Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care 9th Edition

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/24/2012
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


The Classic Handbook -- Completely Up-To-Date For generations, parents across the world have relied on Dr. Spock's expert pediatric advice. Now, In this fully revised edition of his timeless bestseller, you'll find all the information you need to meet the changes and challenges of childrearing in the new millennium -- including entirely new chapters about international adoption, coping with terrorism and disasters, college planning, autism, and other such topics as: breast-feeding: the latest research, approaches, and techniques common medical-care Q&A talking to your child about sex, drugs, and disease immunizations, vitamins, and nutrition learning, behavioral, and physical disorders dental and vision care raising nonviolent children, teaching tolerance blended families gay and lesbian parenting first aid and injury prevention ...and more. With all-new glossaries of medical terms and common medications, and an updated list of resources, this invaluable guide is the next best thing to Dr. Spock's #1 rule of parenting: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."

Table of Contents




Trust Yourself and Your Children

Trust Yourself

Raising Children in a Changing World

What Are Your Aims in Raising a Child?

Parents Are Human

Nature and Nurture

Love and Limits

The Diversity of Families

Section I:

Your Child, Age by Age

Before Your Child Is Born

Babies Develop; Parents, Too

Prenatal Care


Choosing Your Baby's Doctor

Planning the Homecoming

Helping Siblings Cope

Things You'll Need

Your Newborn, Birth to about Three Months

Enjoy Your Baby

Touch and Bonding

Early Feelings

Parents' Sexual Relations after Delivery

Caring for Your Baby

Feeding and Sleeping

Crying and Comforting


Bowel Movements

The Bath

Body Parts

Temperature, Fresh Air, and Sunshine

Common Newborn Concerns

The First Year, Four to Twelve Months

A Time of Firsts

Caring for Your Baby

Feeding and Growth


Crying and Colic


Physical Development

Learning about People

Clothes and Equipment

Common Physical Issues in the First Year

Your Toddler, Twelve to Twenty-Four Months

What Makes Them Tick?

Help Your Toddler Explore Safely

Fears around One Year

Challenging Behaviors

Sleep Issues

Eating and Nutrition

Toilet Training and Learning

Your Two-Year-Old

Being Two

Worries around Two

Challenging Behaviors

Diet and Nutrition

Toilet Training

Your Preschooler, Three to Five Years

Devotion to the Parents

Romantic and Competitive Feelings

Curiosity and Imagination

Sleep Issues

Fears around Three, Four, and Five

Worries About Injury and Body Differences

School Age: Six through Eleven Years

Fitting into the Outside World

Social Lives

At Home

Common Behavior Concerns

Adolescence: Twelve to Eighteen Years

A Two-Way Street


Other Health Issues

Psychological Tasks

Early Adolescence

Middle Adolescence

Late Adolescence

Advice for Parents

Section II:

Feeding and Nutrition

Feeding in the First Year

What Feeding Means to the Baby


Getting Enough and Gaining Weight

Changes and Challenges


Vitamins, Supplements, and Special Diets


Benefits of Breast-Feeding

Feelings about Breast-Feeding

How to Give Breast-Feeding a Fair Trial

The Nursing Mother's Physical Condition

Getting Started at Breast-Feeding

How the Nursing Pattern Gets Established

Is Your Baby Getting Enough?

The Working Mother

Problems during Breast-Feeding

Manual Expression and Breast Pumps

Breast and Bottle Combinations

Weaning from the Breast

Formula Feeding

Choosing and Preparing Formula

Washing and Sterilization

Mixing the Formula

Bottling the Formula

Formula Refrigeration

Giving the Bottle

Weaning from Bottle to Cup

Starting Solid Foods

Healthy Diets Start Young

When and How to Start

Meals at Six Months

Nutrition and Health

What Is Good Nutrition?

