Dr. Spock's Baby Basics

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Dr. Spock's Baby Basics

Are you ready to care for your new baby?
Here's all the practical advice you need! Distinguished pediatrician Robert Needlman, one of the new team of experts at The Dr. Spock Company, provides the best up-to-date information on your baby's most fundamental needs, with plenty of useful tips on day-to-day care. An easy-to-use reference that you'll turn to again and again, Dr. Spock's Baby Basics will help you:
  • Succeed at breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
  • Encourage good sleep habits, right from the start
  • Bathe, diaper, and groom your baby
  • Choose a crib, a car seat, and other essentials
  • Understand the different causes of crying
  • Start your baby on solid foods, and much more


For more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world's best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today's moms and dads the latest parenting and child-health information. Watch for the next two books in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series: Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide and Dr. Spock's Safety & First Aid for Babies and Toddlers.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439169414 | 
  • April 2009

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Dr. Benjamin Spock is America’s most trusted name in child care and parenting, and his essential guidebook has topped bestseller lists for over sixty-five years. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic manual provides first time and experienced parents the best information about caring for new babies, toddlers, and adolescents in the twenty-first century.All of Dr. Spock’s invaluable, time-tested advice is here, along with the most current medical practices and advances...

About the Author

Robert Needlman

Dr. Robert Needlman is a leading pediatrician, professor, and author. He is the cofounder of the Reach Out and Read literacy program, which now help millions of children to grow up loving books (learn more at ReachOutAndRead.org), and is a widely featured speaker on early learning, literacy, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In addition to being the revising co-author of Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, 8th and 9th editions, he is the author of Dr. Spock’s Baby Basics and writes for DrSpock.com.

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