Written during award-winning pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen’s first year as a father, this book is the only one to combine two invaluable “on the job” perspectives—the doctor’s and the new parent’s.
The result is a refreshingly engaging and informative guide that includes all you need to know at each age and stage of your child’s first year. Drawing on the latest medical recommendations and his experiences at home and in the office, Dr. Cohen covers everything from preparing for your baby’s arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parent’s life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your child’s development. In each instance, Dr. Cohen provides a thorough overview and a simple answer or explanation: a “common sense bottom line,” yet he doesn’t dictate. The emphasis is on doing what is medically sound and what works best for you and your baby. He also includes fact sheets, easy-to-follow diagnosis and treatment guides, and humorous daddy vs. doctor sidebars that reveal the learning curve during his fi rst year as a dad.
Lively, practical, and reassuring, Eat, Sleep, Poop provides the knowledge you need to parent with confidence, to relax and enjoy baby’s fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.
Cohen, a Beverly Hills pediatrician on the Cedars Sinai Medical Center teaching staff, penned this guide during his daughter s first year of life. Neither starchy reference tome nor sentimental diary, the book weaves useful facts and information with Cohen s often comical, personal accounts of being a regular dad who is also a pediatrician (sidebars called Daddy vs. Doctor probe such topics as sleeping through the night, Apgar scores, and birthmarks). In keeping with the book s title, Cohen maintains that three mundane activities eating, sleeping, and defecating make up most of baby s agenda. He devotes a good portion of his text to these three subjects, but also delves into a flurry of other concerns, such as vaccinations, why babies cry, and what to do about colic (presenting a viable theory relating to stress). For each issue, Cohen concludes with common sense bottom line summaries, advising parents to stick to the essentials, whether planning a nursery or choosing a pediatrician. Doing what works for one s individual family is what counts for instance, he counsels moms that breast is best but not to feel guilty if they choose to bottle-feed. Cohen s practical approach is sure to pacify and entertain first-time parents who can easily become overwhelmed by both the joys and challenges of baby s first year.
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We refer to this book at "the manual"
Cleverly recommended by our pediatrician, we go to the book before we call his office (or after looking up the problem we don't have to call). Solid practical advice with a sence of humor. Getting it as an iBook allows you to search and makes it an excellent reference.
Really useful information
Fantastic to get the perspective of a pediatrician and a parent.