Synopses & Reviews
The 24/7 Baby Doctor is the essential twenty-first-century reference guide for new parents. Doing away with the often intimidating What to Expect” approach of so many parenting books, Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy coaches readers in an encouraging, you-can-do-this voice, telling parents what they can do and when they need to consult their doctor. She asks (and answers) all key questions, on topics such as sleep, food, crying, stooling, spitting up, development, health and safety, and technology. She offers evidence-based solutions that reflect American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and the latest researchwhether on vaccines, autism, or cognitive products that supposedly make babies smarter. And, where possible, Dr. McEvoy gives parents the parameters to make their own choices.
This book is a no non-sense book, and gives direct answers to direct questions
To anyone out there about to have a baby, just had a baby or even thinking about a baby shower gift; I suggest you pick this book up. You won't be disappointed!”ManagingMommyhood.com
24/7 Baby Doctor takes on a lot of key questions, like what issues warrant a call to the pediatrician and which you can handle yourself, vaccinating schedules, sleeping issues and even which baby Web sites are the most accurate and best to visit. Overall, I think the book was well-written and very useful.” TheSouthernBelleBaby.com
No more weeding through responses you get on a Google search
They are quick, practical, "get right to the point" solutions. It really is like having a pediatrician on call 24/7.”HelloSneakersGoodbyeHeels.com
"There is much information about the care of children. What is needed is wisdom. Dr. McEvoy provides that in this most intelligent and balanced book. Her insights and advice will help so many parents as they seek to do the best that can be done for their children." ---Jerome Groopman, M.D., Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School, author of How Doctors Think.
"Finally--a comprehensive answer book to all the baby-care questions that run through your mind during that pivotal first year--from a pediatrician who has been there personally and professionally. It's peace of mind in paperback." --Sandra Gordon, author of Consumer Reports Best Baby Products
New parents are crying out for guidance in the hectic first months of their babies lives. This user-friendly book supplies it with practical information, wisdom, and accessible language. Dr. McEvoys answers to families most important questions are authoritative, evidence-based, and backed by her more than 30 years of experience in pediatrics. She is an outstanding doctor and superb pediatrician. With this book you have all her expertise available to you 24 hours a day7 days a week. The 24/7 Baby Doctor deserves a space on every parents shelf.” -- Isaac Schiff, M.D., Chief, Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Joe Vincent MEIGS Professor of Gynecology at Harvard Medical School
You dont have to wash your babys clothes separately! The 24/7 Baby Doctor answers practically every question that new parents have and will surly boost your confidence and prepare you for the many challenges of babys first year.”
Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT, Licensed Child & Family Therapist, founder, TheGoToMom.TV, author of The Go-To Moms Guide to Positive Parenting: Why Emotions Matter More Than You Know
In The 24/7 Baby Doctor, Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy asks (and answers) all key questions new parents have about caring for their little ones. What can you do on your own? When do you need to consult a doctor? From sleep to safety, she offers evidence-based solutions that reflect the latest research—whether on vaccines, autism, or cognitive products that supposedly make babies smarter. And, where possible, Dr. McEvoy gives parents the parameters to make their own choices.
About the Author
Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General West Medical Group, based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is also a senior pediatrician on staff at the hospital.
Florence Isaacs is the author or coauthor of nine books, and has contributed articles on subjects including health and medicine to leading national magazines. She is a past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: SleepGetting to ZZZs
Chapter 2: BreastfeedingIssues and Challenges
Chapter 3: Food and NutritionStarting Off RightChapter 4: CryingBreaking the Code
Chapter 5: Pee, Poop, and Spit Upsthe Diaper Diaries
Chapter 6: Growth and Developmenta Wide Range of Normal
Chapter 7: Babies BodiesFrom Head-to-Toes
Chapter 8: ImmunizationsFacts and Fiction
Chapter 9: IllnessIs the Baby Sick?
Chapter 10: Injuries and AccidentsCall the Medics
Chapter 11: AllergiesABCs of Prevention and Management
Chapter 12: Day-to-Day Baby Carethe Basics
Chapter 13: Health Information/Technology--Be a Savvy Consumer
Chapter 14: Work/Career ChoicesWhats Right for You?
Chapter 15: Maintaining the Integrity of Your Marriage--Working Together
Chapter 16: Caring for YourselfHow to Take Your Life Back
Chapter 17: A Year to Remember