Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

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Steven P. Shelov
Bantam Books, 1998 - Child care. - 701 pages
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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A big fat book from the American Academy of Pediatrics gets four stars from me because I simply haven't found anything better, although I'm not a huge fan, I find it to be trustworthy and fairly ... Read full review

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Im a first time mother to be and my pediatrician said to get this book. So glad I did it seems to cover just about everything. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, is chairman of pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center, a professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and vice president of the Infants' and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn. He has edited several books from the American Academy of Pediatrics. M. Rosario Gonzalez de Rivas, MD, is a professor in pediatrics at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

Dr. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is 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. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 57,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. AAP books with Bantam include "Caring for Your Baby" and "Young Child Birth to Five," "Caring for Your School-Age Child Ages 5 to 12," "Caring for Your Teenage"r, "Guide to Toilet Training," and "New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding,

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