Dr. Spock's The First Two Years

Dr. Spock's The First Two Years

The Emotional and Physical Needs of Children from Birth to Age 2

Edited By: Martin T. Stein
America's favorite pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Spock has helped two generations of parents raise their kids with his timeless bestseller, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care. Now, today's parents can rejoice: a new compilation of Dr. Spock's timeless advice is here!
This first-time collection of essays brings together Dr. Spock's insightful writings on connecting with your child's inner life during the all-important early years. Dr. Spock's The First Two Years covers such topics as:
  • understanding your baby's different cries
  • helping your little one cope with separation anxiety
  • communicating with your baby
  • teaching your child about giving and sharing
  • the easiest way ever to toilet-train
  • dealing with the impact a newborn can have on siblings
  • treating the most common ailments

With Dr. Spock's The First Two Years, new parents everywhere will return again and again to Dr. Spock for all of their child-rearing questions.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743411226 | 
  • August 2001
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Chapter One: Communicating with Your Baby:

READING YOUR BABY'S CUES

Babies can express their feelings and needs in many ways. Learning to read your baby is very important, especially for parents who want to respond to their baby's needs appropriately. Crying is a major source of communication that the newborn baby has. So in one way, it's a very healthy sign that your baby can cry and let you know that he needs you. The bond between the parent and baby may be deepened if parents are sensitive to their baby's cries, gestures, and behavior in general.

I feel that it is very important to learn to listen to your children.... see more

About the Author

Benjamin Spock

Dr. Benjamin Spock was the most trusted and most famous pediatrician worldwide; his reassuring and commonsense advice shaped parenting practices for half a century. Please visit DrSpock.net.

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