Penelope Leach Your Baby and Child

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Your Baby and Child

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9780751348873: Your Baby and Child

This classic guide to child-care and development and a bible for parents is now updated. Written from the baby and child's perspective, information is organized in easy-to-follow age bands. At each stage there is illuminating advice on every problematic or exciting aspect of child-care, from feeding and sleeping to thinking and talking.

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Penelope Leach's Your Baby & Child has been a beloved favorite for years. With this new, revised edition, Leach has updated her information and approach to reflect new findings in the field of child development, and to respond to the changing needs of today's families. Leach has utter respect for children and their parents; she explains development, child care, and parenting concerns clearly and without condescension.

Each developmental stage--newborn, settled baby, older baby, toddler, and young child--is discussed in terms of feeding, teeth and teething, growing, excreting, crying, sleeping, playing, and everyday care. For each stage, an additional set of appropriate topics is discussed, including muscle power, speech, child care, and appropriate toys. Colorful and expressive photos display infant, childhood, and toddler behavior. With her common-sense, child-positive approach, Leach carefully dispels negative parenting attitudes, and teaches readers how to stop, listen, and learn from their children. --Ericka Lutz

From the Publisher:

"A wonderful book. Well researched, well written and sensitive to both parents' and children's needs in the task of growing up together."
--T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

"The thinking parent's guide."
--New York Times

"If you purchase only one book on child care, make it this one."
--Library Journal

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