The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care PDF ☆

The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care By Benjamin Spock ✩ – OVER MILLION COPIES IN PRINT! THE CLASSIC THAT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH THE TIMES! For sixtyfive years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr Benjamin Spock But while chi OVERMILLION COPIES IN PRINT! THE CLASSIC THAT CONTINUES Sense Book PDF Î TO GROW WITH THE TIMES! For sixtyfive years, parents have relied on the expert advice of renowned pediatrician Dr Benjamin Spock But while children never change, issues and concerns do Dr Robert Needlman, himself a topnotch pediatrician, has The Common eBook Ï newly updated and expanded this timeless classic to speak to any parent who is raising children in our rapidly changing world While still providing reassuring advice on ageold topics such as caring for a new baby, as well as accidents, illness, and injuries, this book also contains Common Sense Book MOBI ò expanded information in many new areas, including: • Cuttingedge medical opinion on immunizations • Obesity and nutrition • Cultural diversity and nontraditional family structures • Children’s learning and brain development • The newest thinking on children with special needs • Environmental health • Increasingly common disorders such as ADHD, depression, and autism— including medications and behavioral interventions • Children and the media, including electronic games • Coping with family stress • And much, much With an updated glossary of common medications and an authoritative list of the most reliable online resources, this invaluable guide is still the next best thing to Dr Spock’srule of parenting: “Trust yourself You know than you think you do”.

About the Author: Benjamin Spock

Benjamin McLane Spock was an American pediatrician whose Sense Book PDF Î book Baby and Child Care, published in , is one of the biggest best sellers of all time Its revolutionary message to mothers was that you know than you think you do Spock was the first pediatrician The Common eBook Ï to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics.

10 thoughts on “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care

  1. Annette Annette says:

    Another book I am reading for the book I am writing. One of my favorite outtakes thus far from this book updated in 1962:
    [A father:] might make the formula on Sunday. If the baby is on a 2 A.M. bottle in the early weeks, when the mother is still pretty tired, this is a good feeding for the father to take over. It's nice for him, if he can, to go along to the doctor's office for the baby's regular visits. It gives him a chance to bring up those questions that are bothering him and that he doesn't think his wife understands the importance of. It pleases the doctor too.

  2. Susan Baranoff Susan Baranoff says:

    Probably the most important book in my library for the first 10 years of my kids' lives. It was the book to turn to when they had spots or fevers or just would not go to sleep.... Dr. Spock always gave common sense advice. The reference guide to symptoms in the back was invaluable more than once in answering the huge question every new parent has -- it is 2:00 in the morning - should I call the doctor for this, or can it wait until morning?

  3. Cindy Pomerleau Cindy Pomerleau says:

    I blog about Postwar America and bought a copy of the first edition (1946) on eBay in order to read the version my mother relied on. A classic. A couple of brief comments:

    1) The conservative preacher Norman Vincent Peale, in an oft-quoted sermon, blamed Spock's instant gratification, don't let them cry approach for the violent demonstrations that occurred during that era. More immoderate commentators went even further, demonizing Spock as being more or less single-handedly responsible for the decline and fall of Western Civilization. This accusation (always strongly rejected by Spock himself), is simply not supported by the book, which can be considered permissive only in contrast with the draconian advice then being offered by contemporary experts to adhere to a regular schedule of sleep and feeding, even if it meant leaving an infant sobbing for hours; and to avoid picking up and comforting babies, which would only teach them to cry more. Dr. Spock expects youngsters to be assigned duties, to put things away, to come to the table when dinner is ready, and to be polite to others. He warns against asking “Do you want to...?” or offering too many reasons when requiring the child to do something. The best description is perhaps the one Spock himself chose for the title of the first edition of his book, “common sense.” “Trust yourself,” he told young parents, you know more than you think you do.

    2) His (first) wife, Jane, whom he divorced after 48 years of marriage, was inadequately recognized and poorly rewarded for her extensive contribution to the book. At what point does transcribing, performing background research, fact-checking, recipe-testing, editing, consulting experts, rewriting, and more cross the blurry line from an acknowledgment, even (belatedly) a generous acknowledgment, into full-fledged co-authorship? Jane always felt she'd been shortchanged, and a good case could be made for her claim.

