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Baby And Child Care: Completely Revised And…

Baby And Child Care: Completely Revised And Updated For Today's… (original 1945; edition 1978)

by Benjamin Spock, Dorothea Fox (Illustrator)

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Title:Baby And Child Care: Completely Revised And Updated For Today's Parents
Authors:Benjamin Spock
Other authors:Dorothea Fox (Illustrator)
Info:Wallaby/Simon & Schuster (1978), Paperback, 666 pages
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Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock (1945)


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Completely Revised And Updated For Today's Parents.
  macfinleyrsrc | Jul 17, 2009 |
The Most Trusted Handbook Completely Updated for the 90's.

Generations of parents have relied on Dr. Spock's classic bestseller Baby and Child Care. It is still THE source book, the most authoritative and reliable guide for parents. Collaborating with pediatrician and child psychiatrist Dr. Michael B Rothenberg, Dr. Spock has updated his work to meet the changes and challenges of the 1990s. Reorganized for faster and easier reference, with many new and expanded sections, the book includes the latest advice and information on such topics as:
- breast-feeding: the newest approaches, with proven techniques for working mothers
- Caesarean section
- single parenting, remarriage and "blended" families
- talking to your child about sex, contraception, homosexuality, alcohol and drug abuse, AIDS
- working and parenting
- common medical questions and answers about whooping cough vaccine, diaper rash, infant diarrhea, scoliosis, and acne
- travelling with children
- immunization schedules, vitamins and diet recommendations
All Dr. Spock's invaluable, time-tested advice is here, including the most current medical practices and advances in child care. Written for parents of the '90s, this essential and classic work will help them face their many challenges and responsibilities with new confidence and joy.
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  rajendran | Aug 27, 2008 |
Reassuring and Valuable Advice --

"Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care" is an essential resource for parents. The book is well organized and covers its subject matter in a clear, common sense manner. I relied on it, along with How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn. These books provided essential parenting support: they helped me cope and successfully manage many crises, incidents, and minor problems through my daughter's infancy, childhood, and early teens.

Dr. Spock's respect for his readers helped me gain self-confidence and follow my own instincts and judgment. His encouragement to "trust yourself" is coupled with medical information and parameters that enable appropriate decisions. ( )
  carport | Jan 18, 2008 |
It gives you advice that you can either take or not; but most importantly, it answers a LOT of questions mom's have. ( )
  AleAleta | Jul 8, 2007 |
Didn't we all think we needed this book to raise our babies right? There's some good common sense in here, but I relied mainly on phone calls to my mother! ( )
  MerryMary | Apr 23, 2007 |
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THE CLASSIC THAT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE TIMES! For sixty-five years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Dr. Robert Needlman, himself a top-notch pediatrician, has newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains expanded information in many new areas, including:

- Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations

- Obesity and nutrition

- Cultural diversity and nontraditional family structures

- Children's learning and brain development

- The newest thinking on children with special needs

- Environmental health

- Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, depression, and autism-- including medications and behavioral interventions

- Children and the media, including electronic games

- Coping with family stress

- And much, much more

With an updated glossary of common medications and an authoritative list of the most reliable online resources, this invaluable 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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This anniversary edition of the guide to baby and child care includes new material on obesity and nutrition, nontraditional family structures, environmental health, and such common disorders as ADHD and autism.

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