Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

by Benjamin Spock
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Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading reams of infant books that advocate rigid schedules and a kind of hypervigilance that imposes upon infants their parents' uncertain fears Dr. Spock's book is a welcome relief. Rather than timetables and formulas he encourages parents to get to know their babies -- to attend to their child's movements, sounds, expressions and in so doing, he builds trust in one's own ability to care for this new life. Most books seem to advocate a kind of constant surveillance and 'make work' that may make the parent feel 'competent' but are a far cry from the loving attention babies need to develop trust. His careful advice coupled with an invitation to experiment around the basic guidelines has helped our baby get what he needs and built our confidence at the same time. Also, FINALLY, a book that does NOT promote outdated roles for men and women in child rearing and uses inclusive language when describing the baby (switching from she to he periodically so that neither sex is the norm). I wholeheartedly recommend this readable, practical and inspiring book.
Lit_Wit_Lawyer More than 1 year ago
As a new parent this book is extremely helpful! I didn't want to call the pediatrician every time I had a question about a hiccup, burp or spit up so this book has provided a wealth of information. Please remember that this does not replace the advice of a pediatrician but it does help explain a lot of things that you may not know or you might just be unsure about (which seems like everything).
Boxed_in_mom More than 1 year ago
Great book! I recently moved and all my baby books are in a box somewhere. I went looking for a paperback that I could carry around with me as I go through potty training for the first time and found this book to be a great addition to my baby library.
GeorgiegirlOR More than 1 year ago
A must for every new mother....in fact it is probably a book a woman should buy herself when she finds out she's pregnant. If not, a very good gift to give at a baby shower. It answers so many questions, instead of relying on other people and their misinformation. I think it's also good for women who have previously had children....a great book to have around just to make sure you are doing right by your little one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having raised my two daughters with the assistance of an earlier edition of this book, when my grandson was born, I gave the revised edition as a gift to my daughter. During the first weeks after the baby was born, we constantly referred to Dr. Spock (and his co-author) for information. Almost everything you need to know when a question arises is in this book, or at least some calming and informative advice. I was even surprised that my daughter used the book so consistently. Every new mother and parent should have this within ready reach. I also like the sections that contain the "original" material.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book offers simple classic advice for those of you who want to raise children how you were raised - to play outside and be creative - not to rely on TV and video games or overscheduled days. It is not the end-all be all of child raising, but it has classic, simple explanations of child behavior and parenting advice. Great reference.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I plan on having children in the future, and reading this book and others like it has made the thought of pregnancy and the troubles that go along with it not quite so scary.. It takes you step by step on what to expect throught out the different stages of your pregnancy, and who to take care of yourself...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
With its simple and honest look at EVERY age and EVERY stage it is the only book you'll need. Buy this book and let it never leave your bedside table!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS FALLING APART! I HAVE A FOUR YEAR OLD AND KNEW NOTHING ABOUT BABIES. DR. SPOCK'S BABY & CHILD CARE, HAS HELPED ME ON NUMEROUS SUBJECTS, GET'S TO THE POINT AND THERE ISEN'T A SUBJECT ABOUT BABIES AND CHILDREN THAT'S NOT COVERED. IT'S THE ONLY BABY BOOK YOU'LL EVER NEED.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Spock was considered the baby care guru in the 1950's and many parents took his advice as the word of the Lord. I have no doubt that after years of research, and of practicing pediatrics, that he is very knowledgeable in the field of baby and childcare. However, the revised edition of his once revered book is not my first choice for obtaining information. This book covers everything under the sun, but perhaps it is too comprehensive and not detailed enough as some of the other books out there. Dr. Spock writes in a condescending tone that sounds more like he is talking to his young children, instead of adults with children seeking information. He is preachy, instead of informative, and speaks in absolutes and generalizations. Getting your baby to sleep through the night is a hot topic where everyone claims to have the solution. I believe that many of the methods have the potential to work, but Dr. Spock's suggestion is cruel and may even border on child abuse. He suggests that you let your baby cry in their crib for as long as it takes until they fall asleep, and that under no circumstances should you go in to check on them. The clincher is his advice that you should not go to your baby even if he vomits because he gets so upset. He says you can clean it up after your baby falls asleep! Maybe Dr. Spock should be claiming he has frontal lobe disorder! If you are looking for a reference book that touches a little bit on everything you can imagine, then this may be the book for you. Otherwise, I think your money is better spent elsewhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will put this bluntly. This book is not going to help you raise a healthy baby. It will help you learn to ignore your babies needs though! If you want a better suggestion try Dr. Sears' books he's much more realistic, seriously!