Your baby & child: from birth to age five

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Knopf, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 553 pages
29 Reviews
This classic on childcare now includes a special medical reference section.The first book to respond the the modern parent's concern for both the physical and psychological needs of the child. More than 625 illustrations, 75 in full-color.

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Review: Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five (Revised Edition)

User Review  - Kelly Murch - Goodreads

My mum bought this book when she fell pregnant with me, and gave me her copy when I fell pregnant at only 19 with my own daughter. It's been read & referred to so much it's fallen apart (& been taped ... Read full review

Review: Your Baby and Child

User Review  - Olga - Goodreads

I found the writing to be a bit dry and uninspiring, so I went ahead and skipped forward to the relevant part for my interests - ages 3-5. There was some information that I found useful and brought up ... Read full review


SECTION ONE Feeding and Growing 117 Sleeping
THE NEWBORN Sleeping 138 Excreting
Crying and Comforting

18 other sections not shown

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About the author (1989)

Penelope Leach is one of today's foremost authorities on child care, author of the greatly admired Your Baby & Child: From Birth to Age Five, which Dr. T. Berry Brazelton has called "A wonderful book... well researched, well written, and sensitive to both parents' and children's needs." Now, with the same authority and understanding, she discusses parents' concerns about children of all ages.

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