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Packed with wonderful “retro” activities and based on modern-day research,
Dr Zachry shares how to avoid “baby product” hazards by sticking with the
tried-and-true, fun, sensory-motor activities that babies really need. A mustread
guide for the discerning parent!
Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L
Author of From Rattles to Writing; A Parent’s Guide to Hand Skills
This is a great book for any parent, but particularly for those who want to minimize
the high-tech, often unnecessary, paraphernalia being pushed these days!
Parents, you will appreciate the creative ideas for entertaining your baby and
encouraging your baby’s development.
Rachel Y. Moon, MD, FAAP
Professor of pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, Children’s National Medical Center; editor in chief,
Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know; chairperson, American Academy
of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
It’s great to see someone take notice of the wonderful way that experiences
while awake in prone help the infant learn essential motor skills and do not
require special expensive equipment. In addition, parents can be their child’s
first teachers of exploration, communication, social interaction, and sensory
and manipulation skill using inexpensive toys. Many parents will learn that
there are simple, easy ways to promote a baby’s development.
Michael E. Msall, MD, FAAP, FAACPDM
Professor of pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s
Hospital, and cochair, Pathways.org Medical Round Table
Put down your smartphone and pick up this book. With plain-spoken, concise
wisdom, Dr Zachry provides vital, research-backed information for parents
of young children. Creative, interactive play with other children and adults
healthy brain development in ways today’s technology never will.
Retro Baby provides parents fun, money-saving activities that will set their
up for lifelong success.
Mark Bertin, MD, FAAP
Developmental pediatrician, author of The Family ADHD Solution:
A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child’s Attention and Minimizing
Parental Stress, and editorial advisor, Common Sense Media