Caring for Your Baby and Young Children: Birth to Age 5

Caring for Your Baby and Young Children: Birth to Age 5

by Steven Patrick Shelov, Robert E. Hannemann, Steven P. Shelov
     
 
Drawing on the contributions and practical wisdom of more than seventy pediatric specialists and a six-member AAP review board, this invaluable book provides sound, reassuring advice on child rearing, plus the latest scientific information you need to know to safeguard your child's most precious asset: his or her health.

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Drawing on the contributions and practical wisdom of more than seventy pediatric specialists and a six-member AAP review board, this invaluable book provides sound, reassuring advice on child rearing, plus the latest scientific information you need to know to safeguard your child's most precious asset: his or her health.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The first in a projected trilogy of books that will lead parents from their offspring's babyhood through the teen years, this is a thorough guide to infancy and the first years of a child's life. It's the closest one can get to having a live-in pediatrician. Part One explores the bond between parent and child, then launches into a discussion of pregnancy, delivery and the care of newborn babies. Subsequent chapters cover the first year of life, addressing typical physical and mental developments, how parents can foster independence in children, and common health problems. Major milestones for ages two through five are also explored. Part Two is concerned with child safety, typical child care and how to handle such complex issues as adoption, sibling rivalry and divorce. Individual chapters devoted to eyes, heart, skin and more provide a handy reference tool for spotting potential problems and coping with existing ones. Whether a child is two months or two years old, the up-to-date information offered here will reassure. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Subject to extensive review by Academy members, this handbook on the early years of a child's life is comprehensive, authoritative, and interesting. In section 1, chapters divided according to developmental stages track physical, mental, emotional and verbal growth, basic care, health and safety concerns, and family issues. Section 2 covers child health hazards and treatment. In contrast to the frank, informative, reassuring, but somehow frantic and intimidating personal accounts of parents found in such books as Frances Burck's Babysense: A Practical and Supportive Guide to Baby Care, 2d ed. ( LJ 3/1/91), this survey is cool, confident, and reassuring if somewhat impersonal. An essential addition to consumer health collections.-- Kathryn Hammell Carpenter, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553371840
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
676
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.42(d)

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