    For a more extensive discussion of these and other issues, please check out my blog post:

  4. Mike Smith Mike Smith says:

    This is a wonderful book for ALL parents to read. Actually, it's a wonderful book for ANYONE to read, even children. It discusses human development in a way that is useful for those who are guiding a child's development and those interested in their own development - which should be everyone. Most importantly the book is written to educate and encourage, rather than to preach and frighten. It helps the parent approach every situation with the basic knowledge needed. It also gives great resources for further information on specific needs, including children's books that might help at certain moments.

    Since the book covers all stages of childhood and all types of children, certain portions may never apply to any one child or family. My strategy was to read the whole book so that I have been exposed to the whole gamut of parenting questions. I certainly won't remember all of the advice, but the general approaches will stick with me and I can go back and understand more quickly as certain situations arise. Besides, I'm sure picking colleges will be here before we know it. And with every question, now I have at least some knowledge so that when questions come, especially when they come from our child, I won't be struck entirely dumb.

  5. Alyce Rocco Alyce Rocco says:

    My mother gave all her daughters, daughter-in-laws, many nieces, then started with granddaughters as they made her a great-grandma, a copy of Dr. Spock's Baby and Childcare. My copy was a much earlier edition than this one.

    I referred back to the book many times as my babies matured into toddlers, and so on. I say it was okay, because I never read it cover to cover ~ it got boring.

    Many of my peers felt intimidated by the book's advice, fearing they would do something wrong. I do not recall exactly as Dr. Spock said it, but it was what I most remembered and adhered to ~ if we could not remember what to do in an emergency or for illness, to do the first thing we thought of doing ~ which would usually be correct.

    That worked for me ~ often I would refer to the book after the fact and learn I had handled things in manner Spock prescribed.

  6. Kelly Kelly says:

    Excellent Resource for quick infant/child health info.

  7. Brandon O& Brandon O& says:

    We've read though the chapters on pregnancy. Now I guess it is almost time for the infant section. Yikes!!

  8. Lucy Dawson Lucy Dawson says:

    Well what can I say about this? There are some very useful sections which are still relevant to modern day parenting and the sections on first aid were quite useful.
    However, there are some sections I cringed at and I KNOW that it's because it's a product of its time but it said multiple times about a father wanting to come in from work and reading the paper, and the role of men and women being so very different. The final indication to how old this book is, was the small section on 'mongolism. A disturbance characterised by a child with upward slanted eyes like an oriental'
    An honest to God shudder-making quote.
    Glad I read this, it was a bit of fun seeing how people viewed the world in the 60s.

  9. Cassidy Cassidy says:

    Awesome Book. Learned A Lot of Stuff I Didn't Know. Great Book For Any Mom.

  10. T T says:

    This handbook is meant as a reference so I focused only on a few topics that might help me learn how adult personalities/habits/behaviors are shaped by childhood influences.

    Best learning happens when babies are presented with a relaxed, supportive, nurturing environment, not by cold, forced, unwanted, unnatural facts (like flashcards).

    Downside of overacademic approach: interferes with play (way they learn, develop social skills, spark creativity).

    When they love what they learn, they remember it longer.

    Thinking develops in stages; don't rush the process by skipping phases.

    Read to babies. They enjoy the sound and feeling of being held.

    Foster love for stories by reading them aloud, and talk about them to spark interest. Pay attention to everyday signs and labels that are interesting and important.

    In a good preschool, there are different areas for children to explore different interests.

    School teaches skills to kids and how to get along in the world. Various subjects are means to an end.

    Mental capacity is one aspect of a person. Balance it with empathy, compassion, common sense, respect for others.

    No use in learning a lot if you're not happy, can't get along with people, etc.

    One way that children learn independence is by taking risks: fosters skills, self-esteem, and judgment.

    Sports: teach sportsmanship, teamwork, tolerance.

    Sex awareness starts when children see how parents get along with and take care of each other (how kind/helpful/respectful), attitude about different genders.

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