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. Read more...
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.
- ISBN-13: 9781439117064
- ISBN-10: 1439117063
- Publisher: Scribner Book Company
- Publish Date: March 2010
- Page Count: 291
- Dimensions: 9.26 x 6.22 x 0.77 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 42.
- Review Date: 2010-02-08
- Reviewer: Staff
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. (Apr.)