Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to age 5 by Steven P. Shelov
This authoritative and comprehensive book brings you state-of-the-art answers to all your medical and parenting concerns. Written in a warm, accessible style and illustrated with more than 350 helpful drawings and diagrams, this book gives you the information you need to know about looking after your baby up to the age of five. In Caring for your Baby and Young Child you will find:* a month-by-month guide to your baby's first year that lets you know what to expect in terms of growth, behaviour, and development * a yearly guide for years two to five, with practical advice for dealing with nightmares, bedwetting, and temper tantrums * "health watch" features that alert you to potential problems at each stage * advice on effective discipline and optimal nurturing * a complete health encyclopaedia covering illnesses, injuries, congenital diseases, and other disabilities * a discussion of family issues from sibling rivalry and adoption to stepfamilies and professional child care. This is an essential child care resource for all parents who want the best for their children.