Baby 411 : Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year

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You are having a baby! Congratulations! Now, the reality hits you -- what the heck am I doing? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those parents who've come before you ... and combine it with the solid medical advice from an award-winning pediatrician? Baby 411 is the answer! Book jacket.

Author Biography

Ari Brown, M.D. and Denise Fields, M.O.M. have been there, done that! Dr. Brown is a Harvard-trained pediatrician who shares her decade of experience as both a doctor and mother. Denise Fields is the best-selling author and has been featured as a parenting expert on Oprah, the Today Show and in the Wall Street Journal. Between them, they have four children, ages 4 to 9

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
3-2-1 Baby! Preparing for the New One
Picking A Parenting Stylep. 4
Selecting A Medical Provider For Your Babyp. 5
Behind The Scenes: Why Is My Doctor So Late?p. 8
Circumcision Pros And Consp. 13
Optional Newborn Metabolic Screeningp. 16
Cord Blood Bankingp. 17
Table: Cord Blood Bank Options Comparedp. 19
Childcarep. 20
Six Commandments For Balancing Work & Babyp. 21
Juggling Family & Career: 15 Tipsp. 22
The 5 Options For Childcarep. 24
Adoptionp. 29
Making A Birth Planp. 30
You & Your Baby's Doc: Insider Tips & Advice
The Schedule Of Well Baby Checkupsp. 33
10 Screening Testsp. 34
How And Why To Schedule A Sick Visit Appointmentp. 35
Who Is The AAP?p. 35
The Difference Between A Sick Visit And A Consultationp. 35
Insider Tip: The Best Time To Schedule An Appt.p. 37
What To Do: Evening And On Weekendsp. 38
Labor Day
Your Baby's First Physical Examinationp. 42
Screening Tests, Vitamin K, And Eye Ointmentp. 46
Group B Strepp. 48
Getting To Know You: Your Baby's 1st Daysp. 49
Does My Baby Need To Study For His APGARs?p. 49
What's THAT In My Baby's Diaper?p. 49
Why Is My Baby Turning Yellow?p. 50
Why Is My Baby Shrinking?p. 50
When Do I Have To Use A Car seat?p. 52
When Can I Take My Baby Outside?p. 53
Special Section: The Two-Week Survival Guidep. 53
The Baby Bluesp. 56
The Handy Feeding And Elimination Tablep. 57
Care & Feeding
Hygiene: The Spa Treatment
The First Manicurep. 61
When Can I Use Diaper Wipes?p. 62
How Often Do I Clean The Belly Button?p. 62
Diaper Rash: 5 Tips & Tricksp. 63
Bathing Babyp. 64
Cradle Capp. 65
Eczema: Advice And Tipsp. 65
Sun block And Insect Repellentsp. 66
The Boy Partsp. 68
The Girl Partsp. 69
Mouth care: Thrush, Dental Care, and Droolp. 69
Nutrition & Growth
What Growth Charts Meanp. 73
How Infants Grow (Height, Head Size, Weight)p. 74
Calorie & Nutrition For The First Yearp. 75
The Big Picture: Nutrition For The First Yearp. 77
Feeding Schedules, Or Lack Thereofp. 78
Special Concerns: Dropping Down The Growth Chartp. 79
Does My Baby Need A Vitamin Supplement?p. 80
Overeating, Obesity, And The Body Mass Indexp. 82
New Parent 411: How To Avoid Obesityp. 83
Feedback From The Real World: Avoiding The 4C'sp. 84
Calcium, Fiber, And Ironp. 86
Happy Birthday! You're One!p. 87
Breast Milkp. 89
The Advantages Of Breast Milkp. 90
Why Women Stopp. 90
Getting Startedp. 92
Day-By-Day Guidep. 93
New Parent 411: Anxiety At Checkoutp. 95
Top 10 Tips To Survive The First Two Weeksp. 96
Troubleshooting: The Top 8 Biggest Challengesp. 97
Engorgementp. 98
Sore Nipples: 7 Tips For Reliefp. 99
Expressing Milk & Breast Pumpsp. 100
Mom Concerns: Work, Diet, Medicationsp. 102
Special Situations: Adoptions, Twins, Preemiesp. 106
Weaning: The Guidep. 108
The Big Picture: Breastfeeding For The First Yearp. 109
Formulap. 111
Coke Vs. Diet Coke: The Types Of Formulap. 112
Soy Formulap. 114
The Gourmet Formulasp. 116
Bottles: Which Are Best?p. 119
The Big Picture: Formula Feeding For The First Yearp. 119
Other Liquids: Water, Juice, Milkp. 120
The Five Types Of Solid Foodsp. 123
How To Tell When Your Baby Is Ready?p. 124
What Is Rice Cereal And Other Stage One Foods?p. 125
How Do I Know If Baby Has A Food Allergy?p. 127
Hidden Sources For Dangerous Foodsp. 129
The Big Picture For Liquid And Solid Nutritionp. 134
The Other End
Let's Define Termsp. 137
What Is Normal Newborn Poop?p. 138
The Top 5 Worrisome Poopsp. 139
5 Trade Secrets For Constipation Reliefp. 140
Older Babies: Solid Foods=Solid Poopp. 141
