Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

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This authoritative and comprehensive book brings you state-of-the-art answers to all your medical and parenting concerns. Written in a warm, accessible style and illustrated with more than 350 helpful drawings and diagrams, this book gives you the information you need to know about looking after your baby up to the age of five. In Caring for your Baby and Young Child you will find: BL a month-by-month guide to your baby's first year that lets you know what to expect in terms of growth, behaviour, and development BL a yearly guide for years two to five, with practical advice for dealing with nightmares, bedwetting, and temper tantrums BL health watch features that alert you to potential problems at each stage BL advice on effective discipline and optimal nurturing BL a complete health encyclopaedia covering illnesses, injuries, congenital diseases, and other disabilities BL a discussion of family issues from sibling rivalry and adoption to stepfamilies and professional child care. This is an essential child care resource for all parents who want the best for their children.
 

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Contents

Preparing for a New Baby
3
Issues to Discuss with Your
9
104
58
Tuberculosis
63
Breast and Bottle
67
Possible Problems
91
Supplementation for BreastFed
104
Your Babys First Days
111
Your Child
411
Making a Final Selection
418
Building a Relationship with Your
428
Controlling Infectious Diseases
436
Parttime Care for Children with
442
Behavior
495
Chest and Lungs
507
Birth Defects
522

Birth and the First
112
Parenting Issues
124
112
133
The Family
165
Basic Care
181
Immunization Alert
187
Age Eight Months Through
215
Age Four Months Through
250
Whooping Cough Pertussis
282
Age Two to Three Years
285
57
286
Basic Care
305
Developmental Disabilities
319
Family Relationships
320
Growth and Development
326
Basic Care
355
320
375
322
393
Hearing Loss
528
Fever
535
Animal Bites
536
Hay Fever Allergic Rhinitis
541
Sore Throat Strep Throat
547
Resuscitation
552
Genitourinary Tract
587
Wetting Problems or Enuresis
593
Motion Sickness
599
Bowlegs and Knockknees Roseola Infantum
621
Skin and Diseases
647
558
662
337
664
129
667
Eczema Atopic Dermatitis and Diabetes Mellitus
668
344
671
131
676
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