Baby Care Anywhere: A Quick Guide to Parenting On the Go

Baby Care Anywhere: A Quick Guide to Parenting On the Go

by Benjamin D Spitalnick, Keith M Seibert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581108965
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Keith Seibert, MD, MBA, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician with SouthCoast Medical Group in Savannah, Georgia.
Benjamin D. Spitalnick, MD, MBA, FAAP, is a partner in Pediatric Associates of Savannah, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Part 1 Welcome to the Doctor's Office

How to Pick Your Pediatrician 3

How to Make the Most of Your Pediatric Visit 6

Who's Who at Your Pediatrician's Office 10

Pediatric Visit Notes 13

Future Appointments 16

Part 2 Frequent Questions Drs Ben and Keith Receive

What Should We Buy for Our Baby? 19

How Do I Give My Baby a Bath? 28

Is This a Birthmark or a Rash? 31

What Should I Know About Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding? 35

Baby Foods: When and How Do We Start Solid Foods? 43

How Do I Baby-Proof My Home? 48

How Do I Keep My Baby Safe Outside? 52

Should We Circumcise Our Boy? 57

Is the Symptom My Baby Is Having Cause for Concern? 60

What Should My Baby Be Doing as He or She Grows? 64

Are Immunizations Necessary (and Safe)? 68

Is My Baby Sleeping Enough? When Will We Sleep Longer? 72

What Is SIDS? 78

Part 3 Pediatric Checkups

Introduction 83

Understanding Growth Charts 83

About Pediatric Checkups 87

The First-Week Checkup 90

Baby Health Record: First-Week Checkup 93

The 2- to 4-Week Checkup 95

Baby Health Record: 2- to 4-Week Checkup 98

The 2-Month Checkup 100

Baby Health Record: 2-Month Checkup 103

The 4-Month Checkup 105

Baby Health Record: 4-Month Checkup 109

The 6-Month Checkup 111

Baby Health Record: 6-Month Checkup 115

The 9-Month Checkup 117

Baby Health Record: 9-Month Checkup 121

The 12-Month Checkup 123

Baby Health Record: 12-Month Checkup 126

The 15-Month Checkup 128

Toddler Health Record: 15-Month Checkup 131

The 18-Month Checkup 133

Toddler Health Record: 18-Month Checkup 137

The 2-Year Checkup 139

Toddler Health Record: 2-Year Checkup 142

Part 4 "What if My Baby Has…?" Top 10 Concerns Parents Bring to the Office

Introduction: When Do I Call the Doctor? 147

Constipation 149

Coughs and Colds 151

Diaper Rashes 154

Diarrhea 157

Falls and Head Trauma 160

Fever 163

Flat Spot on the Head 167

Teething 170

Thrush 173

Vomiting and Dehydration 175

Part 5 A Doctor's Dozen: Top 12 Diagnoses Made in the Office

Diagnosis: Asthma 181

Diagnosis: Colic 184

Diagnosis: Cradle Cap 187

Diagnosis: Croup 189

Diagnosis: Ear infection 192

Diagnosis: Eczema 196

Diagnosis: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 199

Diagnosis: Jaundice 202

Diagnosis: RSV 205

Diagnosis: Strep Throat 208

Diagnosis: Tear-Duct Obstruction 210

Diagnosis: Urinary Tract Infections 213

Part 6 On the Go Info

ABCs of Diaper Bag Must-haves 219

Car Seats 221

Travel Tips 225

Travel Notepad 231

Recommended Web Sites 233

Index 235

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