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Parents of babies and toddlers from birth to age three will find answers to their most-frequently asked questions about child health and wellness in this easy-to-understand volume. Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, helps parents with friendly, straightforward guidance in an easily digestible question and answer format.
Baby and Toddler Basics focuses on parents’ top 150 questions, based on Dr. Tanya's years in practice. An internet search of these questions could yield dozens of answers, many from dubious sources. Dr. Tanya addresses parents’ concerns with the expertise of a pediatrician backed by the trusted authority of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Baby and Toddler Basics’ clear Q&A layout means it’s just as fast as Googling, but with answers parents can trust, based on medically-sound AAP policy.
Topics covered in Baby and Toddler Basics include
• Breastfeeding • Developmental stages • Fever • First Aid and injuries • General baby care • Poop • Safe sleep and sleep challenges • Stomach ache and illness • Vaccines
Dr. Tanya’s clear answers to these frequently asked questions will help parents take the right actions at home and alert them when it would be best to call their pediatrician. With Baby and Toddler Basics parents can keep their own “portable pediatrician” in their diaper bag or on their nightstand, always ready with reassuring answers.
About the Author
Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician, founder of Calabasas Pediatrics, and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is also an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare. Dr. Tanya is the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics flagship book Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, the editor-in-chief of Your Baby’s First Year, and the author of Baby and Toddler Basics. She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and three sons.
"Dr. Tanya manages to make you feel like your best friend and your pediatrician have come together to write this new parent guidebook, just for you. Baby and Toddler Basics is engaging and essential, and I know you will return to it again and again!" —Samantha Ettus, work-life expert and national bestselling author of The Pie Life: A Guilt- Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction
"Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran when it comes to kids, Baby and Toddler Basics is sure to teach you something new and reinforce facts you already know." —Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org and coauthor of Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights
"Every question parents think of is answered in this book, with up-to-date info and Dr. Tanya’s experienced wisdom and tips. It’s a must-have for all new parents." —Jenn Mann, author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids
"Dr. Tanya answers 150 of your most common baby health questions with the expertise of a trained pediatrician and the voice of a friend who’s been there. Chances are, your questions are in there—and you’ll love her answers." —David L. Hill, MD, FAAP, author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro
"...[A] must-have for every new mother’s home library. It’s like having a pediatrician in residence!..." —Betsy Brown Braun, child development/ behavior specialist and author of Just Tell Me What to Say and You’re Not the Boss of Me