Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 8th Edition

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 8th Edition

Birth to Age 5

About the Book

A totally revised and thoroughly updated edition of this mega-seller: a reliable and reassuring guide for new parents, recommended regularly by the 60,000 member doctors of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Turn to the only comprehensive reference for new parents from the most trusted name in child health—American Academy of Pediatrics!

You want to provide the best possible care for your child. And when you have questions, the 67,000 member pediatricians of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have answers. Based on the latest AAP recommendations, this evidence-based guide covers everything from preparing for childbirth to breastfeeding and from toilet training to starting school. 

This new and fully revised eighth edition features
• Guidance for basic care from infancy through age five
• A month-by-month guide to your baby’s first year of growth and development
• Milestones for physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive development
• Guidelines for safe sleep and preventing sudden unexpected infant death syndrome (SUID/SIDS)
• Information on immunizations and pediatric checkups
• Safety standards, including childproofing, car safety seats, and toy safety
• CPR instruction and choking prevention tips
• Instructions for breastfeeding, including techniques, benefits, and challenges
• Nutrition recommendations, including starting solid foods, introducing common allergens, and healthy-weight guidance
• Advice on bathing, diapering, and toilet training
• The latest information on babies, children, and the media, including the effects of technology on children and managing screen time 
• Tips for choosing high-quality childcare
• And much more!

Also included is a complete health encyclopedia addressing injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities. New parents will find this pediatrician-approved guidance to be a lifesaver during middle-of-the-night health crises and when deciding whether to head to the pediatrician’s office, urgent care, or the emergency department. 

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child is an essential childcare resource—recommended by pediatricians and trusted by parents.
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American Academy Of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents. More by American Academy Of Pediatrics
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