Authors: Heidi Murkoff
Sandee Hathaway, B.S.N.
Morris Green, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Perry W. Lesh Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University Medical Center
Copyright © 1994, 1996, 2009 by
What to Expect LLC
Book illustrations copyright © 1994, 2009 by Marika Hahn
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Material in “What Your Toddler May Be Doing Now”:
Adapted from the Denver Developmental Materials, W. K. Frankenburg, M.D.
By permission of the author. Height, Weight and Head Circumference Charts, pages 862–65:
Developed by the National Center for Health Statistics in collaboration with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2000).
Book design: Lisa Hollander with Janet Vicario
Front cover illustration: Tim O’Brien based on a photograph by Penny Gentieu/babystock Back cover illustration: Tim O’Brien based on a photograph from Getty Images Cover quilt: Lynn Parmentier, Quilt Creations,
Quilt photography: Davies + Starr
Book illustrations: Marika Hahn
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All children are unique and this book is not intended to substitute for the advice of your pediatrician or other physician who should be consulted on toddler matters, especially when a child shows any sign of illness or unusual behavior.
o Elizabeth, the toddler we could always turn to; and to Emma, Wyatt, Rachel, and Ethan, whose toddler years are gone but certainly not forgotten.
To Howard, Erik, and Tim, our partners in parenting, and our very best friends.
Much like the eight toddlers we’ve had the pleasure of parenting,
What to Expect the Toddler Years
has presented us with countless challenges. And in the four years that it has taken us to research, write, and produce it, we’ve been lucky enough to work with many wonderful people who have assisted us in facing those challenges. Now, with the book in hand (make that two hands; at 900 plus pages, one hand won’t do), we’d like to take the opportunity to express our thanks to those who have helped put it there:
All the readers of our previous books, not only for their input, insights (keep those cards and letters coming!), and their loyalty (so greatly appreciated), but for their patience as they waited (and waited, and waited) for this book’s arrival.
Elizabeth Hathaway, toddler-come-lately, for obligingly posing for countless knock-knee photos, for always doing everything “by the book,” and for generally being the right age at the right time.
Dr. Morris Green, our esteemed and distinguished medical advisor, who never flinched (at least visibly) at the endless piles of paper we sent him, who painstakingly crossed our medical t’s and dotted our medical i’s, who brought not just scientific knowledge, but great sensitivity to the task, and who worked at laser speed no matter how busy he was on other projects.
Suzanne Rafer, our intrepid editor and good friend (she’d have to be), who waded through the sea of manuscript with her usual grace, style, sense of humor, and more “flags” than the United Nations will ever see.
The entire Workman team and extended family, but especially Lisa Hollander and Janet Vicario for their artistic expertise; Judit Bodnar for perceptive copy-editing, and Joan L. Giurdanella and Rob Sternitzky for attentive proofreading; David Schiller for copy that lets readers tell our books by their covers; and Peter Workman for his wisdom, understanding, and patience.
Marika Hahn for adorning the book with so many adorable toddlers.