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New Baby Care: A practical guide to the first three years

Book Description

New Babycare is revised edition of Dr. Miriam Stoppard’s classic babycare companion. This book offers the latest advice on all aspects of babycare, from feeding, washing, and dressing to how to express breast milk, how to give your baby medicine, dealing with sleeping problems, and more. Dr. Miriam Stoppard is a best-selling medical writer and broadcaster, and in her daily column for the UK newspaper The Mirror, she has helped millions of people deal with life’s emotional problems and health issues. Well knownfor her practical, sympathetic approach to childcare, her aim is to give readers “the confidence to follow their own instincts.” Miriam Stoppard has been at the forefront of the revolution in health information since she began her writing and broadcasting career in the early 1970s.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
    1. Your fears are natural
    2. Mixed emotions
    3. How a family evolves
    4. The family unit
    5. The modern mother
    6. The working mother
    7. The modern father
    8. A new lifestyle
    9. Meeting different needs
    10. Parents’ needs
    11. Your role is important
    12. Children need consistency
    13. Setting limits for children
    14. The importance of touch
    15. Love is not exclusive
    16. Consistency of care
  3. The Newborn
    1. Physical Impressions
    2. Newborn Behavior
    3. Bonding
  4. Equipment
    1. Choosing Equipment
    2. Your Baby’s Room
  5. Clothing
    1. Choosing Clothes birth to 1 year
    2. Dressing a Baby birth to 1 year
    3. Choosing Clothes 1 to 3 years
  6. Holding and Handling
    1. Handling your Baby birth to 1 year
    2. Handling your Child 1 to 3 years
    3. Holding and Handling Older Children
  7. All About Diapers
    1. Diapers and Changing birth to 1 year
    2. Disposable Diapers birth to 1 year
    3. Cloth Diapers birth to 1 year
    4. Diaper Rash
    5. Using Diapers 1 to 3 years
  8. Bathing and Hygiene
    1. Washing your Baby birth to 1 year
    2. Washing your Toddler 1 to 3 years
  9. Feeding
    1. Nutritional Needs birth to 1 year
    2. Breast-feeding birth to 1 year
    3. Care of your Breasts
    4. Bottle-feeding birth to 1 year
    5. Night Feedings birth to 1 year
    6. Introducing Solids 6 months
    7. Establishing Solids 6 months to 1 year
    8. Food and Eating 1 to 2 years
    9. Food and Eating 2 to 3 years
    10. Snacks 1 to 3 years
  10. Bowel and Bladder Function
    1. Passing Urine birth to 1 year
    2. Bowel Movements birth to 1 year
    3. Gaining Control 1 to 2 years
    4. Gaining Control 2 to 3 years
  11. Sleeping
    1. All About Sleeping birth to 1 year
    2. All About Sleeping 1 to 2 years
    3. All About Sleeping 2 to 3 years
  12. Crying
    1. All About Crying birth to 1 year
    2. Causes of Crying birth to 6 months
    3. Causes of Crying 6 months to 1 year
    4. All About Crying 1 to 2 years
    5. All About Crying 2 to 3 years
  13. Physical Development
    1. General Development birth to 1 year
    2. General Development 1 to 2 years
    3. Walking 1 to 2 years
    4. General Development 2 to 3 years
    5. Coordination birth to 1 year
    6. Coordination 1 to 3 years
    7. Vision birth to 1 year
    8. Vision 1 to 3 years
    9. Teeth birth to 1 year
    10. Teeth 1 to 3 years
  14. Intellectual Development
    1. Learning birth to 1 year
    2. Learning 1 to 2 years
    3. Learning 2 to 3 years
    4. Speech birth to 1 year
    5. Speech 1 to 2 years
    6. Speech 2 to 3 years
  15. Social Behavior
    1. Personal Development birth to 1 year
    2. Boundaries birth to 1 year
    3. Personal Development 1 to 2 years
    4. Boundaries 1 to 2 years
    5. Personal Development 2 to 3 years
    6. Boundaries 2 to 3 years
  16. Playing
    1. Play birth to 1 year
    2. Play 1 to 2 years
    3. Play 2 to 3 years
  17. Outings and Travel
    1. Local Outings birth to 1 year
    2. Local Outings 1 to 3 years
    3. Car Trips birth to 1 year
    4. Car Trips 1 to 3 years
    5. Air Travel birth to 3 years
  18. Home Safety
    1. Room-by-Room Safety
    2. Out and About
    3. Emergency First Aid
  19. Home Medicine
    1. When to Ask for Medical Help
    2. Using a Thermometer birth to 3 years
    3. Giving Medicine birth to 1 year
    4. Giving Medicine 1 to 3 years
    5. Being a Nurse to your Child
    6. Medical Index
    7. Immunization
    8. Immunization and Traveling Abroad