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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia book of pregnancy and child care
Pasquariello, Patrick S.
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
xix, 636 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The Great Ormond Street new baby and child care book / Tessa Hilton. London : Vermilion, 1997.

Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


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RJ61 .C5495 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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World-renowned specialists answer all your questions about your child's birth, health, and development.

Here is your complete, authoritative guide to caring for babies and young children from conception to age five. Clearly organized and packed with vital instructions, this book features the expertise of leading doctors, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, therapists, and many other reassuring resources. Prepared in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, it delivers everything you need to know to give your child the best care possible, and puts the essential information right at your fingertips:

Checklists for healthy labor and delivery. Developmental and behavioral milestones. Day-to-day child-care advice. Appropriate child's play based on the latest brain research. Solutions to feeding and sleep problems. Language development. Toilet training. Early education. Coping with physical or mental disabilities. Medical emergencies. Preventing and treating illnesses. and much more.

"Comprehensive . . . reassuring . . . easily understood . . . Parents want to know as much as possible. This book fills the bill." -C. Everett Koop, M.D., Sc.D.

Author Notes

ITHE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA is consistently ranked as one of the top two pediatric facilities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1855, the Hospital provides state-of-the-art medical, surgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitative care in addition to being a leader in research and pediatric training.

PATRICK S. PASQUARIELLO , JR., M.D., is director of the Diagnostic Center at the Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has been a practicing pediatrician for over 36 years.

Table of Contents

Before Pregnancy Begins
Labor and Delivery
Your New Baby
Babies Needing Special Care
Feeding Your Baby
Feeding Your Child Up to Age Five
Sleep, Wakefulness, and Crying
Your Baby and Child's Growth and Development
Your Baby's Developing Senses
Play and Early Education
Toilet Training
Protecting Your Child
Doctors and Medications
Common Health Problems
Serious Illness and Treatable Congenital Defects
If Your Child Has to Go to the Hospital