Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age Five

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Steven P. Shelov
Bantam Books, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 752 pages
49 Reviews
The organization that represents the nation’s finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child health answers all your medical and parenting questions. Here is sound, reassuring advice on child rearing that covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. Here, too, is an indispensable guide to recognizing and solving common childhood health problems, plus detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations.

Comprehensive, accurate, and doctor-approved,Caring for Your Baby and Young Childprovides the very latest state-of-the-art information, including:

• Basic care from infancy through age five
• Guidelines and milestones for physical, emotional,
social, and cognitive growth
• A complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses,
congenital diseases, and other disabilities
• Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with sections
on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
• An in-depth guide to breastfeeding, including its benefits,
techniques, and challenges
• A complete guide for immunizations and updated information
on vaccine safety
• A guide for choosing child care programs and car safety seats
• Ways to reduce your child’s exposure to environmental hazards,
such as tobacco smoke
• New sections on grandparents, stay-at-home dads,
computers and the Internet, and much more

Caring for Your Baby and Young Childis an essential child care resource for all parents who want to provide the very best for their children—and the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust.
  

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This book is somewhat fun to follow in terms of understanding what developmental milestones your baby is going to hit when. But for the most part, I could find the same information and advice just looking it up on the internet. BabyCenter has it all. Read full review

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Contents

Preparing for a New Baby
3
Issues to Discuss with Your
11
Preparing Your Home and Family
17
Birth and the First
28
Leaving the Delivery Area
39
Vomiting
45
Your Babys Basic Health Care
66
Hour Do You Know If Your Baby
96
Saiety inside Your Home
430
Baby Equipment
440
Einetgencies
475
Cuts and Scrapes
485
Head InjuryConcussion
491
Ab10minaV
497
Food Poisoning
505
Hepatitis
512

Advantages and Disadvantages
106
Attlount and Schedule of Formula
113
Your Babys First Days
121
Parenting Issues
134
The First Month
143
Basic Care
160
The Family
166
Safety Check
175
Basic Care
188
Health Watch
194
Basic Care
214
Behavior
223
Safety Check
230
Basic Care
251
Visit to the Pediatrician
263
Age Eight Months Through
264
Basic Care
278
Resolving Conflicts that Arise
337
Growth and Development
340
Age Four to Five Years
356
Basic Care
368
Traveling with Your Preschooler
382
Safety Check
388
Making a Final Selection
399
Building a Relationship with Your
407
What to Do When Your
411
Preventing and Dealing with
417
Why Children Get Injured
424
Pinworms
519
Behavior
525
Temper Tantrums
538
Whooping Cough Pertussis
557
Ears Nose and Throat
575
Sore Throat Strep Throat
589
Family issues
609
SingleParent Families
623
Ge1lt0urinaiyTract
641
Head Neck
652
Seizures Convulsions
660
Heart Murmur
667
Immunizations
673
Bowlegs and KnockKnees
683
Skin
689
Fifth Disease Erythema
695
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702
Chronic Conditions
713
Diabetes Mellitus
719
The Environment
727
SecondHand Smoke
733
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Dr. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is currently Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. He is the Editor-in-Chief of several of the parent publications for the AAP including Caring For Your Baby and Young Child, The First Year Of Life, and A Guide to Child Symptoms. Dr. Shelov pioneered and developed these series of books. In 2002, Dr. Shelov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics, its singular highest award for pediatric education.

Dr Robert Hannemann is a board certified pediatrician practicing part time at the Arnett Clinic in Lafayette, Indiana. He is Visiting Professor of Child Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana where he is engaged in teaching and research. Dr Hannemann is Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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