Synopses & Reviews
America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock has helped two generations of parents raise their kids with his timeless bestseller, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care.
Now, today's parents can rejoice: a new compilation of Dr. Spock's timeless advice is here!
This first-time collection of essays brings together Dr. Spock's insightful writings on connecting with your child's inner life during the all-important early years. Dr. Spock's The First Two Years covers such topics as:
- understanding your baby's different cries
- helping your little one cope with separation anxiety
- communicating with your baby
- teaching your child about giving and sharing
- the easiest way ever to toilet-train
- dealing with the impact a newborn can have on siblings
- treating the most common ailments
With Dr. Spock's The First Two Years, new parents everywhere will return again and again to Dr. Spock for all of their child-rearing questions.
These newly collected essays talk parents through child care issues, sleep and bed chances, illnesses, nutrition, and much more.
About the Author
Benjamin Spock, M.D., practiced pediatrics in New York City from 1933 to 1947. He then 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. Dr. Spock, who died March 15, 1998, at age ninety-four, was married to Mary Morgan. 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
1. Communicating with Your Baby: Reading Your Baby's Cues
Crying: An Early Form of Communication with Parents
Periodic Irritable Baby
Cries of Hunger
Crying Associated with Diaper Rash and Teething
Responding to Your Baby's Cry: A Few Specific Suggestions
Is the Baby Sick?
The Parent's Response
Happy to Crying
Enjoy Your Baby
2. Parents' Biggest Newborn Concerns
Exposure to Germs
Swelling of Babies' Heads
Playing Too Vigorously
3. Choosing a Doctor for Your Baby
4. The Arrival of the New Baby
Feeding and Behavior
Preparing for the New Baby
Preparing Sibling for the New Baby
Preparing the Parents for the New Baby
Arranging Help for Mom
If I Have a Baby Boy, Should He Be Circumcised?
5. How Much Regularity to Infant Feeding?
When a Mother Thinks About Going Back to Work
6. Beginning Solids
Which Solids, in What Order?
7. Poor Eaters
8. Common Physical Problems
Sneezing, Coughing, and Dripping...the Common Cold
9. Stranger Anxiety
10. Transitional Objects
11. Sleep Problems
Six to Sixteen Months: Demanding and Walking
Naps: Six Months to Two Years
Co-sleeping: Children Sleeping in the Parents' Bed
Bottle in the Bed: Age Six to Twenty-four Months
Separation Anxiety: Six Months to Six Years
12. Toilet Training
13. Discipline and Temper Tantrums: An Opportunity for Parent-Child Communication and Learning
Anger and Temper Tantrums
Humiliation, Shame, and Guilt
14. Can You Spoil a Child?