- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Knopf; Revised edition (October 15, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780375700002
- ISBN-13: 978-0375700002
- ASIN: 0375700005
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 100 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five (Revised Edition) Paperback – October 15, 1997
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Penelope Leach's Your Baby & Child has been a beloved favorite for years. With this new, revised edition, Leach has updated her information and approach to reflect new findings in the field of child development, and to respond to the changing needs of today's families. Leach has utter respect for children and their parents; she explains development, child care, and parenting concerns clearly and without condescension.
Each developmental stage--newborn, settled baby, older baby, toddler, and young child--is discussed in terms of feeding, teeth and teething, growing, excreting, crying, sleeping, playing, and everyday care. For each stage, an additional set of appropriate topics is discussed, including muscle power, speech, child care, and appropriate toys. Colorful and expressive photos display infant, childhood, and toddler behavior. With her common-sense, child-positive approach, Leach carefully dispels negative parenting attitudes, and teaches readers how to stop, listen, and learn from their children. --Ericka Lutz
From Library Journal
This updated version of the child-rearing standard by renowned British psychologist Leach is touted by the publisher as the "essential guide fully revised for today's family." Although the five chapter subdivisions based on the child's age remain the same, and some of the opening essays on each age are lifted almost verbatim from the 1989 edition (Knopf), critical updates in some areas of concern, such as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), make this an essential purchase. In addition to physical growth and progress, Leach addresses the psychosocial needs of children. She also includes parent concerns and responses similar to those found in Workman's "What To Expect" series. Public and academic libraries would do well to stock the new version of this primer on children and their development for circulation as well as for the reference shelf.?Lisa Williams, Moline Southeast Lib., Ill.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The best resource I found while preparing and being a new parent.
My son is 28 years old, now, and about to be a first-time father. I can think of no better gift to give him than Penelope Leach's treatise on the child from birth to five. Viewing the growth and learning process from the child's point of view genuinely helped this once novice parent adapt and improvise to what, I'm sure, was the betterment of the child and the greater joy of the parent.
It will be worthwhile to read this book many times over.
I keep this book around and read parts of it when my son is approaching a new stage. My husband also reads it if I leave it in the bathroom and he is receptive to the author's information and opinions too.