Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 7th Edition: Birth to Age 5

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 24, 2019 - 960 pages
Now in its seventh edition! From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most up-to-date, expert advice for mothers, fathers, and care providers--all in one guide.

All parents want to provide the very best care for their children. This essential resource from the most respected organization in child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend. Parents can safely trust the guidance, which covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training and from breastfeeding to nurturing your child's self-esteem. Whether it's resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, this new and revised edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child has everything you need, with information on . . .

- Basic care from infancy through age five
- Milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth, as well as visual, hearing, language, and movement mileposts
- Information on healthy development and disabilities, including what to watch for and when to seek help
- Injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities addressed in a complete health encyclopedia
- Updated content dedicated to environmental hazards and allergies
- Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care, with spotlights on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
- An in-depth discussion of breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges
- Revised nutrition recommendations, including the importance of early introduction of allergenic foods and obesity prevention tips
- Updated safety standards: the very latest AAP recommendations, from CPR instruction, safe sleep, and immunizations to childproofing tips, car safety seats, and toy safety
- Tips for choosing childcare programs
- Cutting edge research on early brain development and how babies and young children think
- Updated media chapter, including the effects of media and technology exposure on children and how to make the most of screen time in the home

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child is an essential childcare resource--recommended by pediatricians and trusted by parents.

 

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Contents

Getting the Best Prenatal Care
10
Choosing a Pediatric Healthcare
19
Issues to Discuss with Your
26
Preparing Your Home and Family
32
Routine Vaginal Delivery
45
Delivery Room Procedures
51
Basic Infant Care
61
Clothing
78
Food Poisoning and Food
544
Inguinal Hernia
552
Asthma and Allergies
561
Insect Bites and Stings
577
Behaviors Raising Concerns About
585
Pacifier Thumb and Finger Sucking
594
Chest and Lungs
603
Influenza
609

Feeding Your Baby
87
BottleFeeding
120
Feedings
128
Burping Hiccups and Spitting
134
Your Newborns First Days
140
Parenting Issues
149
The First Month
159
Age One Month Through
201
Basic Care
215
Immunization Update
224
Age Four Months Through
227
Language Development
235
Basic Care
241
Safety Check
256
Basic Care
281
Drowning
293
Basic Care
309
Behavior
323
Immunization Update
330
Your TwoYearOld
337
Family Relationships
366
Safety Check
372
Basic Care
392
Visit to the Pediatrician
402
Early Education
437
Selecting a Childcare Center
449
Building a Relationship with Your
455
Preventing Injuries and Promoting
464
Keeping Your Child Safe
473
Baby Equipment
488
Safety Outside the Home
495
Bicycles and Tricycles
509
Safety Around Animals
517
AbdominalGastrointestimal
527
Celiac Disease
533
Whooping Cough Pertussis
616
Cystic Fibrosis
627
HIV Infection and AIDS
634
Developmental Disabilities
641
Congenital Abnormalities
652
Hearing Loss Hearing Impairment
659
Ears Nose and Throat
667
Sinusitis
675
Sore Throat Strep Throat
681
Burns
693
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
699
Drowning
705
Head InjuryConcussion
711
Environmental Health
719
Fish
726
Amblyopia
737
Glaucoma
743
Family Issues
749
Divorce
755
Sibling Rivalry
764
Multiples
771
Genital and Urinary
783
Undescended Testicles
789
Head Neck and Nervous
797
Seizures Convulsions and Epilepsy
803
Heart Murmur
809
Immunizations
817
Birthmarks and Hemangiomas
847
Fifth Disease Erythema
853
Molluscum Contagiosum
860
Ringworm Tinea
866
Warts
872
Your Childs Sleep
873
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Dr. Tanya Altmann is Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel. Her book Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, hit several best sellers' lists after its release. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics' parenting book The Wonder Years.

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