Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read The Wonder Weeks
. This book will open parents' eyes to aspects of their children's growth, development, changing behavior, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing.
— Catherine Snow, PhD, Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
This is a very practical and entertaining window into the baby's first year and a half. van de Rijt and Plooij have observed and found the vulnerable times in an infant's development that I independently came to in my book Touchpoints
(Perseus). The authors' observations and practical suggestions are wonderful.
— T. Berry Brazelton, MD, professor emeritus, Harvard Medical SchoolThe Wonder Weeks
is the newly-updated go-to guide for understanding your child’s mental developmental milestones (referred to as “leaps”)….Understanding the real reason behind crying and eating and sleeping problems is the only real solution parents need, and take it from us—you’ll be glad to be in the know.
— Pregnancy & Newborn
One of our personal favorites…[a] comprehensive guide to baby’s development during the first 20 months…
— The Bump
Reading The Wonder Weeks
saved my sanity more than once during the times my baby got inexplicably fussy or refused to sleep. It's a must read for any new mom.
Armed with the insight of [The Wonder Weeks
] I would have been more confident as a new parent... rather than anxious, about how my baby was experiencing the world
— Rookie Moms
Fantastic tips on how to help baby reach his potential during and after [the wonder weeks].
— The Cradle Coach
Once I realized there was a reason—and a positive reason, at that—that my kid had suddenly turned terrible, it eased the pain of parenting through these times.
The book outlines when and why each “wonder week” happens; it also offers parents insights into how to help their babies navigate each wonder week, and turn it into a leap forward for baby.
— The Baby Sleep Site