How can I understand my baby's cries? Which cot is the safest? How do I know my baby has taken enough milk if I'm breastfeeding? How do we cope with colic? How can I encourage my baby to start sleeping through the night? How do I know when I should call a doctor? DR SPOCK'S BABY BASICS is a wonderfully practical guide to caring for your new baby with particular emphasis on sleeping, feeding, comforting and hygiene. Offering the best up-to-date information on your baby's most fundamental needs, and plenty of useful tips on day-to-day care, it is a reference you will pick up time and time again.
Dr Robert Needlman is vice president of developmental and behavioural paediatrics at The Dr Spock Company. A practicing paediatrician for thirteen years, he has taught at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and co-founded the Reach Out and Read literacy programme. Dr Needlman has contributed to numerous magazines, textbooks and journals and is a widely featured speaker on early learning, literacy and developmental-behavioural paediatrics.