21 Stupendous Heidi Murkoff Quotes

Heidi Murkoff is the author of the best selling series ‘What to Expect’ parenting series. Founder of the What to Expect Foundation, Murkoff has listed as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the World and obtained several other awards and recognition. Here is a look at some of the best Heidi Murkoff quotes to remember.

“All I craved was reassurance. I needed someone to tell me that all the seemingly random symptoms I had – weird things, such as excess saliva – were normal.”

“As obesity creeps into preschools, and hypertension and type II diabetes become pediatric problems for the very first time, the case for starting preventive health care in the cradle has become too compelling to keep ignoring.”

“Choose organic produce whenever you possibly can and if you can afford it.”

“Getting your little one used to longer daytime naps may increase the chances for a better night’s sleep for you.”

“Healthy bodies make healthy babies so you have nothing to lose!”


“I’m not here to judge, I’m here to empower women to figure out what’s best for them.”

“Is there a downside to eating well and getting in shape?”

“It doesn’t take a brain surgeon… or a cardiologist… or a pediatrician… or even a policy wonk to figure out that a penny’s worth of preventive care is worth many dollars of sick care.”

“Let your tot cry for a full five minutes (it’ll seem much longer). Then go back in and repeat the original routine—a quick pat, a gentle “good night,” and go.”

“Most experts agree that speaking two languages to your baby from the start allows your little one to “acquire” a second language along with the first as opposed to merely “learning” it, as would be the case if it were introduced later.”

“Researchers have found that a woman’s brain-cell volume actually decreases during pregnancy (which could explain why you won’t remember what you just read about in that last paragraph).”

“Rooting reflex. A newborn whose cheek is gently stroked will turn in the direction of the stimulus, mouth open and ready to feed. This reflex helps the baby locate the breast or bottle and secure a meal.”

“Taking pre-natal vitamins can minimise birth defects and can lower the chances both of morning sickness and premature delivery.”

“Taking the time to watch, listen to, and discern your baby’s nonverbal cues won’t only make your job of providing care easier, but it’ll make your baby’s job of taking on the world easier.”

“There’s been at least one study that’s shown an increased risk of miscarriage in women who drink moderate amounts of caffeine, and that’s only 1 1/2 to 2 cups a day.”

“What happens on the morning of the first birthday?”

“When I was first pregnant, which was, let’s see, in nineteen-eighty-three – I remember wearing a regular bathing suit to my in-laws’ pool. It was just like a spandex one-piece, completely modest, and yet people were looking at me like it was obscene.”

“While organic foods aren’t necessarily more nutritious, eating them means you’ll be consuming fewer chemicals (and consequently, so will baby).”

“You can also play a traditional Ring Around the Rosie while holding baby in your arms—standing and turning in a circle before plopping down on the floor together.”

“You know all that stuff they say about becoming a grandmother? How amazing it is … how much you’ll love it … how it’s all the best parts of being a parent—without the sleep deprivation?”

“Your fetus is a captive diner, eating in a uterine cafe that you’re catering.”

Heidi Murkoff sits down for this five minute clip with Parents TV to discuss her book, ‘What to Expect Before You’re Expecting.’ With additional topics related to children behavior, discipline, and education; check out this great video below.

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