Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Revised Edition: Birth to Age 5 (Shelov, Caring for your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5)

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The organization that represents the nations finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child health 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 childs 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 doctor-approved, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child provides the very latest state-of-the-art information, including:

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
Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with sections
on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
An in-depth guide to breastfeeding, including its benefits,
techniques, and challenges
A complete guide for immunizations and updated information
on vaccine safety
A guide for choosing child care programs and car safety seats
Ways to reduce your childs exposure to environmental hazards,
such as tobacco smoke
New sections on grandparents, stay-at-home dads,
computers and the Internet, 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 for their childrenand the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust.


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