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Your Baby and Child

Your Baby and Child
Author: Penelope Leach
ISBN 13: 9780375712036
ISBN 10: 375712038
Edition: Rev Upd
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: $25.00

This is the new, fully updated version of the authoritative childcare classic. New features include sections of parents' most-asked questions and Dr. Leach's answers, as well as all new safety information.

Library Journal

This updated version of the child-rearing standard by renowned British psychologist Leach is touted by the publisher as the "essential guide fully revised for today's family." Although the five chapter subdivisions based on the child's age remain the same, and some of the opening essays on each age are lifted almost verbatim from the 1989 edition (Knopf), critical updates in some areas of concern, such as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), make this an essential purchase. In addition to physical growth and progress, Leach addresses the psychosocial needs of children. She also includes parent concerns and responses similar to those found in Workman's "What To Expect" series. Public and academic libraries would do well to stock the new version of this primer on children and their development for circulation as well as for the reference shelf.Lisa Williams, Moline Southeast Lib., Ill.