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Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

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Publisher Comments:

Generations of parents have relied on Dr. Spock's timeless bestseller. It remains the source book, the most authoritative and reliable guide available. Collaborating with Dr. Steven J. Parker, Dr. Spock has now updated and expanded this reference to meet the changes and challenges of the next century. Organized for fast and easy reference, and including entirely new sections covering adolescence, this resource provides the latest advice and information on such topics as:

breast-feeding: the newest approaches, with proven techniques for working mothers

immunization schedules, vitamins and dietary recommendations

common medical questions and answers about whooping cough vaccine, diaper rash, infant diarrhea, scoliosis, and acne

working and parenting

talking to your child about sex, contraception, homosexuality, tobacco, alcohol and other drug abuse, AIDS

school and learning problems

children with disabilities

dental care for children

raising non-violent children

gay and lesbian parents

first aid and injury prevention-including sports and recreational safety.

All Dr. Spock's invaluable, time-tested advice is here including the most current medical practices and advances in child care, along with an all-new glossary of medical terms. More than ever before, this essential and classic work will help all parents face their many challenges and responsibilities with new confidence and joy. As Dr. Spock has always said: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."

About the Author

Benjamin Spock, M.D. practiced pediatrics in New York City from 1933 to 1947. Then he became a medical teacher and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The author of eleven books, he was a political activist for causes that vitally affect children: disarmament, day care, schooling, housing, and medical care for all. He had two sons, a stepdaughter, and four grandchildren, and was married to Mary Morgan. Dr. Spock died March 15, 1998, at age 94, shortly after completing work on this seventh edition.

Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care has been translated into thirty-nine languages and has sold fifty million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1946.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Letter to the Reader
About This Seventh Edition
THE PARENTS' PART
Trust Yourself
Parents Are Human
What Are Your Aims in Raising a Child?
Why Feelings Are Different for Different Children
Are Parents Meant to Love All Their Children Equally?
The Father as Parent
Quality Time
Special Time
The Temptation to Spoil
Parental Sexual Relations After Delivery
Parents as Companions
THE CHILD'S PART
The Development of Children

A Fascinating Process
The Development of the Brain
The What of Development
The How and Why of Development
Temperament: The How of Development
Language Development
Cognitive Development: Piaget's Theory
Emotional Development
Motivation Theory: The Why of Development
Nature or Nurture?
A Transactional Model of Child Development
Gender Differences
How Human Beings Get Their Aspiration?
BEFORE THE CHILD IS BORN
Pregnancy and Delivery
Planning the Homecoming
Equipment and Clothing
Outside the Home
Nursery Equipment
Other Equipment
Bedding
Clothing
Diapers
Bathing
Toiletries
Feeding Equipment
Outings
CARE OF YOUR NEWBORN
Enjoy Your Baby
Early Feelings
Bodily Contact and Other Bonds
Caring for Your Baby
Diapers
Bowel Movements
The Bath
The Fontanel
The Navel
The Penis
Clothing, Fresh Air, and Sunshine
Sleep
BREAST- AND BOTTLE-FEEDING
Tips for Breast- and Bottle-Feeding.
Breast-Feeding
The Value of Breast-Feeding
Feelings About Breast-Feeding
How to Give Breast-Feeding a Fair Trial
The Nursing Mother's Physical Condition
The Working Mother
Getting Started at Breast-Feeding
How the Nursing Pattern Gets Established
How You Know the Baby Is Getting Enough
Special Problems During Breast-Feeding
Engorged Breasts
Manual Expression and Breast Pumps
Breast and Bottle Combinations
Bottle-Feeding
Choosing and Preparing Formula
Sterilization or Washing?
Sterilization
Mixing the Formula
Bottling the Formula Formula
Refrigeration
Giving the Bottle
FEEDING IN THE FIRST YEAR
What Feeding Means to the Baby
Schedules
Getting Enough and Gaining Weight
Vitamins in Infancy
Drinking Water for a Baby
Weaning from the Breast
Weaning from Bottle to Cup
Wean the Baby Gradually
Adding Solid Foods
Changes in Schedule
Changes in Appetite and Habits
CARE DURING THE FIRST YEAR
Crying in the Early Weeks
Can You Spoil a Baby?
Letting Babies Cry
Stranger Anxiety
Developmental Gains
Play Is the Work of Babies
Clothes and Equipment
Common Physical Issues in the First Year
Constipation
Diarrhea
Rashes
Birthmarks and Other Skin Conditions
Birthmarks
Jaundice
Other Common Newborn Conditions
Mouth Troubles
Eye Troubles
Breathing Troubles
Other Common Issues in the First Year
Physical Development and Motor Skills
ONE-YEAR-OLDS
What Makes Them Tick?
Avoiding Injuries
Fears Around One Year
Independence and Outgoingness
Handle Them Matter-of-Factly
Nap Hours Are Changing
TWO-YEAR-OLDS
What They're Like
Negativism
Worries Around Two
THREE- TO SIX-YEAR-OLDS
Devotion to the Parents
Curiosity and Imagination
Fears Around Three, Four, and Five
SIX- TO ELEVEN-YEAR-OLDS
Fitting into the Outside World
Self-Control
Posture
Stealing
Lying
ADOLESCENCE
Puberty
Other Changes in Adolescence
Psychological Changes
The Three Stages of Adolescence
Anticipatory Guidance for Parents
Gay and Lesbian Sexuality and Bisexuality
Diet in Adolescence
RAISING PHYSICALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Nutrition