As a Society, We Need to Change

Building Blocks of Nutrition

A Healthier Diet

Sensible Food Choices

Simple Meals

Tips for Happy Eating

Feeding Problems and Eating Disorders

How Feeding Problems Start

What to Do

Special Problems

Eating Disorders

Section III:

Raising Mentally Healthy Children

What Children Need

Early Relationships

Emotional Needs

Parents as Companions

The Father as Parent


Beyond Parenting

Raising Children in a Troubled Society

Work and Child Care

Family and Career

Time with Your Child

Child Care Alternatives

Choosing Day Care

After-School Care



What Discipline Is


Tips for Limit-Setting

Parents' Feelings Matter




The Facts of Life

Talking with Teens about Sex

How Sexuality Develops

Gender Differences and Homosexuality

The Media

Living with the Media


Video Games


Rock and Roll and Rap

The Internet

Different Types of Families


Single-Parent Families


Gay and Lesbian Parents

Stresses and Traumas

The Meaning of Stress

Terrorism and Disasters

Physical Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Domestic Violence


Separation from a Parent


Section IV:

Common Developmental and Behavioral Challenges

Sibling Rivalry

Jealousy between Siblings

The Many Faces of Jealousy

Jealousy of the New Baby

Siblings with Special Needs

Acting Out

Temper Tantrums

Swearing and Back Talk


Hyperactivity (ADHD)

Messiness, Dawdling, and Whining






Other Infant Habits

Rhythmic Habits



Toilet Training, Soiling, and Bed-Wetting

Readiness for Toilet Training

A Gentle Training Approach

Bladder Control

Setbacks in Bowel and Bladder Control



Children with Disabilities

An Unexpected Journey

Coping within the Family

Taking Action

Early Intervention and Special Education

Mental Retardation


Down Syndrome

Other Special Needs

Getting Help

Why People Seek Help

First Steps

Types of Therapy

Working Together

Section V:

Learning and School

Learning and the Brain

The New Brain Science

How Children Think

Multiple Intelligences

Ready for School

Reading Aloud


School and School Problems

What School Is For

Learning to Read

Physical Education

Parents and Schools


Problems in School

Learning Disabilities

The Unpopular Child

School Avoidance

Planning for College

What College Is For

Choosing a College

College Entrance Exams

Saving for College

Section VI:

Health and Safety

General Medical Issues

Your Child's Doctor

Regular Checkups

Telephone Calls to Your Doctor

f0 Fevers

Diet during Illness

Giving Medicine

Isolation for Contagious Diseases

Caring for a Sick Child

Going to the Hospital


How Vaccines work

Risks of Immunization

The Immunization Schedule

Coping with Shots

A Practical Tip

Preventing Injuries

Keeping Children Safe

Riding in Cars

Streets and Driveways

Bicycle Injuries

Playground Injuries

Sports and Recreation Safety

Cold- and Hot-Weather Injuries

Sun Safety

Preventing Insect Bites

Preventing Dog Bites

Fireworks and Trick or Treat

Dangers at Home

Drowning and Water Safety

Fire, Smoke, and Burns


Lead and Mercury


Suffocation and Strangulation

Guns in the Home


Toy Safety

Home Safety Equipment

First Aid and Emergencies

Cuts and Scratches





Skin Infections

Objects in Nose and Ears

Objects in the Eye

Sprains and Strains


Neck and Back Injuries

Head Injuries

Swallowed Objects


Allergic Reactions

Convulsions and Seizures


Choking and Rescue Breathing

Home First-Aid Kit

Dental Development and Oral Health

Tooth Development


What Makes Good Teeth?

Dental Office Visits

Tooth Decay

Toothbrushing and Flossing


Dental Injuries

Preventing Mouth Injuries

Common Childhood Illnesses


Ear Infections

Tonsils and Adenoids

Sore Throat and Swollen Glands

Croup and Epiglottitis

Influenza, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia


Stomach Aches and Intestinal Infections


Genital and Urinary Disturbances




Other Skin Conditions

Classic Childhood Infections

Tuberculosis (TB)

Reye's Syndrome

Joints and Bones

Heart Murmurs

Hernias and Testicle Problems

Eye Problems

Neurological Problems

Hormonal Disturbances

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

West Nile Virus

Glossary of Medical Terms

Common Medications for Children

Glossary of common medications

Resource Guide


Rewards Program

Write a Review