Baby Care Basics

Baby Care Basics


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Baby Care Basics by Jeremy Friedman, Natasha Saunders, Norman Saunders

Despite all the planning in the world, nothing can really prepare a soon-to-be new parent for that big step after the baby is born. All that well-intentioned information and counsel offered by family and friends is just not enough and likely confusing when the stressful days arrive.

Written by leading pediatric experts in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, Baby Care Basics offers a comprehensive guide to help parents make the right choices for that new baby.

In full color, the book is engaging and user-friendly. It covers all the essential topics from a baby's birth, first few days, growth, development, breast-and formula-feeding, introducing solid food, to sleeping through the night and much, much more.

Having easy and quick access to this comprehensive information is so important in getting started on parenting and establishing a routine that works for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778805199
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 09/11/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,195,500
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Friedman, MD, MB.ChB, FRCPC, FAAP, is the Chief of Paediatric Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

Natasha Saunders, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Norman Saunders, MD, FRCPC, was a renowned general pediatrician with three decades of experience, a staff pediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children and an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Planning for a Baby

Changes at Home 7

Everyone Has Advice 7

Health-Care Options 8

Tests and More Tests 8

Eating for Two 10

Planning a Sate and Healthy Pregnancy 11

Choosing Your Baby's Doctor 15

What Will Your Baby Need? 16

Getting Ready for the Delivery 20

Frequently Asked Questions 21

Chapter 2 Your Baby's First Few Days

Delivering Your Baby 23

Baby's Arrival 27

Hospital Stay 31

Leaving the Hospital 36

Newborns' Sleep Patterns 37

Urine and Stool Patterns 39

Changing Diapers 41

Bathing Your Baby 43

Caring for the Umbilical Cord 46

Dressing Your. Baby 47

Carrying Your Baby 48

Frequently Asked Questions 50

Chapter 3 Feeding Your Baby

Breast-Feeding or Formula-Feeding? 52

Getting Started with Breast-Feeding 56

Common Breast-Feeding Problems 66

Expressing and Storing Breast Milk 68

Introducing the Bottle 72

Weaning Your Child 72

Getting Started with Formula-Feeding 73

Managing Bottle-Feeding Problems 81

Burping Your Baby 83

Spitting Up 83

Gagging and Choking 86

Nutrient Supplements 86

Frequently Asked Questions 88

Chapter 4 Your Baby's First Month

First Visit to Your Baby's Doctor 89

Growth During the First Month 91

Development During the First Month 93

Irregular and Noisy Breathing 98

Interpreting Crying 99

Postpartum Blues 103

Getting Out of the House 104

Receiving Visitors 106

Playtime 107

Frequently Asked Questions 109

Chapter 5 Helping Your Baby Sleep

Understanding Sleep 110

What Is Normal? 112

Developing Healthy Sleep Habits 112

Sleep-Stretching Techniques 115

Sleeping Safely 116

Treating Common Sleep Problems 119

Frequently Asked Questions 123

Chapter 6 Your Baby's Months 2 to 6

Establishing a Routine 125

Medical Checkups 126

Still Growing and Developing 127

All About Vaccinations 130

Temperament 135

Playtime 136

Frequently Asked Questions 142

Chapter 7 Introducing Solid Food

When to Start 144

Feeding Equipment 146

What Foods to Start With 147

Food Allergies 151

Mealtimes 153

From Purées to Finger Food 153

Safety First and Last 155

Frequently Asked Questions 157

Chapter 8 Your Baby's Months 7 to 12

Still Growing and Developing 159

Playtime 162

Disciplining Your Child 163

What's Normal, After All 166

Teething Time 169

Outings 172

Returning to Work 175

Child Care 176

Frequently Asked Questions 178

Chapter 9 Protecting Your Baby

Childproofing Basics 180

Making Your Home Safe for Your Baby 181

Safety-Proofing Baby Equipment 185

Learning First Aid 186

Frequently Asked Questions 190

Chapter 10 Caring for Your Sick Baby

Fever 191

Common Cold 195

Wheezing 196

Coughs 197

Vomiting 199

Gastroenteritis ("Stomach Flu") 202

Constipation 203

Rashes 204

Oral Thrush 208

Ear Infections 209

Eye Discharge 210

Giving Medicine to Your Baby 211

Frequently Asked Questions 214

Baby Care Resources 215

Acknowledgments 216

Photography Credits 217

Index 218

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