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

by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman

Pocket Books | December 27, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

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The most trusted childcare book for generations, this newly updated edition is still the most comprehensive, authoritative, and reassuring go-to reference for parents of children from birth through adolescence.

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. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this revised edition also covers:

Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations
Obesity and nutrition
Cultural diversity, and non-traditional 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 a resource guide that compiles 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."

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1168 pages, 2.66 × 1.65 × 0.79 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439189293

ISBN - 13: 9781439189290

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

by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1168 pages, 2.66 × 1.65 × 0.79 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439189293

ISBN - 13: 9781439189290

About the Book

For more than 60 years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock. But while children never change, issues and concerns do. Dr. Needlman, himself a topnotch pediatrician, has updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world. Revised reissue.

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Section I: Your Child, Age by Age Before Your Child Is Born Babies Develop; Parents, Too Fetal development. When you think of all the incredible changes that go into turning a fertilized egg into a newborn baby, how can you not feel awe? By the time most women realize they''re pregnant, about five weeks after their last menstrual period, the embryo is already pretty complex. Shaped like a disk, it has an inner layer of cells that will go on to become most of the internal organs, a middle layer of cells that will form muscles and bones, and an outer layer that will become the skin and the neurons of the brain and spinal cord. By eight weeks after conception (about ten weeks after the last menstrual period), all of the major organs have begun to form and the fetus is beginning to take on a human look. But it is still only two inches long and weighs about a third of an ounce. Four or five months into the pregnancy -- just about half way -- marks a turning point. This is the time of quickening, when you first feel your baby moving. If an ultrasound hasn''t been done, those little kicks and nudges may be the first palpable proof that there really is a baby in there -- a thrilling moment! Moving into the third trimester, after about twenty-seven weeks, the name of the game becomes growth, growth, and more growth. The baby''s length doubles, the weight triples. The brain grows even more quickly than that. At the same time, new behaviors appear. By twenty-nine weeks of gestation, a b
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The most trusted childcare book for generations, this newly updated edition is still the most comprehensive, authoritative, and reassuring go-to reference for parents of children from birth through adolescence.

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. While still providing reassuring advice on age-old topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this revised edition also covers:

Cutting-edge medical opinion on immunizations
Obesity and nutrition
Cultural diversity, and non-traditional 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 a resource guide that compiles 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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