From First Kicks to First Steps : Nurturing Your Baby's Development from Pregnancy through the First Year of Life

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Dr. Greene bridges the gap between pregnancy and baby's first year by introducing you to your baby long before your little one arrives in your arms

"I think my late husband, Dr. Spock, would be proud of Dr. Greene's work and his contribution to parenting. And especially he would honor Dr. Greene's relationships with his readers both online and in print."
—Mary Morgan, founder, Dr. Spock Company, and coproducer of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Spock

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Overview

Dr. Greene bridges the gap between pregnancy and baby's first year by introducing you to your baby long before your little one arrives in your arms

"I think my late husband, Dr. Spock, would be proud of Dr. Greene's work and his contribution to parenting. And especially he would honor Dr. Greene's relationships with his readers both online and in print."
—Mary Morgan, founder, Dr. Spock Company, and coproducer of Baby and Child Care by Dr. Spock

"This book should be in the hands of all parents. Dr. Greene, a practicing pediatrician, provides lucid, helpful information which answers the questions parents have about their new babies. I am delighted with the contributions Dr. Greene is making to the education of parents."
—Julius B. Richmond, M.D., John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and former U.S. Surgeon-General

"From First Kicks to First Steps is the "operating manual" that parents have been waiting for, with authoritative, easy, and practical advice for all parents and parents-to-be."
—Linda Neuhauser, DrPH, Clinical Professor of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

"I wish I could write a prescription for this book for each new parent!"
—Donnica L. Moore, M.D., president, DrDonnica.com and president, Sapphire Women's Health Group

Already a trusted source of advice for millions of parents through his popular childcare website, Dr. Greene answers all your questions from your pregnancy through your baby's first birthday, including:

  • Does a fetus dream? Yes, asearly as 26 weeks after conception.
  • How can I get my child to like vegetables? You can start teaching your child to enjoy vegetables with what you eat during pregnancy and while breastfeeding!
  • How soon can I get my baby to sleep through the night? You can start to get your baby accustomed to nighttime sleep while still in the womb.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071427869
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Greene, M.D., is a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Stanford University and the creator of the popular website, DrGreene.com, for which Intel honored him as "The Children's Health Hero of the Internet." His work is regularly featured in national print and he has appeared on national television. He lives in Northern California and has four children of his own.

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From First Kicks to First Steps
By Alan Greene, MD, FAAP

"Why didn't anyone tell me that before?!" is the refrain I hear from parents all over the world. I'm a pediatrician and father of four, on a quest to teach and inspire parents about their children. Back in 1995, even before Internet Explorer, I had started a website for the families in my practice in order to answer whatever questions came up between office visits. Because it was the first site on the web where people could connect with a physician, I quickly started getting visitors from all over the world. Most of the common challenges presented by childrearing have relatively simple solutions, but these solutions could be even better (and easier to implement) if parents only knew about key windows of opportunity that come before these challenges arise.

One common concern often voiced by parents of preschool children is: "My child doesn't like vegetables." In From First Kicks to First Steps, I teach parents how to help 4-year-olds love their veggies, but I also discuss some of the earlier windows of opportunity. For veggie-loving, the first one comes before the baby is even born. Babies in the womb taste what their moms eat! We now know that amniotic fluid is loaded with subtle flavors and babies have the extra-sensitive taste buds to savor them. In a fascinating study, researchers gave one group of pregnant women a glass of carrot juice four times a week for three consecutive weeks. Another group of women in the study drank water. Months later, after the babies had been born and had grown enough to have been eating cereal for four weeks, it was time to look for a difference between the groups. An observer who did not know which group each baby belonged to studied the babies as they ate cereal mixed with carrot juice. There was a dramatic difference. Those who had sampled carrot juice in the amniotic fluid readily accepted and enjoyed the carrot juice in the cereal. Those who had missed this earlier experience protested and made unhappy faces when they tasted the carrot flavor!

Pregnancy may be the easiest time to influence the trajectory of your child's later diet. Eat the foods now that you will want him to eat later. Avoid the junk foods that you don't want her developing a taste for. There are later windows of opportunity throughout the first year, before and after you introduce solid foods to your child.

Whether the issue is sleep or nutrition or exercise or intelligence or ear infections or growing close as a family, there are marvelous moments when your loving attention has even more impact. In From First Kicks to First Steps, I've gathered up these windows of opportunity, and woven them into a story. You will see how they all fit together. And you will gather the wisdom that parents around the world wish they had gathered when their children were still babies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2005

    Wonderful!

    As a practicing pediatrician, both patients and friends frequently ask me for book recommendations. Until this book, I had to suggest two or three different titles to cover both pregnancy and the first year of life. Dr. Greene has written an authoritative reference that celebrates your developing baby in a comprehensive but easy-to-understand way, and it is now the sole book I recommend for parents-to-be!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2004

    Great info and easy reading!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was packed with so many facts I didn't know. I especially enjoyed the sections on eye color and blood type. This book was very well written and packed with information and personal experiences from the doctor, which made it much more interesting to read. I would recommend this book to any new mom...and I already have one child, just didn't realize I still had so much to learn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    A Must Read for all new Moms

    I have just read First Kicks to First Steps and throughly enjoyed it. It is jam packed with useful information. I loved the way the Doctor wrote in down to earth language that everyone can understand but backed up all of his information with references. He must have put in hundreds of hours of research to get all the information in one book ! This is a must read for all pregnant or new Moms. It would make a great baby shower gift.

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