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

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Steven P. Shelov
Bantam, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 892 pages
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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 great resource for understanding how babies and young kids develop in their first few years of life and the types of illnesses they may encounter. Read full review

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

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A great resource for understanding how babies and young kids develop in their first few years of life and the types of illnesses they may encounter. Read full review

Contents

Preparing for a New Baby
3
Getting the Best Prenatal Care
9
Choosing a Pediatrician
16
Issues to Discuss with
23
Moments After
39
Leaving the Delivery Area
47
Basic Infant Care
53
Your Babys Basic Health Care
74
Constipation
515
Food Poisoning and Food
524
Inguinal Hernia
532
Allergies
541
Eczema
548
Hay FeverNasal Allergy
554
Milk Allergy
562
Coping with Disasters
570

Breastfeeding
81
BottleFeeding
107
Feedings
115
Your Babys First Days
125
Parenting Issues
136
Health Watch
142
The First Month
149
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
176
Age One Month Through
192
Basic Care
206
Immunization Update
215
Basic Care
231
Behavior
239
Immunization Update
246
Basic Care 270
270
Behavior
278
YourOneYearOld
285
Basic Care
299
Your TwoYearOld
325
Basic Care
340
Family Relationships
352
Immunization Update 358
358
Basic Care
377
Visit to the Pediatrician
387
Basic Care
403
Visit to the Pediatrician
416
Making a Final Selection
432
Building a Relationship with
438
Controlling Infectious Diseases
444
Skin 813 Ringworm 827
446
Keeping Your Child Safe457
457
Baby Equipment
470
Safety Outside the Home
477
In the Community
502
AbdominalGastrointestinal
508
Television
576
Thumb and Finger Sucking
584
Chronic Conditions
603
Cystic Fibrosis _
609
HIV Infection and AIDS
616
Autism Spectrum Disorders
622
Congenital Abnormalities 631
631
Hearing Loss
640
Ears Nose and Throat
647
Sinusitis
655
Sore Throat Strep Throat
661
Tonsils and Adenoid
667
Bites
674
Cuts and Scrapes
680
Fingertip Injuries
686
Poisoning
692
Asbestos
699
PesticidesHerbicides
707
Amblyopia
714
Strabismus
720
Divorce
728
Sibling Rivalry
737
Multiples
743
Genital and Urinary
757
Urethral Valves
763
Head Neck and Nervous
770
Seizures Convulsions and Epilepsy777
777
Heart Murmur
785
Immunizations 793
792
Musculoskeletal
801
Flat FeetFallen Arches
807
Birthmarks and Hemangiomas 813 Roseola Infantum
817
Measles
823
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Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center, and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. In 2002 Dr. Shelov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, editor-in-chief of The Wonder Years, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice and clinical instructor at Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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