Fun Fiber Foodsp. 142
Spit Up, Regurgitation, And Vomitp. 144
What Is Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)?p. 144
Tricks Of The Trade: Treating GERp. 146
Top 5 Worries About Vomitp. 147
Urine And Bladder Infectionsp. 148
Burping, Hiccups, And Gasp. 150
Sleep, Development & Discipline
The Science Of Sleepp. 156
How Long Should Newborns Sleep?p. 157
Sleep Safety Tips: SIDS And Other Dangersp. 159
Deciding On Your Family's Sleep Routinep. 164
Family Bed: Pros & Consp. 164
Solitary Sleep: Pros & Consp. 165
Setting Up Good Habitsp. 166
Top 10 Commandments For Establishing A Sleep Routinep. 166
Top 10 Mistakes Parents Make With Infant Sleepp. 169
Undoing Bad Habitsp. 170
The Sleep Gurus: 6 Approaches Explainedp. 172
The Ferber Technique, Demystifiedp. 178
Napsp. 179
Special Situations--Multiples And Preemiesp. 181
What Does Development Mean?p. 184
How Do I Know My Baby Is Developing Normally?p. 185
What Is The Denver Developmental Checklist?p. 185
Failing Milestones: What To Dop. 186
What Is Autism And When Do I Worry?p. 186
Developmental Delaysp. 187
How Your Baby Learnsp. 188
Your Baby's Social And Emotional Growthp. 189
Development By Agep. 190
Birth To Two Monthsp. 190
Two To Four Monthsp. 192
Four To Six Monthsp. 193
Six To Nine Monthsp. 195
Nine To 12 Monthsp. 197
Watching TV: When And How Much Is Appropriate?p. 200
New Parent 411: Top 14 New Parent Safety Tipsp. 201
Good Toys And Booksp. 203
Discipline & Temperament
Getting To Know Your Baby's Temperamentp. 206
High Versus Low-Maintenance Babiesp. 207
The 3 Rules Of Cry Managementp. 208
10 Tips For Soothing The Savage Beast: Newbornsp. 209
Pacifiers: The Party Linep. 210
What Is Colic And What Can I Do About It?p. 210
Infant Massagep. 212
Planting The Seeds Of Disciplinep. 213
11 Tips For Developing A Discipline Stylep. 215
Temper Tantrums: Hurricanes At Homep. 216
8 Tried & True Discipline Techniquesp. 216
Special Situations: Separation Anxiety, Thumb Suckingp. 218
Sickness & How To Avoid It!
Vaccines: A Bit Of Historyp. 224
The Top 15 Vaccine Questionsp. 226
The 5 Biggest Misconceptionsp. 226
7 Truths About Vaccinesp. 227
The Government Conspiracy Theoryp. 233
The Vaccination Schedulep. 234
Vaccines And The Diseases They Stopp. 235
Optional Vaccinesp. 241
Special Section: Smallpoxp. 243
Vaccine Controversies: MMR/Autism, Thimerisol & Morep. 245
Where To Get More Informationp. 250
Common Infections
What Are Viruses?p. 252
The Common Coldp. 256
Humidifiers & Vaporizersp. 258
What Are Bacteria?p. 259
Telling A Bacterial Infection From A Virusp. 260
Antibiotic Resistancep. 261
When Your Child Can Return To Childcare Or Playgroupp. 263
Special Feature: Ear Infectionsp. 264
7 Risk Factors For Ear Infectionsp. 265
Common Diseases
Eyes: Lazy Eyep. 275
Lungs: Asthma, Bronchiolitisp. 276
Heart: Murmursp. 278
Blood: Anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Deficiency, Lead Exposurep. 279
Skin: Eczemap. 282
Muscles/Bones: Intoeing, Bow-Legged, Flat Feetp. 284
Endocrine: Diabetesp. 285
Allergies: Seasonal, Environmentalp. 286
What's That Smell? Unusual Odorsp. 287
First Aid--Top 12 Problems & Solutions
First Aid
9 Hints: Making The Most Of A Call To Your Docp. 291
Your First Aid Kitp. 293
How To Take Your Baby's Vital Signsp. 293
Making A Diagnosis Over The Phone?p. 294
The Top Problems & Solutionsp. 295
Abdominal Painp. 295
Allergic Reactionp. 296
Bleeding And Bruisingp. 298
How To Avoid Food-Poisoningp. 302
Burnsp. 303
Breathing Problems (Respiratory Distress)p. 303
Everything You Wanted To Know About Croupp. 305
Choking Emergencies: 4 Tipsp. 306
Cough & Congestionp. 307
Diarrheap. 309
How To Tell If Your Baby Is Dehydratedp. 311
Vomitingp. 313
Eye Problems: Pink Eye, Blocked Tear Ductsp. 315
Fever: A Special Sectionp. 317
How To Take Your Baby's Temperaturep. 321
10 Commandments To Treating A Feverp. 323
Poisoningp. 326
The Most Dangerous Household Productsp. 327
Rashesp. 328
Seizuresp. 333
Does It Need Stitches?p. 333
Trauma: Injuries To The Head, Neck, Back, Eyesp. 336
The Reference Library
Medicationsp. 343
Alternative Medicinesp. 369
Lab Work & Testsp. 377
Infections--The Detailsp. 387
Glossaryp. 399
Referencesp. 421
Footnotesp. 429
Indexp. 436
How To Reach The Authorsp. 461
Our Other Booksp. 462
About The Authors
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