every possible topic of interest for those who are caring for a new baby. There are useful sections on communicating with your baby, understanding what those baby cries are telling you, feeding, sleeping and wakefulness, growth and development, and how to deal with postnatal problems which might emerge (such as depression). This book helps you get started with caring for your new baby, and takes you step-by-step through breastfeeding, reasons for crying, care and feeding, sleeplessness, and bottle feeding--all the essential things you will need to know to nurture and care for your baby in the first three months of life.