Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 6th Edition: Birth to Age 5

From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most up-to-date, expert advice for mothers, fathers, and care providers
All parents want to provide the very best care for their children. This essential resource from the most respected organization on child health is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training 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:
• a review of necessary basic care from infancy through age five
• milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth, including red flags for preventing obesity
• a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities
• 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, as well as nutritional needs and vitamin/iron supplementation
• updated safety standards: the very latest AAP recommendations, from CPR instruction and immunizations to childproofing tips and product and toy safety
• tips for choosing child care programs and car safety seats
• ways to reduce your child’s exposure to environmental hazards, such as air pollution and secondhand smoke
• the latest reports on cutting-edge research into early brain development
• updated content dedicated to sleep and allergies (including food allergies)
• new chapter on the effects of media and technology exposure on children
• special messages for grandparents and stepfamilies
• and much more


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Rebecca on November 20, 2016 at 12:46 AM.

Useful Reference Book Most baby books on the market are just repackaged versions of the AAP recommendations anyway, so I decided to go straight to the source. Yes most of the information is stuff you could get on the internet for free, but that is true of all baby guides nowadays. The benefit of buying the book (besides not being subjected to those annoying “mom advice forums” that clog most baby websites) is that it gives a quick and concise explanation of any issue I am encountering with my baby or…

NOVADAD on November 20, 2016 at 12:55 AM.

Must have for new parents. As the parents of a newborn there is no such thing as being prepared. My wife and I read a ton of books during pregnancy, but the second our little girl arrived, we had more questions than answers and were constantly asking each other ‘what do we do’. This book has been great. From breast feeding, to tummy time, coombs positive newborns, etc, this book has had an answer to every question we’ve wondered about so far. It is reassuring that the book comes from the American Academy of…