Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

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Dr. Benjamin Spock is America's most trusted name in child care and parenting, and his essential guidebook has topped bestseller lists for over sixty-five years. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic manual provides first time and experienced parents the best information about caring for new babies, toddlers, and adolescents in the twenty-first century.

All of Dr. Spock's invaluable, time-tested advice is here, along with the most current medical practices and advances in health care. While still covering key parenting issues like accidents, illnesses and injuries, this edition of the classic also contains the latest on:

* Immunizations
* Nutrition and childhood obesity
* Cultural diversity
* Alternative and non-traditional family structures
* Children's learning and brain development
* Raising children with special needs
* Environmental health
* Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, childhood depression, and autism--including medications and behavioral interventions
* Children and the media, including screen time, video games, and the internet

Updated by leading pediatrician Robert Needlman, the book includes a revised glossary of common medications and a resource guide that compiles the most reliable online resources. This indispensable guide is still the next best thing to Dr. Spock's #1 rule of parenting: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2012
Edition: 9th ed
ISBN: 9781439189290
Branch Call Number: NF PB SPOC
Characteristics: xxii, 1140 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Needlman, Robert


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Dec 03, 2012

I found this book (or should I say manual as this is more given to the style) very good. It is the type of book that I will need to borrow a few times as it has sections on different ages of babies and children e.g. newborn to 2 yrs, 2 yrs to 3 etc. I only read the sections relevant to me at the current time. I think Dr Spock would have been a very caring man and this care for others comes through in the book. Although originally written over 65 years ago it stays current by getting updated by experts. The book covers sleeping, feeding, etc but is most comprehensive when describing medical ailments e.g. rashes, bee stings, etc. Don't be put off by the size of the book as you can simply look up the sections applicable to you and your bub and only read those.

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