The Importance of Good Nutrition Plant-Based Diets
Feeding Young Children
Foods for a Sensible Diet
Meals
Feeding Between Meals
Feeding Problems
Thin Children
Fat Children
Preventing Injuries
Principles of Prevention
Traffic Injuries
Pedestrian Injuries
Bicycle Injuries
Fire, Smoke, and Burns
Drowning and Water Safety
Poisons
Lead Poisoning
Choking
Suffocation
Guns in the Home
Falls
Infant Equipment
Playground Injuries
Sports and Recreation Safety
Cold Weather-Related Illnesses
Heat-Related Illness
Bug Bites
Dog Bite Prevention
Holiday Safety
Home Alone: Children in Self-Care
Childproofing Your Home
Dental Development and Oral Health of Children
Tooth Development
Teething
What Makes Good Teeth?
Tooth Decay
Tooth Brushing and Flossing
Sealants
Dental Injuries from Trauma
Preventing Traumatic Injuries to the Mouth
Dental Office Visits
Immunizations
Children and Tobacco
Parental Smoking
Sun Care
RAISING MENTALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Introduction
Self-Esteem
Discipline
The Facts of Life
The Development of Sexuality
Music
Manners
Duties and Chores
Reading
Play and Outgoingness
COMMON BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
Sibling Rivalry
Stranger Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Temper Tantrums
Swearing and Naughty Words
Messiness
Dawdling
Whining
Biting
Aggression
Hyperactivity
COMMON DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES
Toilet Training
Bowel Control
Bladder Control
Sleep
Common Sleep Problems
Temper Tantrums
Death
Comforters
Thumb-Sucking
The Pacifier
Nail-Biting
Soiling
Bed-Wetting
Stuttering
Rhythmic Habits
The Premature Baby
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Children with Disabilities
Mental Retardation
SCHOOL AND LEARNING PROBLEMS
School Difficulties
What School Is For.
Learning Disabilities
The Gifted Child
The Unpopular Child
School Avoidance
The Child Who Can't Eat Breakfast Before
Going to School
Helping Children with Their Lessons
Relations Between Parent and Teacher
DAY CARE, BABY-SITTERS AND OUT-OF-HOME ISSUES
Children and Caregivers
Baby-Sitters
Managing Family and Career
Day Care and Preschool
Types of Day Care
Choosing a Day-Care or Preschool
Traveling with Children
Relations with Grandparents
NEW ISSUES: PREPARING FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Our Children Are Our Future
Superkids
Computer Literacy
Computer Games
Cruising the Internet
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Raising Nonviolent Children
Media Exposure
Television
Movies
Rock and Roll
The Changing Roles of Women and Men
DIFFERENT FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS
The Single Parent
Divorce
Custody and Visitation
Stepfamilies
Multiple Births: Twins, Triplets, and More
Gay and Lesbian Parents
Birth Order
Adoption
FAMILY STRESSES AND CRISES
Child Abuse and Neglect
Missing Children
Using Child Mental Health
Professionals
MEDICAL ISSUES
Communicating with Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Regular Checkups
Office Visits for Illness
Telephone Calls to Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Alternative Therapies
Handling a Child with an Illness
Fever
Diet During Illness
Giving Medicine
Isolation for Contagious Diseases
Going to the Hospital
How to Help Your Child
First Aid and Emergencies
Cuts
Splinters
Bites
Bleeding
Nosebleeds
Burns
Skin Infections
Foreign Objects
Sprains
Fractures
Neck and Back Injuries
Head Injuries
Swallowed Objects
Poisons
Alle

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671537630
Author:
Scotland, Sharon
Author:
Scotland, Sharon
Author:
Benjamin, M.D. Spock
Author:
Spock, Benjamin, M.D.
Author:
Parker, Stephen
Publisher:
Pocket
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Infants & Toddlers
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Child rearing
Subject:
Care and hygiene
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Infants & Toddlers - General
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
976
Dimensions:
8.32x5.38x1.65 in. 2.06 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Infancy and Toddlerhood
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