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First Year Baby Care (2016): The

First Year Baby Care (2016): The "Owner's Manual" You Need for Your Baby's First Year

by Paula Kelly MD


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Babies Didn't Come with Instructions...Until Now!
Keep this easy-to-use book handy, so you can get the latest medical advice whenever you need help!

It provides up-to-date medical information to guide you through your baby's first year.
It includes the latest information on newborn screening, well-baby checkups, vaccination schedules, and expanded information on nutrition, including how to prevent food allergies and childhood obesity.

You'll find complete information on the daily basics of baby care.
For example: bathing, diapering, and breast- or formula-feeding your baby, and baby exercises. Plus, the latest information on these important issues:
Breastfeeding for working mothers
Car seat and crib safety
Childproofing your home
Day care options
Diaper choices
Environmental hazards
Making homemade baby food
Monthly developmental milestones
Prebiotics, probiotics, and fatty acids
Traveling with your baby

The expanded medical care section covers 40 different emergencies and illnesses.
Each topic includes what you need to know, supplies you will need, typical symptoms, what to check, information on when to get professional help, and step-by-step instruction on how to treat at home. Some of the topics covered are:
Gastroesophageal reflux
Head trauma
Infant and child CPR
Whooping cough

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501112737
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paula Kelly, M.D., is a Minnesota pediatrician and the mother of two children. She has been honored by her peers as one of the best pediatricians in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Before Your Baby Arrives vii

Chapter 1 Your Newborn 1

Changes for the Baby 4

What Does a Newborn Look Like? 5

Conditions That May Be Present at Birth 8

Newborn Exams and Procedures 13

Your Newborn's World 19

Reflexes during the First Year 21

Chapter 2 Caring for Your Baby 23

Elimination 27

Diapers and Other Necessities 29

Choosing Diaper Care 31

Diaper Care 32

Diapering Your Baby 34

Sponge Bathing Your Baby 36

Tub Bathing Your Baby 38

Skin Care 40

Sleep 43

Comforting a Crying Baby 48

Non-Nutritive Sucking 50

Clothing and Shoes for Your Baby 51

Clothing Checklist 55

Finding a Day Care Provider 56

Babysitters 63

Chapter 3 Feeding Your Baby 67

Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding: A Fact-Based Comparison 69

Breastfeeding Basics 73

What Nursing Moms Need 84

Nursing Positions 86

Weaning from the Breast 88

Formula-Feeding Basics 90

Preparing Formula Step-by-Step 94

Giving the Bottle to Your Baby 95

Weaning from the Bottle 96

Burping and Spitting Up 97

Burping Methods 97

Introducing Solid (Complementary) Foods 98

Preparing Homemade Baby Foods 105

Chapter 4 Your Baby's Safety 109

Childproofing Your Home 110

Baby Gear 117

Traveling 123

Chapter 5 Your Baby's Development 125

Developmental Milestones Month-by-Month 126

Toys for the First Year 133

Baby Exercises 137

Chapter 6 Medical Care for Your Baby 139

Symptoms Index 151

Acne (Newborn) 152

Anaphylaxis 153

Bites and Stings 154

Breathing Emergency/Cardiac Arrest 156

Bronchiolitis and Asthma 158

Choking 160

Cold and Cough 162

Colic 164

Constipation 166

Cradle Cap 168

Crossed Eyes 169

Croup 170

Dehydration 172

Diaper Rash 173

Diarrhea 174

Ear Infection 176

Eczema 178

Flat Heads 180

Food Allergy 182

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 184

Head Trauma/Injury 186

Healing Loss 188

Meat Rash/Sunburn 190

Heatstroke 192

Impetigo 193

Influenza 194

Meningitis 196

Pinkeye 197

Pneumonia 198

Poisoning, from Food 199

Poisoning, from Toxic Substances 200

Roseola 202

Seizures 203

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 205

Teething 207

Thrush 209

Urinary Tract Infection 210

Vomiting 212

Whooping Cough 214

Appendix 217

Index 223

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