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Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year
Simon & Schuster / 2010 / Paperback
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Author, pediatrician, and dad Scott Cohen offers you everything you need to know to relax and enjoy your baby's first year of life. Practical and encouraging, Eat, Sleep, Poop emphasizes sound medical judgment and doing what is right for you and your baby. Also included are fact sheets, easy-to-follow diagnosis and treatment guides, and humorous daddy vs. doctor sidebars that reveal the learning curve during his first year as a dad. Paperback.
Written during award-winning pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohens first year as a father, this book is the only one to combine two invaluable "on the job" perspectives—the doctors and the new parents.
The result is a refreshingly engaging and informative guide that includes all you need to know at each age and stage of your childs 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 babys arrival to introducing her to a new sibling, to those three basic functions that will come to dominate a new parents life. Eat, Sleep, Poop addresses questions, strategies, myths, and all aspects of your childs development. In each instance, Dr. Cohen provides a thorough overview and a simple answer or explanation: a "common sense bottom line," yet he doesnt 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 babys fi rst year, and to raise your child with the best tool a parent can have: informed common sense.
Scott W. Cohen, M.D., FAAP, is the co-founder of Beverly Hills Pediatrics and an attending and active member of the teaching staff of Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he was awarded Pediatrician of the Year in 2006 and the Physician Recognition Award in Pediatrics in 2005 and 2008. He completed his pediatric training in 2003 at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where he was the recipient of the Victor E. Stork Award for continued excellence and future promise in the care of children. He was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Cohen, a Beverly Hills pediatrician on the Cedars Sinai Medical Center teaching staff, penned this guide during his daughters first year of life. Neither starchy reference tome nor sentimental diary, the book weaves useful facts and information with Cohens 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 books title, Cohen maintains that three mundane activitieseating, sleeping, and defecatingmake up most of babys 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 ones individual family is what countsfor instance, he counsels moms that breast is best but not to feel guilty if they choose to bottle-feed. Cohens practical approach is sure to pacify and entertain first-time parents who can easily become overwhelmed by both the joys and challenges of babys first year. (Apr.)Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"Eat, Sleep, Poop should be every new parents bedside staple. I would have loved to have this book 3 years ago when my son was born, but I still find it very helpful now! Dr. Cohen has succeeded in bringing readers a comprehensive book of must-have baby information, tips, recommendations, and heartwarming personal stories to help parents and their babies flourish through the first year together. This is the book I will be buying for everyone I know who is about to have a baby."
--Kim Barnouin, coauthor of The New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch
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