What to Expect the Second Year Giveaway

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I’m thrilled to be able to share that there is a brand new member of the legendary What to Expect family – What to Expect the Second Year.  It’s the next step after What to Expect the First Year – and book that parents can turn to when their baby turns toddler.

What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday and guides parents through the fascinating, complicated, sometimes maddening, always magical second year.  Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions, strategies and plenty of parental pep talks.  Written in an easy-to-access, topic-by-topic format this book features chapters on growth, feeding, sleeping, behaviors of every conceivable kind, discipline (including teaching right from wrong) and keeping a toddler healthy and safe.  Thinking of traveling with a toddler in tow?  There’s a chapter for that too.

Here’s an example of what the book offers for decoding your toddler:


Cheerios need only apply.

Variety may be the spice of life–but not for comfort-craving toddlers. The more things change, the more toddlers hunger for the same-old-same-old, and for most, that goes emphatically for food.

Let picky toddlers pick. Offer only healthy foods–and keep healthy foods in the house–and your picky eater can’t help but pick healthy choices.

Mother’s Day Ideas

For an expecting mother a set of all the ‘What to Expect’ books would prepare her for the first couple of years!  Or if Mom is currently parenting a 12 to 24 month old, this would make a great gift – include a gift card to her favorite coffee shop so she can get some time alone to read it!

I am so excited to be able to offer a What to Expect the Second Year gift basket to give away to one lucky person!  In addition to the book itself, the basket will contain must-have items for any toddler and the parents who love them – board books for inquisitive minds, building blocks and balls to assist with small motor function development, toddler-sized utensils, safety covers to keep the little one safe and, of course, a snuggly stuffed animal.

To enter the giveaway just let me know who the lucky recipient of this basket will be.  You can enter daily but the above must be completed the first time you enter.  Each subsequent day you can comment with daily entry.

* Visit the What to Expect Site and share what part of the site you felt to be most useful

* Register on the What to Expect website

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Open to US residents ages 18+, ends April 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

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