Synopses & Reviews
The organization that represents the nations finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child health answers all your medical and parenting questions. Here is sound, reassuring advice on child rearing that covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your childs self-esteem. Here, too, is an indispensable guide to recognizing and solving common childhood health problems, plus detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations.
Comprehensive, accurate, and doctor-approved, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child provides the very latest state-of-the-art information, including:
• Basic care from infancy through age five
• Guidelines and milestones for physical, emotional,
social, and cognitive growth
• A complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses,
congenital diseases, and other disabilities
• Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with sections
on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
• An in-depth guide to breastfeeding, including its benefits,
techniques, and challenges
• A complete guide for immunizations and updated information
on vaccine safety
• A guide for choosing child care programs and car safety seats
• Ways to reduce your childs exposure to environmental hazards,
such as tobacco smoke
• New sections on grandparents, stay-at-home dads,
computers and the Internet, and much more
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child is an essential child care resource for all parents who want to provide the very best for their childrenand the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust.
New parents and not-so-new parents will delight in this, the guide pediatricians recommend. After more than one million copies in print, this new revised edition is more timely and practical than ever, while retaining its warm, accessible tone, and illuminating illustrations throughout. Here is advice everyone can trust from the nations leading pediatric specialists.
About the Author
Dr. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is currently Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. He is the Editor-in-Chief of several of the parent publications for the AAP including Caring For Your Baby and Young Child
, The First Year Of Life
, and A Guide to Child Symptoms
. Dr. Shelov pioneered and developed these series of books. In 2002, Dr. Shelov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics, its singular highest award for pediatric education.
Dr Robert Hannemann is a board certified pediatrician practicing part time at the Arnett Clinic in Lafayette, Indiana. He is Visiting Professor of Child Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana where he is engaged in teaching and research. Dr Hannemann is Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.