Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 992 pages
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OVER 50 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!

THE CLASSIC THAT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE TIMES! For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Dr. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains expanded information in many new areas, including:

• Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations

• Obesity and nutrition

• Cultural diversity and nontraditional family structures

• Children's learning and brain development

• The newest thinking on children with special needs

• Environmental health

• Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, depression, and autism— including medications and behavioral interventions

• Children and the media, including electronic games

• Coping with family stress

• And much, much more

With an updated glossary of common medications and an authoritative list of the most reliable online resources, this invaluable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spock's #1 rule of parenting: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

 

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Contents

SECTION
15
YOUR NEWBORN BIRTH TO ABOUT THREE MONTHS
46
THE FIRST YEAR FOUR TO TWELVE MONTHS
91
YOUR TODDLER TWELVE TO TWENTYFOUR MONTHS
131
YOUR TWOYEAROLD
150
YOUR PRESCHOOLER THREE TO FIVE YEARS
163
SIX THROUGH ELEVEN YEARS
177
TWELVE TO EIGHTEEN YEARS
191
ACTING OUT
542
MESSINESS DAWDLING AND WHINING
557
HABITS
564
TOILET TRAINING SOILING AND BEDWETTING
575
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
597
GETTING HELP
620
LEARNING AND THE BRAIN
629
READY FOR SCHOOL
640

FEEDING IN THE FIRST YEAR
219
BREASTFEEDING
242
FORMULA FEEDING
285
STARTING SOLID FOODS
309
NUTRITION AND HEALTH
325
FEEDING PROBLEMS AND EATING DISORDERS
357
WHAT CHILDREN NEED
383
WORK AND CHILD CARE
403
DISCIPLINE
418
GRANDPARENTS
441
THE MEDIA
465
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAMILIES
480
STRESSES AND TRAUMAS
502
SECTION
527
SCHOOL AND SCHOOL PROBLEMS
659
PLANNING FOR COLLEGE
683
GENERAL MEDICAL ISSUES
695
IMMUNIZATIONS
722
PREVENTING INJURIES
732
FIRST AID AND EMERGENCIES
775
DENTAL DEVELOPMENT AND ORAL HEALTH
801
COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES
815
GLOSSARY OF MEDICAL TERMS
887
COMMON MEDICATIONS FOR CHILDREN
905
RESOURCE GUIDE
917
INDEX
937
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About the author (2004)

Dr. Benjamin Spock was the most trusted and most famous pediatrician worldwide; his reassuring and commonsense advice shaped parenting practices for half a century. Please visit DrSpock.net.

Dr. Robert Needlman, a practicing pediatrician in Cleveland, Ohio, for fifteen years and the reviser of the 8th and 9th editions of "Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care", has taught at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, cofounded the Reach Out and Read literacy program, and is a widely featured speaker on early learning, literacy, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

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