Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions (Paperback)

Baby and Toddler Basics: Expert Answers to Parents' Top 150 Questions By Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP Cover Image
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Fast, evidence-based advice that’s a lot more accurate than “Dr. Google”!

This easy-to-use guide offers parents the advice they need for (distressing) baby and toddler health and development concerns—fast! Dr. Altmann draws on more than 20 years in practice to answer parents’ most frequently asked questions in a convenient Q&A format. Topics covered include breastfeeding, baby care, developmental stages, first aid and injuries, sleep, vaccines, and more. Parents can dip in and out of this resource as-needed for trustworthy information, getting evidence-based answers and skipping the contradictory, misleading, and sometimes dangerous information on the internet. This new edition is fully revised and updated and includes COVID-19 information, new fever guidelines, and reflects all current American Academy of Pediatrics policy.

About the Author

Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician, founder of Calabasas Pediatrics, and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is also an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare. Dr. Tanya is the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics flagship book Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, the editor-in-chief of Your Baby’s First Year, and the author of Baby and Toddler Basics . She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and 3 sons.

Praise For…

"Dr. Tanya manages to make you feel like your best friend and your pediatrician have come together to write this new parent guidebook, just for you. Baby and Toddler Basics is engaging and essential, and I know you will return to it again and again!" —Samantha Ettus, work-life expert and national bestselling author of The Pie Life: A Guilt- Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction

"Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran when it comes to kids, Baby and Toddler Basics is sure to teach you something new and reinforce facts you already know." —Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, medical editor of and coauthor of Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights


"Every question parents think of is answered in this book, with up-to-date info and Dr. Tanya’s experienced wisdom and tips. It’s a must-have for all new parents." —Jenn Mann, author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids


"Dr. Tanya answers 150 of your most common baby health questions with the expertise of a trained pediatrician and the voice of a friend who’s been there. Chances are, your questions are in there—and you’ll love her answers." —David L. Hill, MD, FAAP, author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro


"New and prospective parents will find that Altmann’s compact, concise primer is a valuable source of reassurance and advice." —Publishers Weekly

"...[A] must-have for every new mother’s home library. It’s like having a pediatrician in residence!..." —Betsy Brown Braun, child development/ behavior specialist and author of Just Tell Me What to Say and You’re Not the Boss of Me
Product Details
ISBN: 9781610026208
ISBN-10: 1610026209
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 300
Language: English