Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

American Academy of Pediatrics, Author, Robert E. Hannermann, Editor, Steven P. Shelov, Editor Bantam Books $32.95 (704p) ISBN 978-0-553-07186-3
The first in a projected trilogy of books that will lead parents from their offspring's babyhood through the teen years, this is a thorough guide to infancy and the first years of a child's life. It's the closest one can get to having a live-in pediatrician. Part One explores the bond between parent and child, then launches into a discussion of pregnancy, delivery and the care of newborn babies. Subsequent chapters cover the first year of life, addressing typical physical and mental developments, how parents can foster independence in children, and common health problems. Major milestones for ages two through five are also explored. Part Two is concerned with child safety, typical child care and how to handle such complex issues as adoption, sibling rivalry and divorce. Individual chapters devoted to eyes, heart, skin and more provide a handy reference tool for spotting potential problems and coping with existing ones. Whether a child is two months or two years old, the up-to-date information offered here will reassure. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
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