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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

Birth to Age 5

American Academy of Pediatrics

Edited By:
Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor in Chief, and Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, Associate Medical Editor
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With more than 4 million copies in print, our top-selling parenting guide has shaped the health and well-being of children for nearly 20 years. Drawing on the contributions and practical wisdom of more than 100 pediatric specialists, the thoroughly revised 5th edition includes


  • Basic child care from infancy through 5 years
  • Guidelines and milestones for physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth
  • A complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, congenital diseases, and other disabilities
  • Guidelines for prenatal and newborn care with sections on maternal nutrition, exercise, and screening tests during pregnancy
  • An in-depth guide to breastfeeding, including its benefits, techniques, and challenges
  • A guide to choosing child care programs and car safety seats
  • Ways to reduce your child's exposure to environmental hazards such as tobacco smoke



  • New chapters on sleep and allergies – including food allergies
  • New content on resilience, prebiotics, probiotics, and other healthy lifestyle topics  
  • Expanded information on obesity, exercise, and nutrition
  • A complete guide to immunizations along with updated information on vaccine safety
  • And much more!



Available in Spanish! An Arabic translation is also available at Jarir Bookstore.


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About the author

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 member pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. One of the major activities of the AAP is providing reliable educational materials for parents and caregivers. Under the direction of a medical editor, content developed by the AAP is rigorously reviewed by appropriate committee members to ensure compliance with the organization's current policy and recommendations.

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