Caring For Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5

With more than 4 million copies in print, our top-selling parenting guide has shaped the health and well-being of children for nearly 20 years. Drawing on the contributions and practical wisdom of more than 100 pediatric specialists, the thoroughly revised 5th edition includes

  • – Basic child care from infancy through 5 years
  • – Guidelines and milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth
  • – A complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities
  • – Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with sections on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
  • – An in-depth guide to breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges
  • – A guide to choosing child care programs and car safety seats
  • – Ways to reduce your child’s exposure to environmental hazards such as tobacco smoke


  • – New chapters on sleep and allergies – including food allergies
  • – New content on resilience, prebiotics, probiotics, and other healthy lifestyle topics
  • – Expanded information on obesity, exercise, and nutrition
  • – A complete guide to immunizations along with updated information on vaccine safety
  • – And much more!

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Available in Spanish! An Arabic translation is also available at Jarir Bookstore.