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Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Years, Second Edition

Raising a child is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, experiences you'll likely ever have. There is perhaps nothing more special than the lifelong bond that forms between a parent and a child.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Years is an easy-to-use yet comprehensive how-to manual for caring for your child, from newborn days all the way to toddlerhood. From chapters on month-by-month development to ones on health and safety, this book covers what you need to know. There's also a wealth of tips for moms and dads coping with the many changes to daily life that come with parenthood.

To help you easily find what you're looking for, Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Years, Second Edition is divided into six sections.

Part 1: Caring for your child
From how to feed your newborn to helping toddlers develop good sleep habits, you'll find basic baby—and toddler—care tips in this detailed section. You'll also find tips for clothing your little one, strategies for comforting a crying baby and handling tantrums in the toddler years.

Part 2: Health and safety
Part 2 covers all of the key elements to preventing and dealing with injury and illness. You'll read about doctor checkups and vaccinations, as well as suggestions for childproofing your home.

Part 3: Growth and development
This section provides monthly insights into your baby's growth and development. It covers a range of topics including toys and games, separation anxiety, screen time, and preschool readiness. It also covers developmental milestones such as walking, learning new words and connecting with family members.

Part 4: Common illnesses and concerns
Here you'll find helpful tips for managing conditions that commonly affect young children, such as fevers, colds, ear infections, pink eye and others. You'll also learn when medication may be appropriate and when it may be best to avoid it.

Part 5: Managing and enjoying parenthood
Caring for a young child can be nervewracking and exhausting. The information in Part 5 can help you get through the first three years with the reassurance that you're doing well.

Part 6: Special circumstances
Most children are born healthy, but sometimes problems can develop. Diseases and disorders that can affect young children, and how they’re treated, are discussed here.

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Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Years, Second Edition
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Newborn to age 3
Walter J. Cook, M.D. and Kelsey M. Klass, M.D.
A trusted and essential resource for new parents.
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