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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(8):984-985. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160200106040.
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This is the first in a series of three books discussing child care to be produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It resulted from the collaboration of more than 75 pediatricians, including many well-known experts. The next two volumes will address adolescence (due for publication in fall 1991) and children aged 5 to 12 years (due for publication in spring 1992). These books are targeted at parents and address normal growth and development; behavior; and social, medical, and surgical issues.

Part 1 is divided into chapters about each month of the first year of life, the second year of life, ages 2 to 3 years, and ages 3 to 5 years. Each of these chapters contains extensive discussion of normal development (with milestones highlighted), a section addressing basic care (including sleep, diet, and appropriate toys), and a discussion of behavior. Chapters conclude with lists entitled "Immunization Alert," "Safety Check,"


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