- Series: Retro Development
- Paperback: 225 pages
- Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics; 1 edition (October 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781581108118
- ISBN-13: 978-1581108118
- ASIN: 1581108117
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development With More Than 100 Time-tested Activities (Retro Development) Paperback – October 29, 2013
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Packed with wonderful retro” activities and based on modern-day research,
Dr Zachry shares how to avoid baby product” hazards by sticking with the
tried-and-true, fun, sensory-motor activities that babies really need. A mustread
guide for the discerning parent!
Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L
Author of From Rattles to Writing; A Parent’s Guide to Hand Skills
This is a great book for any parent, but particularly for those who want to minimize
the high-tech, often unnecessary, paraphernalia being pushed these days!
Parents, you will appreciate the creative ideas for entertaining your baby and
encouraging your baby’s development.
Rachel Y. Moon, MD, FAAP
Professor of pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, Children’s National Medical Center; editor in chief,
Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know; chairperson, American Academy
of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
It’s great to see someone take notice of the wonderful way that experiences
while awake in prone help the infant learn essential motor skills and do not
require special expensive equipment. In addition, parents can be their child’s
first teachers of exploration, communication, social interaction, and sensory
and manipulation skill using inexpensive toys. Many parents will learn that
there are simple, easy ways to promote a baby’s development.
Michael E. Msall, MD, FAAP, FAACPDM
Professor of pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s
Hospital, and cochair, Pathways.org Medical Round Table
Put down your smartphone and pick up this book. With plain-spoken, concise
wisdom, Dr Zachry provides vital, research-backed information for parents
of young children. Creative, interactive play with other children and adults
healthy brain development in ways today’s technology never will.
Retro Baby provides parents fun, money-saving activities that will set their
up for lifelong success.
Mark Bertin, MD, FAAP
Developmental pediatrician, author of The Family ADHD Solution:
A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child’s Attention and Minimizing
Parental Stress, and editorial advisor, Common Sense Media
From the Inside Flap
Because we want the best possible start for our children, most of us will
be drawn in by marketing and advertising hype from baby product
manufacturers at some point. Bouncers, walkers, carriers, electronic
toys, and educational” videos are intended to make our daily lives easier and
our children smarter, but their overuse may also impede child development.
The latest parenting book from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),
Retro Baby: Cut Back on All the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development With
More Than 100 Time-tested Activities helps parents and caregivers understand
the importance of one-on-one play with your child.
In this exceptional book featuring more than 100 activities, you’ll
¦¦ Learn how crucial connections are formed between your child’s brain and
muscles during the first year of life.
¦¦ Discover how the overuse of some baby products can hinder infant
¦¦ Try a variety of ideas that enhance your baby’s ability to learn.
Retro Baby brings 20 years of experience in this area into your home. Anne
H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, understands that each family and baby have different
needs and offers flexible strategies and suggestions for playtime.
About the Author
Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist, child development
and assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center. Her research on this subject has been published in national peer-reviewed
and her profession’s trade magazines as well as a number of parenting magazines.
Her blog, Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips” averages 50,000 hits monthly.
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Finding the Active Learning Series and Arnwine's Starting Sensory Therapy actually have more good ideas on toys to make together for my, seemingly perfectly normal, 16 month old twins.
Interesting comments of baby developmental milestones
Lots of advice and activities to promote the baby good development during the first years of life.
Some good ideas to play with your baby even at birth
Some activities proposed are sometimes quite similar or repetitive
lack of images to illustrate the activity or only in back&white pictures which look a bit cheap for a book at +10$...
I tried some activities with my baby quite often and tried to find out what she likes. She used to hate tummy time and now she can stay on her tummy for longer time and feeling comfortable. At 3.5 month old she rolled for the first time for tummy to back by herself!
I just had a grandbaby and I gave this to my daughter. She tells me she is always looking up information in the book and really enjoys it.
This is now my "go to" baby shower gift
It has simple but useful tips and ideas to create new games for toddlers