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

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Steven P. Shelov
Bantam, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 892 pages
51 Reviews
The organization that represents the nation's finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child care 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 up-to-date, "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child includes:
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
Safety checks for home, outdoors, and car
A guide for choosing child-care programs
A discussion of family issues from sibling rivalry and adoption to stepfamilies and working mothers
And much more
"Caring for Your Baby and Young Child is an essential child-care resource for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their children--and the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust.
  

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This is a great reference book for parents! - Goodreads
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User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

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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I highly recommend this book for parents. Read full review

Contents

Part
1
Getting the Best Prenatal Care
9
Preparing for Delivery s
16
Preparing Your Home and Family
26
Preparing Your Other Children
32
Basiclnfant Care _ s s
53
Your Babys Basic Health
74
BottleFeeding z z
107
AbdominalGastrointestinal
508
Constipation 444l
515
Diarrl1ea ss
524
Hepatitis 44Ip44II4
532
Allergies
541
Food Allergy
550
Behavior u a _ _t M
565
Hyperactivity
572

5
115
S Your Babys First Days
125
Parenting Issues
136
Health Watch
142
The First Month
148
Birthmarks and Hemangiomas
164
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
176
Age One Month Through
192
Sleeping
208
Health
215
Behavior
239
Health Watc
246
Basic Carem
270
Behavior
277
Your OneYearOd
285
Cognitive Development
292
Basic Care_ e
299
Basic Care c
305
Growth and Development _
326
Basic Care w W c W
342
Family Relationships
352
Immunization Update
358
Visit to the Pediatrician Immunization Update
389
Basic Care _
403
Visit to the Pediatrician
416
Making a Final Selection
432
Basic Care e
433
Building a Relationship with
438
Controlling In ectious Diseases
445
Keeping Your Child Safe
457
Kitchen
465
Safety Outside the Home
477
In the Community
502
Temper Tantrums
580
Chest and Lungs
587
Whooping Cough Pertussis
600
Anemia
609
HIV Infection and AIDS
616
Autism Spectrum Disorders
622
Congenital Abnormalities
631
Ears Nose and Throat
647
Sore Throat Strep Throat
661
Tonsils and Adenoid
667
Choking
679
Electric Shock
685
Poisoning
692
Asbestos W
700
Pesticides Herbicides
707
Eye Injuries
717
Family Issues
723
Grief Reaction
737
Stepfamiliesm
743
Genital and Urinary
757
Urethral Valves
763
Head Neck and Nervous
770
Mumps __ _ __ _ _
777
Arrhyth mias
785
Immunizations
792
What Shots Does Your Child
799
Bowlegs and KnockKnees
805
Fifth Disease Erythema
818
Measlesm
826
Roseola lnfantum Rubella German Measles
832
Bites
884
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Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center, and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. In 2002 Dr. Shelov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, editor-in-chief of The Wonder Years, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice and clinical instructor at Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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