Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child's Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years

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Random House Publishing Group, May 25, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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From blue birthmarks to bulging belly buttons, dimpled ears to double eyelashes, this indispensable guide will teach you how to interpret the “body signs” that are important clues to your baby’s health.
Like most parents, you probably notice—and often worry about—every little change in your growing baby. Why is one of his pupils bigger than the other? What’s that bald spot on her head? Why is he walking on tippy toes? Drawn from the latest research and reviewed by a panel of pediatricians and other medical experts, Baby Body Signs will answer these and other troubling questions. You’ll also learn
• when snoring is normal and when it’s a sign of sleep apnea
• what type of freckles may signal a rare genetic disorder
• how a simple baby photo can help uncover an eye tumor
• when swollen breasts in babies are a sign of a hormonal problem

Baby Body Signs will help you decide when to call the pediatrician and when to relax and stop worrying. What’s more, it’s packed with fascinating facts about child health—from how in medieval Europe babies were expected to talk when they had all their teeth to the fact that the ears are the first part of the body to reach full size. As entertaining as it is informative, this is the book you’ll want to keep close at hand throughout your baby’s infancy and toddler years.

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From cone heads to bald spots to hidden penises, there is no doubt that infants can present some alarming conditions that, while usually harmless and self-resolving, can send Mom and Dad into a tizzy ... Read full review


Foreword xi
Your Babys Hair and Scalp
Your Babys Eyes
Your Babys Ears
Flaring Nostrils Q Hairless Bump on the Nose Q Hairy Bump
Your Babys Torso and Limbs
Your Babys Skin
Traveling Diaper Rash Hairy Moles 0 Skin Tag
Your Babys Body Wastes
A Wee Bit of Pee Peeing a Lot Very Yellow Pee Orange

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Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer. Her articles have appeared in American Health, Ms., Newsweek, Redbook, Self, and Vogue, and she has appeared on numerous television talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. She has a daughter, Rebecca, a cat, Fazelnut, and lives with her husband, Richard—also a writer—in New York City.

Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers. She is also a former medical editor of Family Health magazine. She has a daughter, Elizabeth, two dogs, Coco and Abby, and divides her time between Darien, Connecticut, and Sag Harbor, New York.

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