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Good information, but buy Age Birth through Age 5 instead.
on March 17, 2014
If you're going to buy a book to answer basic questions about your baby, this is a good one, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has published a more comprehensive version--"Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth through Age 5"--with the same information but covering a larger age range. This is the basic information your pediatrician will reference when telling you how to deal with common problems such as a stuffy nose, spitting up, etc. Whenever our son had a problem, we always called the pediatrician first but also read what this book had to say, and the suggestions were always the same. This book was also helpful in helping us diagnose his first ear infection! Also, it gives great info about how babies develop and how to play with your baby when he is super young.