The organization that represents the nation's finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child care answers all your medical and parenting questions. Here is sound, reassuring advice on child rearing that covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child's self-esteem.
Here, too, is an indispensable guide to recognizing and solving common childhood health problems, plus detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations.
Comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date, "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child includes:
Basic care from infancy through age five
Guidelines and milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth
A complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities
Safety checks for home, outdoors, and car
A guide for choosing child-care programs
A discussion of family issues from sibling rivalry and adoption to stepfamilies and working mothers
And much more
"Caring for Your Baby and Young Child is an essential child-care resource for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their children--and the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust.
Steven P. Shelov, MD, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine and associate dean of undergraduate medical education at the Winthrop University Hospital Regional Campus of Stony Brook. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his master's in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin. After completing his residency in pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Shelov became Pediatric Program Director there, and for more than seventeen years was professor of pediatrics, director of pediatric education, and vice chairman of pediatrics. He then went on to become chairman of pediatrics and creator of the Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn. Author of more than one hundred original publications and fifteen books, he has been the founding editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics guide for parents, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 since its first edition in 1991.
Dr. Tanya Altmann is a UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California. As a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, she is frequently called upon by local and national news and talk shows to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts. She stays on the cutting edge through her position as assistant clinical professor at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, as chief medical advisor for the Newborn Channel, and her private practice. Her book Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, hit several bestsellers' lists after its release. She is also editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics' parenting book The Wonder Years and associate medical editor of their bestselling Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5.
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