Baby Facts: The Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool

Baby Facts: The Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool

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Overview

Ear infections need to be treated with antibiotics. Newborns and infants should be bathed daily. New parents are deluged with advice on how to care for their babies. This book explores common baby health myths—in areas such as feeding, sleeping, toilet training, and illness—to help them separate baby facts from baby fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470179390
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Andrew Adesman, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Schneider Children's Hospital in New York and an associate professor in the Pediatrics Department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has appeared on the Today show, CNN, and the Discovery Health Channel.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by William Sears, M.D.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

The problem: Myth and misinformation.

The solution: BabyFacts.

Chapter 1: From Milk to Cookies.

The truth about feeding and nourishing your child.

Breast-feeding and bottle-feeding: Facts and fi ction (and lots of opinions).

Cow’s milk: What kind, when, and just how much.

Real food: When milk isn’t the only thing on the menu.

Sugars: The lowdown on sweet stuff.

Weight gain: What’s to blame, and when it’s an issue.

Chapter 2: Lights Out, Kiddo.

The truth about getting your child to sleep.

Safe sleep: The best position, 52

Good sleep: From naps to nighttime sleep, from bassinets to beds, 55

Co-sleeping: When three isn’t a crowd, 67

After the crib: Big-kid beds, night-lights, and things that go bump, 71

Chapter 3: From Bathtub to Booties.

The truth about keeping your baby clean and comfortable, from head to toe.

Clean and dry: Skin-care tips and bath-time basics.

Baby clothes 101: Dressing your baby.

Safe in the sunshine: Protecting your skin.

Chapter 4: Diapers, Disposable Training Pants, and Potties.

The truth about diapering and toilet training.

Diapers (and a bit of digestion): Don’t do anything “rash”.

On to the potty: The moment you’ve been waiting for (and you may have to wait a while).

Chapter 5: Little Coughs, Big Worries.

The truth about common childhood illnesses and keeping your child healthy

Colds, coughs, and kids: Treating them the right way.

Fever: Keeping your cool when your child heats up.

Ear infections and sore throats: “Mommy, it hurts when I swallow!”

Conjunctivitis: Don’t rub, don’t share, and don’t panic.

Immunizations: Keeping kids healthy for life.

Allergies and asthma: Know the facts, breathe easier.

Baby teeth: Cutting them, losing them, and keeping them healthy.

Tummy troubles: From colic to stomachaches.

Chapter 6: Growing, Growing, Gone!

The truth about how your child’s body and brain develop.

Noggin power: Your child’s brain.

Speech and hearing: How your child communicates.

Vision: Bringing the facts into focus.

Walking: From fi rst steps to fi rst shoes.

Physical growth: Big, little, and in between.

Behavior: The good, the bad, and the normal.

Chapter 7: When Accidents Happen.

What to do—and what not to do—when your child gets hurt.

Head injuries: When (and why) to call a doctor.

Seizures: What (not) to do.

Cuts and burns: First-aid care, and when to get more help.

Bruises, breaks, and sprains: When sticks and stones hurt their bones.

The great (itchy) outdoors: When bugs bite and plants are pests.

Stopping trouble in its tracks: Preventing Accidents.

Conclusion.

Index.

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