So proud!! The Wonder Weeks won the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medal! Honoring Excellence Adult Books – Parenting!!


Frequently asked question

Which date must I use/enter to calculate the leaps? To calculate the leaps you have to enter the due date. Also with preemies and twins. The timing of the mental development of a baby is linked to the age since conception and not to the age since birth.

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No Parenting Advice, But Baby Insight!

The Wonder Weeks: No Parenting Advice, But Baby Insight!

We know that every other baby book out there claims to be the definitive baby book: ‘If you do this, here’s what will happen and you will have good results and your baby will be President someday.’ Well, it doesn’t work that way. Every parent has his own parenting style and every good-hearted parent knows what is best for his child. Telling parents what to do is not doing them – or their baby – any good. It just frustrated everyone. This is why The Wonder Weeks is different. It gives parents insight to their baby’s head and, armed with this knowledge, parents can better recognize how to raise their kids.

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Dr. Frans explains

Many people ask us if they can use only The Wonder Weeks chart, and not the book. Dr. Frans explains why you can’t use the chart without the book. 

The three C’s:

The three C's of The Wonder Weeks

For 35 years, we have been studying interactions between mothers and babies. We have documented—in objective observations, from personal records, and on videotape—the times at which mothers report their babies to be “difficult.” These difficult periods are usually accompanied by the three C’s: Clinginess, Crankiness, and Crying. We now know that they are the tell-tale signs of a period in which the child makes a major leap forward in his mental development..

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Discover your baby’s personality

Worldwide Bestseller: The Wonder Weeks

When you open up to your baby and look for everything he ‘tells you’ with his body language, you get a very good idea of your baby’s personality. By keeping track of which skills your baby chooses after a leap, from among the many new possible skills listed in each section of ‘The Wonder Weeks’, you get an even better picture. Some parents want to check off as many skills as possible. Don’t do this. This is like expecting an athlete to master all possible sports at once. Developing skills takes time and practice.

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