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The Well Baby Book

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Since its publication in 1979, The Well Baby Book has become the classic baby care manual for a generation of parents. Now Mike and Nancy Samuels have updated this comprehensive guide to include the sweeping developments in the field of pediatrics that have occurred in the past decade. Invaluable for working parents, the new Well Baby Book includes a thorough examination of daycare options--how to choose between in-home care and daycare, what to look for in a daycare center, and how to tell what effect it has on ...
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Overview

Since its publication in 1979, The Well Baby Book has become the classic baby care manual for a generation of parents. Now Mike and Nancy Samuels have updated this comprehensive guide to include the sweeping developments in the field of pediatrics that have occurred in the past decade. Invaluable for working parents, the new Well Baby Book includes a thorough examination of daycare options--how to choose between in-home care and daycare, what to look for in a daycare center, and how to tell what effect it has on your child. Other new areas covered include:. breast-feeding and the working mother. single parenting. birth of a sibling. effects of television viewing. effects of divorce. The Well Baby Book also contains the most thorough and current information on:. prenatal care. landmarks in the mental, physical, and social growth of babies. common concerns, such as feeding, bathing, diapering. common illnesses--and when to involve the doctor. childhood diseases and therapies. drugs and immunizations. what parents can do to promote good health. Gracefully written, down-to-earth, and completely accessible, this new edition of The Well Baby Book will be an indispensable guide to baby care from conception to age four for yet another generation of parents.

This manual includes medical advice on how to deal with common illnesses and accidents plus the most recent research on nutrition, exercise and childhood stress.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671400699
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/15/1979
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

Sect. I A new view of baby health
Ch. 1 About the well baby book 3
Ch. 2 A short history of babies 9
Ch. 3 The new medicine for babies 19
Sect. II Creating health: child development, practical concerns, and holistic skills
Ch. 4 The baby before birth 31
Ch. 5 Birth 79
Ch. 6 The newborn: birth through the first few months 109
Ch. 7 The first year: from newborn to toddler 151
Ch. 8 The older baby 213
Sect. III Treating illness: medical information and self-help
Ch. 9 Diagnosis and treatment of common medical problems 267
Ch. 10 Emergency medicine 327
Ch. 11 Using relaxation and imagery in healing 373
Ch. 12 Working with the doctor 383
Ch. 13 Rare diseases 399
Ch. 14 Immunizations 411
Ch. 15 Common drugs 419
Bibliography and recommended reading 429
Index 433
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