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Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development With More Than 100 Time-tested Activities [NOOK Book]

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Baby bouncers, carriers, electronic toys, and “educational” videos are intended to make our children smarter and our lives easier, but can their overuse negatively impact infant development? Absolutely. Retro Baby: Cut Back on Infant Gear, Media and Smart Toys, and Boost Your Baby’s Development with Time-Tested Activities helps caregivers understand the potential dangers of extended equipment use and overexposure to technology.

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Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development With More Than 100 Time-tested Activities

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Overview

Baby bouncers, carriers, electronic toys, and “educational” videos are intended to make our children smarter and our lives easier, but can their overuse negatively impact infant development? Absolutely. Retro Baby: Cut Back on Infant Gear, Media and Smart Toys, and Boost Your Baby’s Development with Time-Tested Activities helps caregivers understand the potential dangers of extended equipment use and overexposure to technology.

Retro Baby brings 20 years of experience from an occupational therapist and mother of three into your home. Anne Zachry, Ph.D. understands that each family and baby have different needs, and she offers flexible strategies and suggestions for playtime. With “back to the basic” ideas, Dr. Zachry gives you lots of opportunities to spend one-on-one time with your baby, creating that special bond that will last a lifetime.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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
supports
healthy brain development in ways today’s technology never will.
Retro Baby provides parents fun, money-saving activities that will set their
children
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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581108316
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 331,946
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Anne Zachry has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 20 years and has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She writes for Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine online and has written a parenting course for Daily OM. She has been quoted in several magazines and blogs including Parenting magazine and is currently a "ProSquad" parenting advisor for parentingsquad, which runs over 200,000 page views monthly and gets approximately 160,000 visitors each month. An article excerpt from "Retro Baby" appeared in the June/July issue of Babytalk, an affiliate of Parenting magazine, and another excerpt was in the August issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. Her research has been published in national peer-reviewed journals, including The Southern Medical Journal, The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, and The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. She has had articles published in her profession's trade magazines, Advance and OT Practice, and in a number of regional parenting magazines. Her websites average 50,000 hits monthly. Dr. Zachry is active on Facebook and Twitter. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and has lectured at the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee.

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