Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 24, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 1130 pages
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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.”
 

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Contents

Before Your Child ls Born
15
Your Newborn Birth to About Three Months
45
The First Year Four to Twelve Months
97
Your Toddler Twelve to TwentyFour Months
144
Your TwoYearOld
166
Your Preschooler Three to Five Years
181
Six Through Eleven Years
198
Twelve to Eighteen Years
215
Grandparents
709
Sexuality
715
The Media
737
Different Types of Families
755
Stresses and Traumas
778
SECTION V
807
Acting Out
825
Sadness Worries and Fears
846

Feeding in the First Year
249
BreastFeeding
275
FormulaFeeding
320
Starting Solid Foods
346
Nutrition and Health
365
General Medical Issues
407
Immunizations
441
Preventing Injuries
456
First Aid and Emergencies
505
Dental Development and Oral Health
533
Common Childhood Illnesses
548
What Children Need
631
Child Care
659
Discipline
678
Habits
859
Toilet Training Soiling and BedWetting
873
Sleep Problems
899
Children with Special Needs
929
Getting Help
958
Learning and the Brain
969
Ready for School
983
School and School Problems
1008
Planning for College
1041
Common Medications for Children
1053
Glossary of Common Medications
1059
Resource Guide
1069
Index
1079
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About the author (2012)

Dr. Benjamin Spock was the most trusted and most famous pediatrician worldwide; his reassuring and commonsense advice shaped parenting practices for half a century. 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. Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care has been translated into thirty-nine languages and has sold more than fifty million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1946. Please visit DrSpock.com for more information.

Dr. Robert Needlman is a leading pediatrician, professor, and author. He is the cofounder of the Reach Out and Read literacy program, which now help millions of children to grow up loving books (learn more at ReachOutAndRead.org), and is a widely featured speaker on early learning, literacy, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In addition to being the revising co-author of Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 8th and 9th editions, he is the author of Dr. Spock’s Baby Basics and writes for DrSpock.com.

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